Originally Posted by carlsonbjj
No man I was just reading a poliquin article and I fit the symptoms so I was more asking hypothetically what one would do. This forum is great as far as nutritional advice. I am going to talk to a nutritionist this week so i can find out then, but I was wondering if anybody had any experience with the same thing and they could give me insight on it.
I would start by repairing your gut lining. You've said that you have 1). a wheat allergy and/or gluten intolerance and 2). lots of other symptoms besides digestive distress.
The way you would achieve a desirable digestive system is to cut out a lot of things you may have been eating that now you shouldn't IMO b/c based on observational evidence you're not feeling well correct?
I would go completely grain, legume, and dairy free for 60 days. Get a not pad/journal whatever and log everything you eat in shorthand and write down a synopsis of how you feel that day in general. Char progress, regression, and inbetween etc.
Again, i emphasis cutting out all grains they all have a heavy does of lectins(*antinutrients if you will/"natural" pesticides) and have prolamins i.e. common protein closely resembling gluten protein found in wheat/barely/rye and most oats. So that means no corn, oats, rice etc. either.
Also, takeout all beans/lentils from your diet. They tend to be hard on people's stomach especially people that have leaky gut or permeable gut. Stop eating/drinking dairy as well for 60 days. Most people in this world do not do well with conventional dairy. And even if you could hypothetically do ok with Raw dairy its not worth it right now in your state to try it. Your gut needs to heal. The lining of your gut needs to close (*to put in simpler terms) and then your gut will heal.
Bone broths are your friend. (*look recipes up.) Basically take some kind of meat on the bone and slow cook it. And some mild herbs/spices for taste and drink the broth everyday before your light meals. Meals should be the chicken or lamb or beef you eat in the stew and some veggies like carrots possibly onion or two in the stew. Add some spinach maybe etc. I highly recomend making a stew every three days or so that you can snack on throughout the day.
Other benign or usually gut friendly protein is chick breast lightly seasoned or turkey or quail etc. Also white fish is usually easily digested. Eat spinach and spring mix with a little olive oil or macadamia nut oil on it as a "dressing". Go light on fat at first and see how your digestion is. Trial and error. Journal your symptoms etc. Go for sweet potatoes and yams if you need carbs instead of nightshade starches like white potatoes at first. Stay away from grains.
Supplements you may want to try are listed below. Take one for a couple of days at a low dose and if you feel ok and it isn't bothering you add another one a week at a time.
Right off id take
Glutamine and probiotic everyday
Add Curcumin (*one that has the highly absorbably BC-95/component in it that makes it more absorable other "Turmeric" doesn't get absorbed well at all)
Add in Fish oil (start w/ 500mg of DHA then go to 1000mg DHA then 1500mg) Find out a maintence dose for you. 1000mg is usually good
Check your Vitamin D levels. (*shouldn't be too expensive) you want at least a 50 rating for optimal health
Think about adding a Digestive Enzyme and see if it helps w/ indigestion/heartburn etc. You may need to take 1-6 each meal depending on how effective it is. It might not help much but try it out in a few weeks of being Grain/legume/dairy free.
Try to get as much quality sleep as possible. Supplement w/ melatonin 1mg -5mg and see if it helps you stay a sleep if thats an issue. Also, look into L-theanine. Its an amino acid only found in green tea and helpful for many for relaxation. Take a quality Magnesium supplement like "Natural Calm" or Magnesium Glycinate 400-600mg. Many people are magnesium deficient and it wont hurt you too supplement w/ it and it isn't expensive. Most of our food comes from mineral deficient soil due to many factors. Magnesium is critical for many functions.
I don't know what your stress level is, but make sure your doing something for that as well. Relaxation exercises, yoga, mediating, counseling, jogging/walking etc. This affects your digestion, immune system everything pretty much.
You said you had a doctor correct ask him. He told you have a wheat allergy and leaky gut...how does he suggest you correct it? Remember if your unsatisfied with his repoir/advice whatever you can see another one. You are your number one advocate for your health.
I've been through and still going through similar digestive issues. It can suck and its not easy to stop eating things that you've ate all your life or that you like etc. but it can be worth it.