Hi , I read an article about high fat diet as paleo and leaky gut , I'am paleo since 1 month , and this has scared me , how do you think about that?
asked byCarlo_1 (22)
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on June 24, 2012
at 11:09 PM
Well, I'd be curious to see this article, but I will say that when it comes to high fat diets, the type of fat matters.
Here's a blog post by Jamie Scott (AKA that paleo guy) discussing an interesting study. It evaluated the effect of different dietary fats in rats. Jamie focusses on the effect the different fats had on intestinal tight junctions:
"As intestinal integrity is controlled by multiple tight junction proteins, the authors evaluated the expression of these tight junction integrity markers. There was significant down-regulation of tight junction proteins in response to a linoleic acid-rich diet alone, compared to the diet rich in MCT and beef tallow"
So what does that mean? It may suggest that high fat diets can cause leaky gut when the fat is largely linoleic acid, but not when the fat is saturated or a mix of saturated and monounsaturated.
Rat studies are probably not the best evidence, but from what I've seen so far I don't think a high (mono and sat) fat diet is going to cause leaky gut.
on June 24, 2012
at 11:44 PM
I have been cured from leaky gut syndrome that I did not even know that I had since doing paleo for about 2 months. Before paleo, curry (my favorite food) and other hot foods would make me irritable and suffer insomnia and make me difficult to live with. On the recent Father's Day, I had two meals with 3 bowls of curry. Then, of course, there was lots of curry left over, so I had 12 more bowls over the next 2 days. I had no problems whatsoever. That was amazing.
Yes, bacteria in your gut will change with a high fat diet. I recommend homemade kefir. It will reducing your overall house expenses and is very easy, easier than homemade yogurt.