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PALEO AND IBS PROBLEMS!

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Hi I'am 18 yo and I'am IBS sufferer.. I've done the test for the leaky gut.. but it wasn't alterate..it was normal.. I done also the test of the lactoferrin (it was normal ) so we ( me and my gasto ) can excluded an IBD. I DONT EAT : _DAIRY _ALL KIND OF CEREALS _NORMAL WHITE SUGARS

I started this diet from 1 week , I fell a little better but I haven't seen great results... Have you got some tips to give me?

Really thanks!

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on May 20, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Definitely. Anything over 70% messes me up good. And even 70% I need to eat with food. To me it's become an occasional indulgence at most. It's at least the caffeine but it could be other compounds as well. If I were you, I'd give it up for a few weeks and see if it helps your symptoms.

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(13)

on May 20, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Hi! yes the only sugar I eat is the dark chocolate! shoud I avoid it? I eat everyday a lot of! it is a drug for me!

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on May 19, 2012
at 03:49 AM

Hmm, I now see that this is not stated very concretely in the FAQ. It's second nature to me, because I've been around here for two years; but you have not. So I'll see if Patrik wants to add something.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on May 19, 2012
at 03:32 AM

No need for debate: Official Paleohacks policy is no self-promotion in your answers. Please keep it to your profile or, if you can find an easy way to do it, your username. You've given a lot of interesting answers already in just one day: people will check out your profile eventually, they always do. Thank you.

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on May 18, 2012
at 02:26 AM

Wow, you're welcome. Funny thing is although I have been paleo for about 2 years and knew about bone broth and probiotics, I have only begun to incorporate both recently. I am really interested in promoting good gut flora for my wife and kids who are suffering a bad allergy season. I suggest you watch this video with Dr. Campbell-McBride who created this protocol. Her english can be a lttle hard to get used to, but you will be a believer after you see. http://vimeo.com/10507542

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on May 18, 2012
at 01:55 AM

My point being is you don't see Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf or any other paleo guru "pushing" or promoting themselves here. That's great that you can help people, but if someone has more interest in you or your opinion or phylosophy they can simply click on your profile and find your link. While it may be true that you help many people, you are but one of many here. This whole site is dedicated to that end and that statement comes across as a little arrogant. I may be the only one who is concerned about self promotion now, but I doubt I will be for long.

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on May 18, 2012
at 12:41 AM

soluble fibre good, insoluble fibre bad.

5447e1f37d3ffa1525dac55be36ee454

(1019)

on May 17, 2012
at 11:37 PM

I am providing valuable advice to people here, and I would like them to know that, that is what I do for a living, and if they like more of my advice and would like more of it, they know where to find me. If that does not interest you, then that's you, but I help a lot of people.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on May 17, 2012
at 10:59 PM

so agree with Kelly, the first thing anyone tells you when you have IBS is you need fiber, ugh, for most it just makes it worse...

08c29f85bce6cc9c9acaab8fda8245f1

(13)

on May 17, 2012
at 10:49 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH! VERY UTILITY SITE! THANK YOU AGAIN! YOU'RE AN ANGEL!

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

(1208)

on May 17, 2012
at 10:36 PM

I see you just joined this site today. Not to be mean or anything, but I find you solicitations for your website and services annoying already.

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on May 17, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Paleo and supplemental magnesium have helped my IBS VERY much. I didn't realize it, but beans and uncooked vegetables bothered my digestion a lot. Bloating, gas, and constipation were the worst of it, along with nausea and a 'sick' feeling in my guts. Go completely paleo for a few weeks/months, then introduce one food at a time and see how you react. Then you can pinpoint offending items.

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on May 17, 2012
at 09:18 PM

IBS and serious gut/digestive issues can take a while to recover... just keep at it :).. honestly though it could be a long while but its worth it

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on May 17, 2012
at 09:10 PM

It may take a while for your gut to heal enough to notice a difference. If you have an overgrowth of Candida, any sugar your eat feeds it, refined white sugar or not.

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A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

on May 17, 2012
at 09:38 PM

Maybe try a GAPS protocol, www.gaps.me. This is based on a paleo type diet but with probiotics and bone broths added in. Like the other comments, I would suggest that healing the gut takes time and don't over do the probiotics at first. Good luck.

08c29f85bce6cc9c9acaab8fda8245f1

(13)

on May 17, 2012
at 10:49 PM

THANK YOU SO MUCH! VERY UTILITY SITE! THANK YOU AGAIN! YOU'RE AN ANGEL!

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

(1208)

on May 18, 2012
at 02:26 AM

Wow, you're welcome. Funny thing is although I have been paleo for about 2 years and knew about bone broth and probiotics, I have only begun to incorporate both recently. I am really interested in promoting good gut flora for my wife and kids who are suffering a bad allergy season. I suggest you watch this video with Dr. Campbell-McBride who created this protocol. Her english can be a lttle hard to get used to, but you will be a believer after you see. http://vimeo.com/10507542

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 17, 2012
at 10:05 PM

I agree with what people are suggesting, stay the course, give it time, lots of time.

Add bone broths to your diet, consider GAPS protocol for healing.

You'll need to get in tune with your body and really learn what bothers you, what doesnt, etc., this takes time and really tuning in.

Not everyone can take supplements so introduce them like any new foods. Just because its all natural or 'good' for someone else doesnt mean its good for you, but hopefully so!!

good luck!!

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E12ead3bf63c94b5b619b03722ef554f

on May 19, 2012
at 05:08 AM

The Paleo diet is a great place to start for people with IBS because it eliminates a lot of possible triggers: dairy, wheat, gluten, grains, sugar and artificial ingredients (MSG, etc). However, the Paleo diet does not work for everyone. Give yourself at least 3-4 weeks to see if if you benefit from it or not.

If things stop getting better or get worse, consider investigating a bit further about the cause of your IBS (SIBO, fructose malabsorption, being 100%% gluten-free, etc). You can find more free tips about improving your IBS by using an approach in line with the Paleo diet here.

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F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on May 17, 2012
at 10:06 PM

Have you gone entirely gluten free? - If not do it.

Are you still eating complex starches and sugars? (not just white sugar) You should read about GAPS or the SCD (specific carbohydrate diet). Focus on easy to digest foods (meat, fish, well-cooked vegetables), lots of broth, fermented foods/beverages. No matter what anybody tells you, right now fiber is not your friend.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on May 18, 2012
at 12:41 AM

soluble fibre good, insoluble fibre bad.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 17, 2012
at 10:59 PM

so agree with Kelly, the first thing anyone tells you when you have IBS is you need fiber, ugh, for most it just makes it worse...

08c29f85bce6cc9c9acaab8fda8245f1

(13)

on May 20, 2012
at 05:48 PM

Hi! yes the only sugar I eat is the dark chocolate! shoud I avoid it? I eat everyday a lot of! it is a drug for me!

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on May 20, 2012
at 10:57 PM

Definitely. Anything over 70% messes me up good. And even 70% I need to eat with food. To me it's become an occasional indulgence at most. It's at least the caffeine but it could be other compounds as well. If I were you, I'd give it up for a few weeks and see if it helps your symptoms.

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5447e1f37d3ffa1525dac55be36ee454

on May 17, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Lauric acid, L-Glutamine and probiotics are helpful in repairing intensinal damage. Lauric acid is a fat found primarily in coconuts, so coconut milk will be great. Also considering supplementing with L-Glutamine. Buy the powdered form, so you don't have to take 20 capsules at a time, and drink about 20 grams at one time everyday for a week or two.

Avoid lectins. Get to know them, and avoid them as much as you can.

5447e1f37d3ffa1525dac55be36ee454

(1019)

on May 17, 2012
at 11:37 PM

I am providing valuable advice to people here, and I would like them to know that, that is what I do for a living, and if they like more of my advice and would like more of it, they know where to find me. If that does not interest you, then that's you, but I help a lot of people.

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

(1208)

on May 18, 2012
at 01:55 AM

My point being is you don't see Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf or any other paleo guru "pushing" or promoting themselves here. That's great that you can help people, but if someone has more interest in you or your opinion or phylosophy they can simply click on your profile and find your link. While it may be true that you help many people, you are but one of many here. This whole site is dedicated to that end and that statement comes across as a little arrogant. I may be the only one who is concerned about self promotion now, but I doubt I will be for long.

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

(1208)

on May 17, 2012
at 10:36 PM

I see you just joined this site today. Not to be mean or anything, but I find you solicitations for your website and services annoying already.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on May 19, 2012
at 03:49 AM

Hmm, I now see that this is not stated very concretely in the FAQ. It's second nature to me, because I've been around here for two years; but you have not. So I'll see if Patrik wants to add something.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on May 19, 2012
at 03:32 AM

No need for debate: Official Paleohacks policy is no self-promotion in your answers. Please keep it to your profile or, if you can find an easy way to do it, your username. You've given a lot of interesting answers already in just one day: people will check out your profile eventually, they always do. Thank you.

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