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#1 of 4 Old 03-31-2013, 06:05 PM - Thread Starter
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My 5 year old who was diagnosed with Celiac and has been gluten free for almost a year is still underweight and not growing. My head is spinning from all the research I've done so far and I don't know where to start with the healing process. It's very apparent that just going gluten free is not enough. I would love some helpful links about healing a leaky gut in young children.
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have you also eliminated all processed foods and sugars (even limiting fruits) and been eating a traditional foods, low GI diet?  


Lots of bone broth, grass fed organic butter, eggs, and meat.  cultured foods.  


supplements i would be giving daily mixed in applesauce would be slippery elm, magnesium, colostrum, and l-glutamine.  also, probiotics and enzymes daily.  i believe others recommend FCLO as well.  



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Please look into the GAPS diet or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Both are supposed to heal the gut, but they are very strict diets. I hope something works for your little one!

 "This is the sickest species the world has ever known."
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as anybody heard about the Buteyko breathing method? I was sent this link about http://learnbuteyko.com/buteyko-for-kids/ also check out the introduction video any comments or suggestions would be appreciated - many thanks Bill

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