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#21 Sun 22 Mar 09 1:37pm

Sune Nutrition

Nutritional therapist (diploma from British College of Nutrition and Health) & professional chef
Member since Tue 03 Mar 09

Re: Elimination Diet Help

The White Rabbit wrote:

Sune Nutrition wrote:

My course of action would be to also ensure that you have sufficient HCl (hydrochloric acid) in your stomach, as well as to determine the need for digestive enzymes. If you are not digesting your food properly, undigested food particles could go through the gut wall. The immune system could see this as a 'foreign invader' and launch an immune attack.

I've not heard of this before Sune, is it something that is common?

Another possible reason for symptoms of food intolerance could be leaky gut. The importance of looking at the patient and the body as a whole could not be emphasised enough. There are tests available to determine leaky gut syndrome IF this is suspected.

Generally, foods are broken down during digestion into their component parts e.g. amino acids, glycerides etc. These pass harmlessly through the gut into the bloodstream. However, occasionally small fragments of partially digested or undigested foods are able to pass through the gut wall into the bloodstream where they are recognised by the immune system as being ‘foreign’. The immune system responds by making antibodies (IgGs). In some patients, inflammation or irritation of the intestinal lining allows partially digested foods to leak into the bloodstream. This condition is called ‘leaky gut syndrome’ and patients with this condition typically have high levels of antibodies to multiple foods.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
It is a condition where large gaps develop between the cells of the intestinal wall causing large quantities of partially digested food to ‘leak’ into the bloodstream. The symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome are many and varied and include: abdominal pain, heartburn, insomnia, bloating, anxiety, gluten intolerance, malnutrition, muscle cramps and pains, poor exercise tolerance, food allergies.

Why do high IgG antibody levels cause symptoms?
When a food causes the body to produce high levels of IgG then these antibodies combine with the protein in the food to form an ‘antigen-antibody complex’. These complexes are usually eliminated by other cells in the immune system. However, if the immune system is overloaded, these insoluble molecules become deposited in various areas of the body, such as the head, lung tissue, gastro-intestinal tract, skin and joints where they produce symptoms such as headaches, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema and rashes, and arthritis.

Sunshine! yeh!  big_smile

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#22 Mon 23 Mar 09 7:20am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Elimination Diet Help

Interesting, I suppose that's why it's always a good idea to get properly checked out by a doctor and specialists where need be.

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#23 Wed 25 Mar 09 3:42pm

cookinlovebird

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Occupation working
From West Midlands United Kingdom
Member since Wed 05 Dec 07

Re: Elimination Diet Help

Hi Flib

Just checking on your progress...who's things going?

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#24 Wed 25 Mar 09 3:43pm

cookinlovebird

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Occupation working
From West Midlands United Kingdom
Member since Wed 05 Dec 07

Re: Elimination Diet Help

I mean HOW'S things going oops

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#25 Thu 01 Jul 10 6:23am

shannonkwallace

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Member since Thu 01 Jul 10

Re: Elimination Diet Help

I could use some help with ideas for my restricted/elimination diet.  I've been beef free for 15 years and gluten-free for 3 years due to food allergies. Food Intolerance symptoms started to appear a few months ago and I was put on the following restricted diet for the next two weeks.  Here are the foods I CAN have:
spinach
onion
string bean
green pea
red pepper
green pepper
broccoli
asparagus
tomato
pinto bean
pecan
almond
walnut
coconut
cashew
egg
chicken
turkey
salmon
shrimp
strawberry
blueberry
raspberry
peaches
oregeno
parsley
cane sugar
cinnamon
black pepper
mustard
basil
rice
corn
millet
buckwheat

Thanks for help!
Shannon

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#26 Thu 01 Jul 10 9:19am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Elimination Diet Help

shannonkwallace wrote:

I could use some help with ideas for my restricted/elimination diet.  I've been beef free for 15 years and gluten-free for 3 years due to food allergies. Food Intolerance symptoms started to appear a few months ago and I was put on the following restricted diet for the next two weeks.  Here are the foods I CAN have:
spinach
onion
string bean
green pea
red pepper
green pepper
broccoli
asparagus
tomato
pinto bean
pecan
almond
walnut
coconut
cashew
egg
chicken
turkey
salmon
shrimp
strawberry
blueberry
raspberry
peaches
oregeno
parsley
cane sugar
cinnamon
black pepper
mustard
basil
rice
corn
millet
buckwheat

Thanks for help!
Shannon

There is a fair bit in that. You could do a shrimp/prawn thing with tomato and oregano and serve with rice pasta or just polenta.

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#27 Sun 10 Feb 13 11:09am

laura.hunt.7

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Member since Sun 10 Feb 13

Re: Elimination Diet Help

This is the same diet I've been put on - and by the same doctor.  Can you please tell me how you're getting on with it and whether it has been helpful.  I'm just getting the end of week 1 and suffering from major headaches but otherwise feeling good. 

Can you recommend any good recipe websites to use too smile

Thanks!
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