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Leaky Gut Update – Zonulin

Since 2013 as you may have noticed from my previous blog posts I have been suffering from leaky gut caused by the Klebsiella bacteria. Since then i have managed to clear the Klebsiella bacteria. But even then still something isnt a 100%. Usually on a daily basis i feel 85%, but something still isnt right with the other 15%, while keeping on a tight restrictive low histamine and clean diet for 3 years now. No sugar, processed foods for 3 years! Its tough but I have part of my life back.

I recently took a food intolerence test like I did in 2013, the original one that I posted. I had IGG allergy to 49/269 foods.  This time I took at test for 93 foods, and only 2 came back , 2+ cows milk, and 1+ on almonds, and tremendous improvement over 2013 result.

So food intolorance is a step up and looking good. Also my DAO and Histamine normalized over the 2013 result which im really pleased with. I have been able to tolerate aged meats more..

BUT HOWEVER……………………. The test for ZONULIN which tests the gut wall leakyness through blood test, the result went off the charts, so I still have inflammation of some sort showing there at the gut level. The aim now will be to further analyze stool test at a more detailed level to see if any other bacteria are lurking preventing the full healing.

The latest result:

Zonulin 90.0 ng/mL (But should be in range 20.0 – 48.0) ,

Diamine Oxidase 26.0 units/mL (Yes! mine falls under Low Incidence)

> 10U/ml – Low incidence of Histamine Intolorence
3.0 – 10U/ml Probable Histamine Intolerence
< 3.0U/ml High incidence of Histamine Intolorence

Histamine 43.0 ug/L ( Normal Range 28.0 – 51.0) Yes! its in the within range.

The Zonulin and Histamine tests were done through Nutripath in Australia through a practitioner.

So what we have is:

  • Eliminate Klebsiella – Check
  • Eliminate/Reduce Food Intolerance – Check
  • Eliminate/Reduce Histamine Intolerence – Check
  • Bring Leaky Gut back to normal within range – something to work on still

Also i am keeping on an anti-inflammatory diet, as im still inflamed due to the high zonulin, but its a work in progress!

Long journey for the past 3-4 years I only hope it gets better, will keep you updated!

Are you wanting to know more about Zonulin, and how it really impacts your health? Take a look at this video

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Leaky Gut Update #10 – Histamine Intolerance

It has been a while since I updated my last blog post, however I’ve had a bit of a set back since then. I have developed some kind of histamine intolerance to meat and anything histamine.. so I have had to resort to other protein source foods such as buckwheat flour, flaxseed flour, brown rice protein powder etc. However I do miss my meat and can’t eat it as much.. other wise i get headaches and heart palpitations if it is too old or stayed a day in the fridge. From all the research I have done online it appears i am low in the DAO Enzyme which breaks down histamine foods in the gut. I did try fresh meat and I don’t have a problem, however the same meat the next day becomes  a problem..

I have purchased a product from the US called Histame which is supposed to break down histamine, you take it before a food, I have found it did partially work but not good enough, but i figured it must be the low dosage in the single tablet which only has about 4,000 HDU units, i did try two tablets however still was not much improvement. I will try next a new product Histamine Block which has 20,000 HDU units per tablet and see how this goes with meat. According to them you can take up to 4 tablets before a meal if you are dealing with severe histamine intolerance.  I did come across this PDF which details problematic histamine foods > SIGHI-FoodCompatibilityList_HIT(EN)

Hopefully as I continue to heal the gut this histamine problem will disappear. If anyone has histamine problems please comment and what you have done to make the condition better during leaky gut.

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