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Able900 wrote: I understand your predicament, Benc, I really do. But the fact remains that, as far as I can tell, you’re having two servings of animal meat protein every day.
According to a research study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” vegetarians have a faster digestion time than those who eat meat/chicken/fish. The digestion time for non-vegetarians was 31 to 96 hours. The digestion time for vegetarians were from 27 hours to 54 hours. This means that animal protein is constantly being broken down in your body and therefore ammonia has a good chance of being in the intestines most of the time. This is going to change your treatment period to quite a bit longer than normal. If you find that you have no choice but to continue your diet as it is now, you will probably need to increase all of your supplements to a larger degree than those sufferers who can manage to avoid meat.

Are you making your own kefir and having it a few times a day? In your situation, I doubt seriously if you’ll be able to reach a cure without kefir being in your daily diet. Also, what count is your probiotic as well as the brand and strain?

With leaky gut syndrome, the more varied your diet is, the more you increase your chances of adding another food to the list of allergens. Allergies stemming from leaky gut are not your normal food allergies and do not develop in the same manner.

How do you feel about trying Swedish Digestive Bitters for a while instead of Wobenzym? Bromelain is one of the ingredients and is also a very common allergen.


I’m willing to give anything a try to be honest, just trying to get my head round it. I’ve not tried Kefir, I’ve always had a bit of a problem with cows milk (when I gave it up as a kid, my eczema died down, whenever I took casien it got worse), does it work with goats milk?

Surprisingly it didn’t come up in my allergy test, but oregano, grapes, millet, oats, seasame seed & black & green tea did, plus a mild reaction cheeses.

I will get hold of some Swedish Digestive Bitters & get a better probiotic, currently i’m taking a myprotein one I bought before I started this treatment, this its profile (I take between 4-6 per day, because i’m aware its not very strong):
Frutafit® Inulin IQ (FOS) 130mg,
Vitamin C 120mg,
Lactobacillus Lactis 200 million cfu,
Lactobacillus Acidophilus 1.0 billion cfu,
Bifidobacterium Longum 200 million cfu,
Lactobacillus Bulgaricus 100 million cfu,
Lactobacillus Plantarum 600 million cfu,
Bifidobacterium Bifidum 600 million cfu,
Streptococcus Thermophilus 200 million cfu,
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus 100 million cfu.

I know its not medically certified but when I did the metabolic typing diet test I came out as a protein type/fast oxidizer. Thats when I started eating more protein & increased my meat variation consumption, including more red meat. I felt much better for it to be honest. I wasn’t as hungry as before & could go longer gaps without eating, plus I would be tired at the right times. This was the same time I cut all wheat & most grains right down & my bloating was much reduced. It also improved my body composition dramatically.