Originally Posted by caedmyn
Here's a thought: if your DS did well when you restarted the SCD, maybe you should consider doing an actual candida diet. Maybe he's having difficulty with something in the SCD. When I switched from the SCD to the candida diet, it was a bit hard at first while I figured out what to eat, but in some ways it was easier--I started eating salads right away, and I'd never worked up to uncooked veggies on the SCD. I also started eating other veggies that I hadn't worked up to on the SCD.
Also, if you feel overwhelmed there is nothing wrong with taking a break for a bit. You could stop the supplements for a week or two, or eat any SCD legal foods, or eat non SCD foods that you know he can tolerate...that sort of thing. Sometimes we really need a bit of a mental break to get the energy to keep working on all this.
Originally Posted by my3peanuts
Thanks Chinese pistache,
I think my biggest problem is needing to cut sugar out of my diet. Yes, you should definitly cut sugar out!
I admitingly do not have healthy eating habits and sugar is a big part of my diet. I'm finding it hard to cut dairy/eggs out as well because cheese & dairy have been large parts of my diet. I feel like I'm making my way to eating nothing!! Ok here is my story in short (I hope). I use to smoke, quit over a year ago. Before that I started getting ezcema and 1 big toe nail fungal and I also am hypothyroid. I drank coffee ALOT!! and sugar FORGET-ABOUT-IT, my sugar addition got worse after I stopped smoking (no suprise). Then I broke a tooth with an amalgam filling, and had 2 tooth abcesses on 2 other teeth (had root canal on them). I was on antibiotic's on and off 4 times within a year and 2x prior to that. I also had a tetenus shot (new I shouldn't do it but scared of lockjaw, next time I am going to take my chances I had way more symptoms than they said I would get from the shot, I thought I was going to die, really) and more antibiotic. Oh yea, totally bad eating habits (I mean JUNK) along with stress. Well, all said, I had itchy rash, skin flaking /dry tight, hot feeling,and swelling around my eyes, some fingers, mouth, and down south, you know. I also had stomach pains whenever I ate most foods. Muscle/joint aches and pain. If it wasn't for the maker's diet and research I would probably be worse and I wouldn't have found Sally Fallon's cookbook (excellent book). Well I am 70% better and I don't follow the candida diet very strickly, but will start this week because I want to make more progress and I haven't been using my oil of oregano like I should, but I have upped my probiotics (lots of die-off: )and waiting on my kefir grains:
In the meantime I'm afraid if our problem is a leaky gut he will continue to lose weight until this problem is resolved. Being so young I worry about him losing weight.
What is your regimen, from when you wake to when you sleep, and what foods and supplements. I would like to compare some things. I was thinking of buying olive leaf, do you take this one, I hear alot good things. Please share.At the end of these quote's I will post some info I found from one of the sites that helped me understand leaky gut. I used some of what she suggest for foods and some from others like the maker's diet. Here is her website if iterested in more: http://www.askshelley.com/faq.php?p=default&cat=38#a25
Originally Posted by saskiasmom
I have been leaning this way myself. From what Ive read, lgs causes candida overgrowth, but/and vice versa. If you have yeast, you have leaky gut, but you had it before the yeast too, just not as bad. You have to address both (as you are all doing). Its the terrain vs. microbe debate, and the answer is, it's both. Yeast makes the terrain worse (alkalinizes the bowel, due to not enough good bugs making lactic acid ... but good bugs cannot do their job in an alkaline environment, so *just* adding these wil not restore balance in and of itself, because it doesnt address the terrain), but it was not healthy to begin with, to open the door to yeast overgrowth. And when you are doing everything *right* (diet, antifungals, enzymes, probiotics, direct intestinal healing - l-glutamine, aloe, zinc, vit. A, whatever - stress relief, detox) it still takes at least 9 mos, but I think more, to get balanced. I have been fighting the yeast without thinking about the whole picture. One source Ive read attributes a lot to stress, and not just the obvious kind. Dealing with what we all are causes a lot of obvious stress. There have been many studies showing how detrimental stress is to the intestines. It occurs to me that healing the gut could eliminate yeast, although thats not looking at the whole picture either
: Hope Im not being redundant here
Well I know that cinnamon is an antifungal and I also read somewhere the eggs are too, I did not know this about the eggs until about 1 or 2 months ago(It may have to do with the sulfur) as for the cinn. I found that out about 6 months ago. Still learning.Ok here is the info on the leaky gut. I use some of her info but you should read a little more on her site, some useful info:
Originally Posted by moonshine
I am having the worst face rash explosion ever. It kind of errupted yesterday. This is now the 3rd time in like 6 weeks that this has happened, the first and 3rd times being the worst. My one eye is so swollen that it is only half open. I don't know if it started then, but I first felt my skin getting red, bumpy and itchy while eating breakfast and got too much cinnamen. I often eat cinnamen, but I dumped too much and actually choked/coughed from it.
I have never had any skin problems and certainly not exema, but I am starting to wonder. Could it just start like that? Although this time it is not flakey, but red, itchy, swollen and on my eyelids, rather sore.
I do not know how it ties into my GI issues, but of course, I know that it does. I still have fairly severe bloating, not so much constipation, occassional gas and the latest is gastritis. I started taking prilosec and am now trying nexium to stop the horrible pain that I was having, which is helping that.
My doctor really is useless with this stuff, so I need to find a new one. I am also not working much due to all this stuff going on, so money is not plentiful to go to alternative practicioners. I am now strongly considering allergy testing.
Does anyone have any insight into any of this for me? I just really don't quite know what to do. I am using vit E, which helps alittle, but only for a very short while.
This protocol is for anyone experiencing Stage 2 Candida; Celiac Disease; IBS; Crohn’s; Acne; fatigue after meals not explained by hypoglycemia; food sensitivities; alternating bouts of diarrhea/constipation; dark circles under the eyes; fatigue; fibromyalgia.
The cycle that needs to be interrupted is a cycle of a too-porous intestine allowing large molecules into the bloodstream. The immune system then has to go into overdrive, attacking these large molecules, which causes inflammation of the intestines, which increases gut permeability.
This wreaks havoc on the liver, which must take these inappropriate molecules out of the bloodstream. Bile can be compromised, causing a highly acidic bile that burns the small intestine. So liver management is required. Flushing helps, but mostly the liver needs things that cleanse it and bile.
The intestinal lining can heal itself in as fast as 24 hours, but nutrient deficiencies and inflammation will slow down the process to as long as 3 days, and subsequent allergic reactions will create new pores.
If Candida caused the pores to begin with, it should be brought under control before beginning this protocol.
Your first line of defense is diet. You should follow an anti-candida, anti-celiac disease diet for at least 3 months. That means only vegetables (except for nightshade), alternative, non-gluten grains; protein shakes.
Avoid wheat, oats, corn, white potatoes, tomatoes, even garlic, as it may be an allergen if you ate a lot of it in the past, or used it to kill candida.
You can have legumes, nuts if raw and soaked, you should get plenty of EFAs as they help repair tissues, you can only eat non-hormonal, organic beef, chicken and turkey; and fish.
You should get most of your nutrients from freshly squeezed veggie juice. If you don’t have a juicer yet, get one! Until then, visit the local juice bar or buy Naked Juice.
Your second line of defense is keeping the intestines clean. You should clean the colon as often as possible. Clean tissues heal faster. That means enemas almost daily; a diet of mostly juices; and a combination of insoluble fiber (veggies, whole flax seeds) and only a small bit of soluble fiber (psyllium, guar gum, apple pectin) as it may irritate.
After a flushing enema, do a retention enema of liquid chlorophyll or aloe vera juice to aid healing, or simply add some to your flushing enemas and retain them a bit longer before voiding. The basic enema is just salted water; neither baking soda or coffee are recommended for leaky gut treatments.
Your third line of defense is taking the amino acid, L-Glutamine. It is a major component of the connective tissue of the intestinal tract. You should buy the powder so that it is absorbed easily and gets into the bloodstream right away. For best results, take at least 1/2 teaspoon 2x day on an empty stomach.
There are supplements designed for leaky gut, a list of common components follows so you’ll be able to recognize a good one or so you can create your own with a combo of supplements, juices and teas.
Take in Lecithin to help cleanse the bile and liver.
Carrot juice cleanses bile and liver, beets detox liver. This is important as harsh bile will create more permeability.
Cabbage is a good source of organic sulphur, which aids the action of the glutamine. Some supplements have MSM for this reason.
Digestive Enzymes – leaky gut exhausts the pancreas, help it out, and help foods get fully digested so only smaller particles end up in the bloodstream.
EFA’s – gamma linolenic acid, linoleic acid, only from animal sources of fruit oils or fish oils, not nut oil.
B vitamins – they are so essential for good fat absorption and repairing of tissues, and tough to Over Dose on, so do take these regularly.
Zinc – zinc absorption gets interrupted by leaky gut and you need it. You may need magnesium too - especially if experiencing brain fog and twitching.
N-Acetyl D-Glucosamine is an amino-sugar (amino acid joined to a sugar) that aids in the formation of connective tissue of the intestinal tract. Glucosamine is an integral component of the mucous membranes lining the digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts.
Marshmallow has been shown to have soothing and healing properties upon the epithelial tissue lining the gastrointestinal tract. It also soothes the kidneys/bladder. Slippery elm is a soothing nutritive demulcent. It helps to buffer the membranes of the intestinal lining from irritation from foods and assists the passage of foods through the intestines. It may also help to support the healing process of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract.
Acidophilus and other probiotics – these should be taken after the permeability issue has been addressed. If you take microbes while the gut is leaking, they will end up in the bloodstream and cause rashes and other issues. If you’re not sure where you are in the cycle, take it every 3 days or so after every 2 enemas.
Since the immune system is exhausted by leaky gut syndrome, avoid taking Echinacea to ramp it up - it needs a break. Kombucha tea and all the guidelines in Lymph Notes are highly beneficial. They main thing is change the diet If you don't change it you will get worse. And listen to your body. When I changed my diet I saw improvement right away. When taking the probiotics and antifungals you will get die off. It takes awhile to get better, but the happier you are the less stress over the condition the quicker you get better. I really think making my homemade kefir is going to make a world of a difference. I want to try to get most of my stuff from foods if that is possible. I know I forgot some things but I will get it the next time around.