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Has anyone healed their gut and got rid of their or lo's food sensitivities? I'm debating trying the SCD. A lot of it speaks to me, atm- killing yeast (I've had a few hints over the last couple months that yeast is a problem), leaky gut, etc.<br><br>
I just recently read <a href="http://scdlifestyle.com/2010/04/16/phenols-and-salicylates-what-they-are-and-why-it-matters/" target="_blank">here</a> about leaky gut in relation to phenol and salicylate sensitivity, and that a leaky gut can contribute to it.<br><br>
The downside is that I will absolutely hate the SCD. I can't stand eating that much meat. I fear I could go crazy. But if it could work, and we might be able to eat fruit and veggies again, I'll do it. Will it still work if I eat beans from the beginning? They are one of a handful of things that I know ds does NOT react to.<br><br>
Is it worth trying it?
 

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I do think its worth it. Its what I did when dd was reacting every time she ate anything at all. I figured, I can't feed her nothing so I had to focus on a healing diet and optimal nutrition and try to heal her leaky gut which was causing whatever her problems were. It helped her greatly - I think we did it for a few months and then added in other stuff, GF grains, potatoes, etc (always using enzymes) Its a great place to start and will help with yeast, bacteria, whatever.<br><br>
My dd eventually got better and her eczema disappeared for almost a year. I got lazy though when I was pg again and started giving her stuff she shouldn't have (sugar, dairy, eggs) and she is now reacting to things again. We are basically back to square one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Although not really because I know so much more this time around.<br><br>
No, you can't do beans at first, at least not the way the diet is designed. Wait - there is one type of bean you can have but I've forgotten what it is? The diet is not easy, but it is so simple that it almost makes up for it. Meat/veggies for meals and fruit/nuts for snacks. If you can do eggs you are home free. I always had trouble with breakfasts since we can't do eggs. We ended up having coconut yogurt smoothies every day. But yeah, it would be pretty hard to stick with if you don't like meat. Maybe you'd learn to. The fats are so darned good for you. I felt absolutely fantastic eating this type of paleo diet and am probably going to do it hard core again with dd. She's five now though so its gonna be a lot harder than it was at three.
 

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I'm doing GAPS right now and am so glad I decided to. I started about 2 months ago and am already getting foods back. Highly recommend it!<br><br>
Oh, and while it is heavier on meat in the beginning, I think the long-term emphasis is really on veggies.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm doing GAPS right now and am so glad I decided to. I started about 2 months ago and am already getting foods back. Highly recommend it!<br><br>
Oh, and while it is heavier on meat in the beginning, I think the long-term emphasis is really on veggies.</div>
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you have noticed big diffrences on GAPS? I'm curious that diet has intrigued me but it sounds so hard
 

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GAPS and SCD are pretty much the same thing with a few minor differences. They absolutely will facilitate gut healing. I am a big believer in enzymes as well and would encourage anyone to use them along with the diet for faster healing.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">GAPS and SCD are pretty much the same thing with a few minor differences. They absolutely will facilitate gut healing. I am a big believer in enzymes as well and would encourage anyone to use them along with the diet for faster healing.</div>
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Please elaborate on enzymes....and can my 1 yr old allergic DD take digestive enzymes? Are they safe for her?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Please elaborate on enzymes....and can my 1 yr old allergic DD take digestive enzymes? Are they safe for her?</div>
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I'm new to the world of enzymes but from what I've read they're safe for LOs you just adjust the dose and start slow. I didn't adjust the dose with DD we (tried them when she was about 21 months) it caused really loose stools for quite awhile so I discontinued using them but her loose stools are still hanging around. We started with a very basic enzyme which I believe caused die off. I'm debating trying them again a lot slower and a lot less with meals.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Please elaborate on enzymes....and can my 1 yr old allergic DD take digestive enzymes? Are they safe for her?</div>
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Yes, they are quite safe. When taken with meals they help break food down and assist digestion, which is a big big help for anyone with gut issues. When taken between meals they actually help heal the gut wall and kill bacteria/yeast.<br><br>
When I started dd on them she had serious die-off and it took her body a few weeks to get used to them. After that I saw major improvement.<br><br>
A wonderful resource is <a href="http://www.enzymestuff.com" target="_blank">www.enzymestuff.com</a><br><br>
I use Houston's nutraceuticals or Enzymedica.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, they are quite safe. When taken with meals they help break food down and assist digestion, which is a big big help for anyone with gut issues. When taken between meals they actually help heal the gut wall and kill bacteria/yeast.<br><br>
When I started dd on them she had serious die-off and it took her body a few weeks to get used to them. After that I saw major improvement.<br><br>
A wonderful resource is <a href="http://www.enzymestuff.com" target="_blank">www.enzymestuff.com</a><br><br>
I use Houston's nutraceuticals or Enzymedica.</div>
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What was die-off like for your DD? I'm still debating on whether or not I should start the enyzmes again for DD. In what ways did help DD to deal with die-off? Thanks for helping me learn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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