My name is Pam and I was recently diagnosed by a nutrition therapist to have Leaky Gut Syndrome. I was having extreme fatigue, "foggy head", and a variety of other symptoms. She put me on an anti-fungal diet right away. The diet can be found on her website:
She also put me on an anti-yeast supplement for a while (SF722), an anti-parasitic, and a supplement to remove heavy metals. I felt MUCH better within a week (after the initial reaction to yeast die-off.) Now, she continues to watch the foods I am "sensitive" to, etc. I don't eat any "nightshades" (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers), corn, dairy, soy, caffeine, sugar or any other sweetners (I use Stevia drops with no fillers.). On my own, I avoid eggs, yeast and peanuts because I was sensitive to them in the past. I also avoid white flour because my regular doctor recommended it to me before. Finally, I am trying to avoid any pre-packaged foods because all the chemicals and processing just add to the problem. I am drinking only water, flavored water (I make by added fruit, etc.), and herbal tea.
Amy has a great testimony of her own having searched for years for something that would actually work to make her feel better. I will go back to visit her again soon to see if there is anything I can add back in to my diet, or if there is anything I have more recently developed a sensitivity to. I almost don't want to go back to any other foods because I am feeling so much better. I have been having a lot of fun watching pounds drop away (now that I am tracking food on Spark People and staying within a healthy calorie range,) and searching Pinterest and other places for beautiful healthy food recipes that don't include any of my "forbidden foods." It has opened up a whole new world!
Eveyone's needs are individual. I recommend finding a nutrition therapist near you. Mine practices muscle testing/kinesiology when testing for food problems. I have avoided this type of testing in the past, but it really has been working so far.
Everyone has their theories on the root causes of illness; Amy's premise is that our unhealthy bodies are due to problems with fungus, parasites, and heavy metals (I can forward you the article she sent me if you are interested.)
Good Luck on your journey!
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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