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The 4R Gut Rebuilding Program Summary

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by caledonia, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. caledonia

    caledonia

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    The 4R Gut Rebuilding Program was first developed by the Institute of Functional Medicine, and this seems to be the best way to go about healing the gut.

    Unfortunately there is no good single source online that I can point you to, and everyone seems to have their own slightly different way of doing it, so I've come up with this summary of research about the program. (attached)

    A functional medicine doctor, naturopath or holistic doctor would be the kind of doctor to help you with this. You should interview them first to see if they do testing and what kind, and do all the steps, not just some of them.

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    Gestalt Senior Member

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    Thanks for putting that together.

    the metametrix guide link does not work in the pdf fyi
  3. caledonia

    caledonia

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    Gestalt Thanks for the heads up on the link not working. I checked into it - this is weird. Sometimes the link works, and sometimes it doesn't.

    You can also try going to http://www.metametrix.com/test-menu/profiles/gastrointestinal-function/dna-stool-analysis-gi-effects and clicking on the "Interpretive Guide" link in the right hand column. Again, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

    You can also cut and paste the links into your browser. Again, it may work, or it may not.

    This seems to be some sort of glitch on the part of the Metametrix website, and hopefully, it will clear up eventually.
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    I just saw a Functional medicine doctor yesterday and the first thing we're starting on is the 4R Gut rebuilding program. Switching to this Paleo diet is going to be a challenge as it's so incredibly restrictive. I'm on day two of elimination and it's not been too bad. We'll see how it goes over the coming months. I believe this will be very helpful before I get methylation pumping. Gotta support the gut and the cells.
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    Whenever I eat carbs, I tend to get bloated and then have an increase in neurological symptoms. Whatever pathogens I have in my gut, carbs feed it and make my symptoms worse.
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    Soundthealarm21 Senior Member

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    I'm just gonna post a little update on my diet.

    It's pretty much strictly Paleo (There are a few things my doc allows that I don't believe fit Paleo/ ex: Brown Rice)
    There was a noticeable difference within a week. I felt great, my mood relaxed, my body relaxed and all was well. Then I went through a rough detox period (no new supplements) for a few days just from the diet alone.

    Several weeks in the food was starting to get bland until I learned just how important fats are to the diet! We've all been brought up to believe low fat, no fat, fats are bad. After reading "Grain Brain" and dozens of studies and just basic biochemistry I realized how important and essential fats are and that one can eat them and eat plenty of them. So now my food is great and I don't really miss the carbs at all (Bread every once in a while). I eat plenty of eggs, bacon, sausage, nuts, grass fed meats w/ fat, etc.

    About 2 weeks ago I added in Phosphatdylcholine (2 capsules 3x day) and also the probiotic VSL3 (2 caps 3x day) plus eating raw sauerkraut and Kombucha tea. Hopefully it is doing its thing.

    I started taking Body Bio's Cal-Mag Butyrate and that has absolutely kicked my butt. So I have backed off of that and will start it again at a lower dose and do it every other day.

    Along with that I got my Yasko and 23andMe results back (SNPs listed below in signature) and am now waiting for my doctor to let me know she has the other tests in (ZRT Saliva test, Stool Test, Fatty Acid Profile, etc.) and we can proceed from there.

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