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LGS & Nuts?

Posted by Kimberly on June 09, 2001 at 18:50:14:

If your trying to heal a leaky gut, can you eat nuts, or things with rough edges?



LONG RESPONSE!!................LGS, Digestion, Herbs, Nutrients, Diet.....

Posted by helping you on June 10, 2001 at 15:33:01:

In Reply to: LGS & Nuts? posted by Kimberly on June 09, 2001 at 18:50:14:

don't think of it so much as the "shape" of something you're eating. if it has rough edges like nuts, grinding them down well or making nut butters out of them will take care of that problem. It is weather or not a particular food contributes to inflammation in the small/large intestine that matters. Many people have problems with nuts. This doesn't mean you do. The best way to find out if they bother you is to eliminate all sources of nuts for 1 week and up to 1 month. If your symptoms get better, you found a food that needs to be avoided for the time being. Add one nut back a time and see what happens. You may only have a problem with certain nuts.

I am convinced that the best diet for healing LGS is as follows:

1) Vegetables (5-11 servings)
* No nightshade vegetables or white potatoes
* Be careful with carrots, beets due to sugar content
2) Fruits (2-4 servings)
* Low-glycemic fruits
- NO bananas, tropical fruits, watermelon
* No citrus (irritating to GI tract)
3) Oils - @ tbsp a day is essential
* cold pressed, organic extra virgin olive oil
* Flax oil
4) Hormone-free, free-range meats
(1 serv. 3x a week is best but more if needed)
* Emphasize mercury-free cold-water fish
* free range chicken, turkey
* Go easy on red meat and cut out pork
* I believe eggs are out on an LGS diet. It is highly
allergenic although a great source of protein
5) As much pure water as needed to remain hydrated
* Penta-hydrate - micro-clustered water
* Distilled with no added minerals.
* Reverse omsosis if you don't trust distilled

THESE FOODS ARE YOUR SAFEST BET. THESE NEXT FOODS ARE GENERALY HEALTHY BUT INDIVIDUAL REACTIONS VARY TO THE FOLLOWING FOODS. THESE, I BELIEVE, ARE THE BEST OF THESE TYPES OF FOODS:

1) Legumes - Lentils, navy beans, pinto beans, etc.
* Soak overnight. Rince several times
* Slow cook them. OR sprout them. This increases
digestion and decreases irritation
2) Grains - Rice, quinoa.
* Safest grains for LGS.
* Other possible safe grains include amaranth, teff,
millet, buckwheat

* AVOID: Wheat, Oats, Barley, Spelt, Triticale
3) Nuts - No safe nuts for LGS exist. Preparation is most
imporant
* Soak overnight to improve digestion
* Eat small amounts with green vegetables and salads

4) Dairy foods - These are not good for LGS. However, I
will list the best foods if you need to include them
* Kefir from Goats milk (Homemade)
* Yogurt from Goats milk (homemade.
--Goats milk is closest to human milk
* NO fluid milk of any kind. Fermented only

ALTERNATIVE: Kefir can be made from rice milk, or soy milk (Soy is not a health food in my opinion but if you use it sparingly, it is better than cow's milk)
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SUPPLEMENTS FOR LGS:

DIGESTION:
1) Pancreatic enzymes (not enteric coated)
2) Plant enzymes
3) Bicarbonate (Alka-selzer Gold. Taken 30 minutes after
meals)
4) HCL (taken only when proven to be deficient using
Heidelburg Gastric Analysis)
5) Bile salts (usually as ox bile)
6) Herbs and amino acids for digestion:
* Gentian = stimulates HCL
* Artichoke = stimulates liver, gallbladder
* Choline = helps with fat digestion
* Methionine = helps liver/gallbladder
* Ginger = need I say more!!
* Peppermint = useful for heartburn
* Cardamon = Stimulated appetite, useful for
indigestion
* Chamomile = Calming on GI system, anti-spasmotic
* Fennel = Helps gas, fights bacteria
* Neem = Multi-purpose herb
* Papaya leaf = digests proteins

INTESTINAL INFLAMMATION
1. Aloe Vera
2. Cat's Claw
3. Flaxseed
4. Marshmallow root
5. Slippery elm
6. Yellow dock root
7. SeaCure = Peptide product from White Fish
8. Gamma Oryzanol

NUTRIENTS FOR LEAKY GUT SYNDROME:
1) L-glutamine - 5 to 15g a day
2) Butyrate (found in butter)
3) Colostrum (New Life. Capsule form only)
4) Lactoferrin
5) Whey Immunoglubulins (Probioplex from Metagenics)
6) Thymus Extracts
7) SeaCure
8) N-acetyl-Glucosamine
9) Vitamin A
10) Zinc
11) MSM
12) N-acetyl-cysteine
13) Quercetin
14) Epithelial Growth Factor
15) Vitamin B complex
16) Fatty Acids
17) Olive leaf
18) Silymarin
19) Ginkgo Biloba
20) DGL
21) Slippery Elm
22) Stinging Nettle
23) Pure Cellulose (insoluble fiber)

NUTRIENTS FOR SMALL INTESTINE
1) Vitamins A,B,C,D,E
2) EFA's
3) Glutamine and Carnitine
4) Glucosamine

NUTRIENTS FOR COLON
1) FOS
2) Short-chain fatty acids (butyrate)
3) Larch AG

NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES THAT RELATE TO THE COLON
1) All B vitamins
2) Thyroid deficiency
3) Carnitine deficiency
4) Glutamine
5) Excess lactose
6) Excess fruit sugars
7) Calcium deficiency
8) Iron excess

THE BEST PROBIOTICS FOR IMPLANTATION:
1) Culturelle (LGG)
2) Acidophilus DDS
3) Primal Defense
4) Nature's Biotics
5) Flora Source
6) L. Salivarius
7) L. Plantarum
8) Saccarohmyces Boulardi

LIVER PROTECTING HERBS/SUBSTANCES
1. Milk Thistle
2. Dandelion
3. Artichoke
4. Boldo Leaf
5. Lecithin
6. Choline
7. Methionine
8. Tumeric
9. N-acetyl-glucosamine

HERBS FOR ULCERS
1. DGL
2. Cabbage juice (L-glutamine)
3. Slippery elm
4. Okra
5. Meadowsweet
6. Ginger

BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTI-MICROBIAL AGENTS
1) Black Walnut
2) Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
3) Echinacea
4) Garlic
5) Grapefruit Seed Extract
6) Licorice Root
7) Olive Leaf

ANTI-BACTERIAL HERBS
1) Echinacea, Garlic, ginger, Grapefruit seed extract are
best
2) Goldenseal

ANTI-VIRAL HERBS
1) Echinacea, garlic, licorice, astralagus are best
2) Olive leaf
3) ginger
4) grapefruit seed extract
5) Schizandra

ANTI-YEAST HERBS
1) garlic, grapefruit seed, licorice are best
2) Gentian
3) Licorice
4) oil of oregano
5) Pau d'arco
6) Tea tree oil
7) DC3
8) Uva-ursi

ANTI-PARASITE HERBS
1) black walnut, garlic, grapefruit seed extract are best
2) Artemisia annua
3) Wormwood

IMMUNE MODULATORS
1) Transfer Factors
2) MGN-3
3) Beta Glucan 1,3 1,6
4) IP-6
5) Colostrum
6) Medicinal mushrooms

BEST FIBER SUPPELEMENTS FOR CONSTIPATION:
1) Flax fiber
2) Apple Pectin
3) Guar Gum
4) Pysllium = This can go both ways. be cautious
5) Bran
6) Herbal Fiberblend is the best fiber I have ever used

I have used these ideas quite sucessfully. The only other suggestion I have is to be tested to monitor your results. These are the best tests for doing so:

1) CDSA with parasitology
2) Intestinal Permeability
3) Liver Detox
4) Heidelburg Gastric Analysis
5) Hydrogen Breath test
6) ELISA IgG IgE food reactivity test (Immuno labs)
7) Anti-gliadin/gluten
8) Pantox nutrient profile.
9) Saliva hormone panel for testosterone, DHEA, Pregnenolone, Melatonin, IGF-1, Estragen, Progesterone, Thyroid. Measure the Free-hormone.

If these tests still don't get to the root of your problems, a more through look into your digestive tract may be needed with means such as x-ray, colonoscopy, biopsy and many other conventional tests. This way, you know if your therapies are working

I hope these suggestions help those combating LGS and many other digestive complaints.




Re: LONG RESPONSE!!................LGS, Digestion, Herbs, Nutrients, Diet.....(Archive in LGS.) SUMMARY

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 11, 2001 at 09:53:22:

In Reply to: LONG RESPONSE!!................LGS, Digestion, Herbs, Nutrients, Diet..... posted by helping you on June 10, 2001 at 15:33:01:

Thanks, helping!

Namaste`

Walt

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Thanks!!! nmi

Posted by Kimberly on June 11, 2001 at 10:05:03:

In Reply to: LONG RESPONSE!!................LGS, Digestion, Herbs, Nutrients, Diet..... posted by helping you on June 10, 2001 at 15:33:01:



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Re: LONG RESPONSE!!................LGS, Digestion, Herbs, Nutrients, Diet.....

Posted by Wendy on June 11, 2001 at 14:28:45:

In Reply to: LONG RESPONSE!!................LGS, Digestion, Herbs, Nutrients, Diet..... posted by helping you on June 10, 2001 at 15:33:01:

Hi Helping,
Just wanted to thank you for your time and interesting information. I printed it out for further reference - there's a wealth of info there.
Just a question about the apple pectin and guar gum - is that in liquid form? How do you take it and how much? Are they as good as psyllium?
Thank you in advance.

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Wow! Thanks for all that, Helping.

Posted by tbc on June 11, 2001 at 18:01:12:

In Reply to: LONG RESPONSE!!................LGS, Digestion, Herbs, Nutrients, Diet..... posted by helping you on June 10, 2001 at 15:33:01:

I'm printing it out-starting a file on this. Thanks again for taking the time to give us this info!!!

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