First off, thanks so much to all of you for giving me good advice. I’ve already gotten started on the slippery Elm, and am planning to start using marshmallow root tea very soon.
I believe that all of these problems, and maybe all of my illness in general, ties back into my inflamed gut.
In fact, the more research I do, and the more I listen to my body, the more and more convinced I am that it is leaky gut syndrome.
I’ve tried many things to heal my agitated intestines, but very few of them have given me tangible results. First off, I’ve gone through the elimination diet, to get rid of any potential allergens, and I’ve been on the Candida diet for well over a year now. And my body is telling me that it’s time to stop killing things, and start rebuilding things.
But nothing really seems to be soothing The gut. Either that, or one of the things I’m doing is aggravating it and compromising everything else. It feels like even taking probiotics is inflammatory. (I take go live probiotics, as recommended by my natural path. But I just realized that they have trace amounts of milk protein, as well as glutamine, so I wonder about that. ) I’ve tried using raw sauerkraut from rejuvenative, but even the tiniest bit seems to set my intestines on fire. Glutamine seems harsh to me.
For now, my game plan is to use slippery Elm and marshmallow root to try and get my gut back to a calm state, and then try again with probiotics.
Anyone have any experience or luck dealing with an easily agitated, inflamed gut? Also, is there any evidence out there that the leaky gut could be associated with the dehydration?