Absolutely! Quick back story (please message me if you want more details!): I had joint pain starting when I took ballet at age 11. It started in my ankles, and even though I quit ballet after less than a year because I couldn't walk after class, as I grew the pains spread. They were associated with exercise at first; stress on the joints = pain later. I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, which is a progressive arthritis that eventually fuses your spine! At +/- 16, that was a difficult thing to hear. At this point I had pain in my ankles, knees, lower back, sciatica, elbows, wrists, and fingers - not all at once, but usually one or two on any given day. I was given heavy doses of NSAIDS which got it under control (and gave me an ulcer, of course...). On my 21st b-day I had my first full serving of red wine (tons of sulfites!) and the next morning I hurt SO badly. From then on, if I ate a food with traces of sulfites (think: shrimp, frieds, tea, etc) I would feel the effects in less than an hour.
Originally Posted by RichMahogany
I went to Dr. Y and he did many things, including telling me that I had partial blockages in my intestines. When that happens, he said, those blockages slowly erode the intestine wall and can cause leaky gut. He moved them around (using his elbow to push them around.. a little uncomfortable sometimes!), and I went to him about once a month for maybe five months. Right now, I very rarely have joint pain, and I can have two glasses of red wine and never know the difference. So in my case, I believe the sensitivity was due to leaky gut; it was getting right into my bloodstream when it should have been processed or eliminated. Now that my gut is healthier and less "leaky", my body can handle it normally and I don't have any problems.
I'm sure that's not the case for everyone, but it sure worked for me in a very clearcut and undeniable way. I'm grateful that I don't have to watch what I eat anymore! I know that leaky gut can also be caused by things like candida infections, yes? So maybe even without blockages, leaky gut could still cause similar problems in other people, I don't know. Good luck!
Started PB on Monday, June 4. I'm focusing on my health in 2012, including taking natural supplements, zumba and strength training, regular church attendance and studying the Bible, spending time with good friends, and reading more. I want to see what health milestones I can achieve this year!
Starting body fat - 41%
Starting weight - 170 lbs
9/4 body fat - 33%
9/4 weight - 150 lbs