- August 10, 2013 at 1:55 am #108879
LizBellMemberTopics: 5Replies: 17
Has anyone got any good links here to leaky gut?
I self-diagnosed candida about seven months ago, went on the diet, then started seeing a naturopath three months ago. She diagnosed leaky gut and adrenal fatigue (plus candida and some other parasites/bacteria that she got rid of, mostly).
I’ve been following her treatment plan and my immunity has definitely improved. But I have recently picked up another parasite (toxoplasmosis, she reckons) and so have had a massive energy crash with that, and have candida back again.
I guess i’m just feeling kind of sick of a. having so many food intolerances and b. feeling so tired. I would really like my life back!
Does anyone have any advice on how long leaky gut takes to heal? She’s told me roughly, for me, about a year, which i’m ok with mostly, as long as my energy keeps improving. I’ve been up and down a lot since I started seeing this naturopath and she seems better than many other doctors/practioners I’ve seen, but any advice from those who have recovered or know this stuff would be welcomed!!
:)lizAugust 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm #108891
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
LizBell;47400 wrote: Does anyone have any advice on how long leaky gut takes to heal? She’s told me roughly, for me, about a year
No one, including your ingenuous doctor, can tell you how long it will take you to cure your leaky gut. There’s a very simple reason for this; you won’t cure your leaky gut until you’ve stopped the infestation of Candida albicans in your body. And of course, how long it takes to reduce the infestation sufficiently enough to heal your leaky gut depends on the type of treatment you’re on; it also depends on you and how closely you adhere to the diet and treatment.
In as few words as possible; your leaky gut is caused by the Candida boring holes into and through your intestinal walls with their hyphae (root-like structures). The tiny holes allow food particles such as undigested proteins as well as bacteria and other substances to escape from the stomach through the tiny holes and eventually into the bloodstream. This is leaky gut syndrome.
From the description above, any us os can realize that you cannot heal leaky gut syndrome until you have managed to change the fungal Candida back to their benign yeast form and reduced the infestation to a bare minimum so that they are no longer boring into your intestinal walls. Until that point, it’s a waste of time and money to attempt to heal the leaky gut. The best you can do for leaky gut problems if you have a Candida infestation is to treat the inflammation in the gut in order to reduce your suffering.
The most important thing you need is a good Candida diet and a good supplement protocol to accompany the diet, and you need to remain on these continually.
If you don’t have the diet and protocol that the forum is using, let me know and I’ll send the information to you.
SeanAugust 11, 2013 at 2:33 am #108935
LizBellMemberTopics: 5Replies: 17
Hey thanks guys. I was actually on this protocol for a little while, and another candida diet before that. My problem was that i was reacting to some of the foods (without realising this was what was happening) and supplements.
I also had other parasites and bacteria in my gut that needed separate treatment (other than the diet/protocol) to deal with them.
I’m feeling a little better today (the naturopath’s candida and parasite treatment must be working) so that’s good.
I guess I was after some recovery stories so i could feel a bit more hopeful about it all 😉
From my understanding the gut takes quite a while to heal (which is frustrating lol!!)August 11, 2013 at 6:30 am #108937
SueinOzMemberTopics: 12Replies: 24
You can call me SueinSyd – I’m just three hours north of you.
I’m in my 3rd week of the diet so I’m just new, but I have been trying to fix myself with previous diets – months off 72 foods IgG tests said to avoid, months off dairy, then gluten…. all the way to no additives.
Nothing was changing my fuzzy, drunk-feeling head and weird energy lapses. I run Marathons so it wasn’t as if I had chronic fatigue or anything but I sure felt awful. Actually running was the only thing I seemed to do well. All else was difficult.
Not to say three weeks has changed much but I feel that with all the candida diets out there this has to be the one that will give us the best chance of recovery. Other diets allow fruit, starches, grains, all sorts of things not allowed on this strict Able900 diet. Surely this diet offers the most aggressive approach in attacking the candida, along with taking it gently to protect our liver etc. and seems to have good reasons and research behind the things set down to do. And nice caring people to back us up.
So far my nose seems clearer and not sticky – it has plagued me with being blocked and sticky for years. And I’m watching for any other signs of difference.
My head is still woozy, but I had eye surgery 3 weeks ago and again on Tuesday, and still feel anesthetized, plus all the eye drops send me dizzy too. No way to tell if my head is any different until all this settles and my brain gets used to my new eyes!
I’ll be posting my updates and sticking with the programme, and will be interested to see how you go too.
All the best.
Sue.August 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm #108981
lita11MemberTopics: 0Replies: 8
No, i have not but i want to know about it. Can any one tell me also..?August 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm #108990
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6828
You also won’t heal leaky gut without the correct supplements. Check out this post:
In order to improve leaky gut, you need to reduce the inflammation of the gut. To do this you need to either eat anti-inflammatory foods or take anti-inflammatory supplements such as fermented cod liver oil.
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