Okay, let me start by saying that I had many blood tests done, as well as a stool sample following up my leaky gut test. Here are the results:
-I have Wilson's Syndrome (which I think is kind of weird because many of you were recently talking about this...) my T3 is low and my FreeT4 (is that what it's called?) is high
For this I will be taking a T3 supplement from Wellness Pharmacy, but I need to verify with the company what their fillers are. I also will be supplementing with ashwaganda (an herb)
-My progesterone is low (.7, normal range is 3-20) My ND thinks this may be because of my thyroid issue and adrenal glands. Does anyone know how this would affect nursing?
-My stool results came back with these things:
1) My pancreatic elastase is very low
2) My n-butyrate is low
3) My pH is more alkaline
And, probably the most alarming...
I have NO, I repeat NO, lactobacillus species in my gut. Nothing. Not even after taking probiotics for 4 years. I have bifidobacterium, but no lactobacillus. Isn't that weird? Why is this? Is it the leaky gut?
So I ordered some from Custom Probiotics. I'm hoping that will help.
Previous blood tests before concluded that:
1) I have very low cholesterol
2) I'm borderline anemic
3) my ALT or ALP (I forget which one is the right one, or possibly they are both high) levels are high (this was a big question mark for my ND)
4) my liver enzymes are high (possibly from my thyroid???)
Does anyone know anything about any of my test results? I'm going to look back and search for anything that was posted about Wilson's Syndrome. What about the fact that I have no L. anythings...is that FROM the leaky gut, or is my leaky gut FROM not having any of these? How do I know when I am starting to build them up in my gut?
My ND wants me to try homemade raw goat's milk yogurt. Is raw okay? I'm assuming it's better, but what about the "bad" bacteria in the raw milk? (I am totally clueless about this, so that may be a silly question.)
I know there is a great thread on here about making yogurt, but it's intimidating being x # of pages long!! Anyone here tell me these things off the top of their head:
What's the best yogurt maker to buy?
What's the best starter for goat's milk yogurt?
I know I ask a lot of questions on here and I really appreciate all the help everyone has given me. I feel so lucky to have the support I do from this thread. Thank you all