Gluten free diet while on CAP

Hello everyone,

I finally found a doctor general practitioner who is willing to treat me with CAPi and prescribe me antibioticsi. So, I started the protocol three weeks ago. My doctor suggested gluten free diet. I'd like to ask how long should I be staying on this kind of diet. Did anyone try it and does it really help to kill the CPNi faster?

Wishing you a very happy year 2017, may the new year bring you fast recovery and good health Wink

As far as I am aware there are quite a few people here on gluten free diets, but no, it will not help to kill the Cpni any faster..........................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I had a doctor try me on gluten/soy/dairy blah blah free... he was sure it would cure me - it made no difference...

Now I cannot eat certain things or I have reactions - MSG, peanuts, caffeine give me migraines and my migraines leave my right side very very weak and pretty non functioning...  "fluff" bread leaves my gut feeling "unwell" as does a lot of chemicals... chemicals also leave my CFSi/ME worse... so in general I avoid processed food as much as I can and try to eat food that I cook from scratch more... 

I have noticed less problems with many of these items as I have gone further with the CAPi - now I just am a little off or can eat more before I notice the "uurrrghh" feeling...

My current plan is to start making sauerkraut very soon - when I return home - for the probiotics and health benefits... and also sourdough. I already make my bread and it is a slowish ferment  but I want to try more... I already make my own yoghurt. I will also try cheese and old fashioned ginger beer- from SCOBY. 

Feeling less "toxic" these days... so I am hoping that a healthy eating and exercise program may get me back to more normal... Maybe I'll do kefir. I also intend for us to eat a lot more meatless meals and I cook beans etc from scratch already...  Unfortunately that eating plan is not acceptable to 85 year old Dad when I'm back looking after them Sealed So only for hubby and tiger time :D


 

Started NACi Sept'14... 100mg Doxyi Dec'14...  Roxi 13Dec '14 Supplementsi...

My gluten intolerance receded dramatically after going on CAPi. There must have been an infection (Cpni or another one??) puncturing my gut wall

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Doing Thibault protocol (NACi/minoi/roxi/tinii/nattokinase)...but considering morphing to Stratton protocol

You might want to think about following the recommendations of a diet like the Perfect Health Diet:

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/07/eleven-steps-for-overcoming-alzheim...<

Most of the dietary and nutritional steps will not help you kill cpni directly, but it will likely improve immunity and therefore give you a better chance at succesfully maintaining a long term antibiotic protocol. 

The steps that will most likely help you with directly killing cpn are antibioticsi / flagyli, vitamin di supplementation, NACi supplementation. Intermittent fasting (which supports autophagy) and eating a moderate carbohydrate diet (control of glucose and fructose intake) will also be helpful by controlling bacterial growth. 

This is a link to the dietary recommendations: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet/ (it's also gluten-free).

The author of the book was also an active member on this blog, under the name of PaulJ (Paul Jaminet). It took him a few years to optimize his immunity by diet and nutrition first. When he started using antibiotcs, he noticed immediate positive effects from the antibiotics with almost no nasty side effects. He was never diagnosed with MSi though, as some people on this website, so i'm not making a statement here.

On his blog, he describes his situation as following: 

"Actually, my case was fairly easy, but that’s because (a) I had spent five years optimizing diet and supplementsi and gotten pretty far toward clearing the bug from a lot of my body, and (b) my brain infection hadn’t progressed very far. Though I had physical symptoms for 17 years and cognitive symptoms for 11, I was never diagnosed with MS, and I’m not sure I would have shown lesions on an MRI.

I’ll never know what the specific pathogen was, but all my symptoms were consistent with C. pneumoniae plus a yeast/fungal co-infection." (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/07/multiple-sclerosis-a-curable-infect...<)

So yes, diet can be an important tool by improving immunity, but won't kill cpn itself. 

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