Recovery From Leaky Gut and Food Allergies
A couple of years ago I had a lot of food sensitivities. I had been Paleo for years but I was still reacting to foods like crazy. Eliminating grains didn’t solve my digestive problems. Going gluten free almost 10 years ago didn’t heal my gut. Adding fermented foods to my diet also didn’t work. Being free of alcohol, drugs, and junk food wasn’t healing my long standing gut issues either. I was healthier, without a doubt, but my digestion still suffered.
And so, as I’ve mentioned many times, I quit eating everything but low fat varieties of meats and fish – many of them raw – rice, and vegetable juices. Low and behold, I was healed, and not just from digestive problems but of some lingering joint pain and persistent acne too. When I started including fruits, veggies, and fatty foods again, though, I was back to the drawing board.
I didn’t know what was causing me trouble at the time, but it seemed like the problem was plants in general. Of course, that was nonsense so, a couple of years ago, I had a comprehensive food allergy test done and pinned down my food sensitivities. The test results were in line with what I expected. I had been doing elimination diets to figure out my sensitivities and the test results basically confirmed what I had already discerned myself. I was allergic to bananas, rice, asparagus, pineapple – so many things.
But why? That was always my question. Why was my immune system responding to nearly everything I ate?
Now, it’s not like I hadn’t heard of leaky gut and hadn’t tried to cure it. This had been my focus for a long time. But leaky gut diets and any kind of digestive healing regimen hadn’t worked.
Fructose malabsorption is a condition in which a person cannot absorb much fructose and so it passes undigested into the gut, irritating the gut lining and causing inflammation. While eliminating fructose and fructans was key in recovering from digestive dysfunction, eliminating food allergens was equally important to allow the gut the chance to heal.
Leaky gut is a digestive condition in which large food particles are able to pass through tiny holes in the intestines (leaks) and into the blood stream. This creates an immune response.
The best way to heal leaky gut is to eliminate the offending foods, reduce inflammation, and improve nutrition.
It’s been two years since I quit eating fructose and I no longer feel like I am sensitive to everything. I no longer need to do an all meat diet and I no longer have to avoid all the foods that I used to have to avoid. I no longer even have to avoid fructose. It’s crazy. I thought I would be have fructose malabsorption forever. It is said that it might be genetic. But I can eat fruit all day now with no worries.
Last week I had a blood test and confirmed that my allergies are a thing of the past.
I used a service called PersonaLabs.
The service is valuable to anyone who either doesn’t have insurance or can’t get their doctor’s to consent for tests. The company has been really great to work with and the process is fast and smooth. Their website offers every kind of blood test imaginable. You can have allergy tests, pregnancy, fertility, STD tests, you name it. After choosing which test you want, you’ll find a lab in your area from their extensive list of choices. The lab I went to was about a five minute drive from my house. Then wait three or four days and the lab results are posted on their website as a download for you and only you.
While elimination diets can be useful in pinning down food sensitivities, it’s a lot easier to nail down the problem with a blood test so you can begin healing the very next day. If leaky gut is a problem for you, allergies are probably also present. Eliminating the allergens can speed up recovery significantly.
1351Baby shower guest sign in ideas
1607Girl baby shower favors ideas
2533Boy baby shower decorations ideas
1791TOP 10 Girl baby shower themes ideas for 2017
600Baby shower fruit tray ideas
3923Baby shower snack ideas pinterest
1909Purchase The Special Twin Baby Shower Cakes From Your Local Stores
4291High tea baby shower ideas – 10 ways to have a High tea baby shower party!
4319Baby shower afternoon tea ideas
2553TOP 10 Baby girl baby shower food ideas
2463Baby shower ideas pinterest boy
4315Baby shower centerpieces ideas pictures – 10 methods to brighten your baby shower party
554Welcoming a Baby Angel in Style with the Best Baby shower souvenir ideas
218710 Useful Triplet baby shower ideas for you!
2041Planning a Baby shower program ideas – detailed guide
3165Baby shower charades ideas
4327Baby shower onesie ideas – 10 secrets to know
2137Bumble bee themed baby shower ideas – 10 tips for good party!
1929Baby shower table ideas boy
838Baby shower bbq ideas
1153Baby shower centerpieces idea
136Pinterest baby shower ideas
2197Creative baby shower gift ideas to make
23717Fructose, Hunger, and Inactivity – Leptin and Insulin
23789Response: What Mother’s Bodies Really Look Like
2917Pink baby shower cake ideas
824Ducky baby shower ideas
1831Baby shower food and drink ideas
2781Baby shower cute ideas
1795Baby shower ideas unisex
4319Baby shower afternoon tea ideas
1004Fall themed baby shower ideas
3355Curious george baby shower ideas
3031Baby book shower ideas
1641Bear baby shower ideas
616Boy themed baby shower ideas