Letters from the SCD support group: concerning swelling

Date: Sun, 27 Jul 1997 11:09:51 -0700
From: Dempsey <stellar1@PACBELL.NET>

Subject: Re: edema and ketosis

T G wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> There have been a few terms mentioned in recent posts that have me a
> little confused. First someone said something about too much protein in
> the diet causing swelling. I have never heard of this or had it happen
> to me, and I'm curious what is the mechanism behind it?

Here is an article that elucidates the dynamics whereby eating certain foods can result in such conditions as swelling or achiness. From what I understand, as the inflamed gut heals, it also become more permeable to molecules that shouldn't be crossing the membrane barrier. Ironically the gut can become more "leaky" as it heals from inflammation because it is starting to absorb more in general. In about my second month, I had more achiness and swelling. It seemed to coincide with my D stopping and starting to have more formed stools. So the leaky gut hypothesis really made sense to me.

Altered Immunity and The Leaky Gut Syndrome


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