Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Alternatives to using diet for autoimmune disorders

If the No Starch Diet doesn't work for you I would recommend looking into the following:

  • Low starch diet / Paleo diet / SCD
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). Lots of people find it useful for immune disorders (and even cancer?!)
  • Fecal Transplant - as disgusting as it may sound but people are saying it works quite well.
  • helminthes parasite - another treatment that will get up peoples noses. This parasite, when living in your gut, has the strange ability to cure many autoimmune disorders! This document asks the question: is "endemic" helminthes infection why the developing world has a lower rate of autoimmune disease?
  • Search earthclinic.com for alternative therapies for arthritis and other similar immune disorder 
  • Antibiotic therapy - roadback.org. My concern with this is some people seemed to be more starch sensitive after trying this. No wonder since there is a reduction in competition & friendly flora after taking any antibiotic. Which leads to..
  • Probioic complexes. My recommendation is to take probiotics from two manufacturers with as many different strains as you can find. Currently these are being marketed under the title "Soil Based Organisms" (SBO).  We want increased competition from the flora in our gut to crowd out any pathogens. Oh and there are other great probiotics such as: Kefir, live sauerkraut, kombucha.. and there are certainly many other cultured foods deserving a mention that I can't think of.
  • Browse the alternatives sub-forum at kickas.org
  • Turmeric (Curcumin). This works really well for some people. Ginger is pretty good too. Actually ginger, galangal and turmeric are all related.

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