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Vita

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Do you think we all have leaky guts? And how can we heal it?
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I'm not sure if we all have leaky guts as frankly if we all did, everyone on the planet would be ill but as Hippocrates said 2000 years ago "Everything starts in the gut".  Sadly with our modern lifestyles, overuse of antibiotics throughout the whole food chain as well as those prescribed medically, the stresses and strains of a 24 hour lifestyle, we are increasingly exposed to chronic illnesses through the gut struggling to cope.  

If you believe you do have leaky gut, its worth having a detailed stool test done working with a nutritionist or naturopath which can analyse the results. I had one done a few years ago and the stool test was taken over a 3 day period.  It was done via a clinic here in the UK but the test was analysed in the US.  It certainly picked up high levels of systemic candida and suspected leaky gut.  However I wasn't comfortable with the high levels of supplements they prescribed (up to 30 tablets a day) so you need to do your research on this as diet can also help rather than overloading your liver with supplements.  I know that there are several Forum members who have family struggling with bladder issues caused by leaky gut and the subsequent inflammation this causes.

The following links may help

http://authoritynutrition.com/does-all-disease-begin-in-the-gut/

http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-5-heal-your-gut/

https://experiencelife.com/article/how-to-heal-a-leaky-gut/


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I believe those with chronic bladder problems like interstitial cystitis and who have related problems like chronic fatigue, irritable bowels, allergies and a whole host of other symptoms most definitely have leaky gut. IC is auto-immune related and all auto-immune conditions have their root in leaky gut.  I am not sure if we can recommend books here?

If so there is an excellent book well worth reading called The Auto-immune Solution by Amy Myers, MD.

There are many things that can lead to leaky gut and many levels of leaky gut. The inflammation issue is key in all this and bringing it down, getting to its root are the only real ways forward.
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I totally believe that in my case gut health was a huge contributing factor to my IC. I am in remission now (and have been for over 3 years) after several years of drastic dietary changes, probiotic supplements, pelvic floor physio, and a range of other natural treatments. I still get the odd feeling in my bladder but nothing like it was. Sometimes I know that I've started a UTI and that terrifies me still but I take action quickly and without antibiotics now. 
If you want any advice please do get in touch with me.
little_ducks xx
PS Davids Mum, great to see you still active on here, how is david?

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I haven't been on here for ages since my IC has healed now but just wanted to say that for me too it was totally connected to my gut health! The more I healed my gut, the more my IC disappeared. IC is now completely gone but IBS still an issue. 
Also a big thank you to @ Davidsmum, back when I first had IC it was some of your posts that got me on the right track regarding the link between fungal infections in the gut and IC!

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I totally believe that my IBS amd IC are linked, and genuinely believe I have leaky gut. I rarely have a flare of one without the other! X
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Hi all,

I don't think we all suffer from this. But just FYI here are few remedies-

REMOVE foods and factors that can trigger a negative reaction.

REPLACE the bad with good, healing foods.

REPAIR with specific supplements.

REBALANCE with probiotics.

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Kayboo21

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Just wanted to update on this thread. I've started natural treatment (herbal and diet modification) with a clinic in London that was recommended to me by a friend and I'm shocked to say that it appears to be working! Has anyone else tried this kind of approach? X
Nia

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That is great Kayboo21. What naturals are you taking?
JRO

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Hi

Kayboo21 please could you pm me with the name of the London clinic you went to.

Many thanks

JRO

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Kayboo21 please could you pm me with the name of the London clinic you went to.

Many thanks

JRO


Done! Xx
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That is great Kayboo21. What naturals are you taking?


A few different ones (would need to check, sorry!), and diet based specifically on my symptoms etc, really personalised which I really like [smile] xx
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I should also add - I've been working overseas for a couple of days this week (I have to go quite often) - first time with no pain, no symptoms - NOTHING! I'm so happy! I feel like I'm getting my life back. No "plane fear" in relation to my IC/IBS, and use of the loo!! Yippeeee! [smile] xx
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Can you PM me this name of this clinic too? [smile]
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Here is an interesting article which explains about the leaky gut syndrome in detail.
Here is the link - http://www.coloncleansetoronto.ca/blog/general-category/what-is-leaky-gut-syndrome/
It says colon hydrotherapy sessions is the best option to get rid of this problem.
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