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Not Your Disease..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Carrie-Ann,

So, I've actually covered this on the Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency page.

While your IBS may have caused SOME of the malabsorption, it's more likely that your IBS is actually a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency and has worsened the inflammation leading to your symptoms.

While it's GREAT that you finally got diagnosed, you should know that your doctor is doing you a GREAT disservice. He is giving you Prescription Vitamin D, which is NOT recommended- and then he is giving you 2000 IU's afterwards, which is MUCH lower than your likely Vitamin D Requirements and will quickly cause you to become deficient again.


Also, your doctors are certainly not addressing the CAUSE of your IBS by giving you methotrexate, which is in the same class as and has most of the same Remicade Side Effects such as BRAIN INFECTIONS!!




INHIBITING your immune system just covers up the problem and doesn't address WHY you have IBS- which is likely due to Increased Intestinal Permeability and Gluten Sensitivity- among a whole SLEW of other FIXABLE problems that your doctor is not addressing.

So, take a look at those pages and let me know if you have any questions...


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

thank you for your reply but I do have more questions for you
by: Carrie-Ann

Well I guess I could of explained things a little more clearing but didnt think I had to considering I was only asking one question. But here goes. I actually got diagnosed with IBS after a series of tests. When I was 10 years old I started burping/sitting up my food as well as liquids. I was put on acid reflex meds which I had a bad reaction to so I stopped taking them and just dealt with it then i started getting really bad stomach pains and constipation.

I went to see another specialist which did a scope and colonoscopy. He diagnosed me IBS started me on meds and the meds stopped working. When I was 19 I started getting these attacks in my feet. they would swell up and I wouldnt be able to put any pressure on them at all. They went away when I got pregnant at 22 and came after my son was born. Then at 24 I got uveitis of my eyes the specialist saw my feet and referred me to a rhuematologist which took a look at my blood work and my feet and said I had a chronic immflammatory disease and wasnt sure which one. He said he thinks its spondyloarthropathy cause my blood work only showed that my body was attacking itself but not why.




He started me on 6 pills of methotrexate then put it up to 8 and 1-2 pills of arthrotec after no response. My uveistis went away but the meds started attacking my liver so he put it down to 6 pills ( found out I had a vitamin d defienceny then too) after 2 weeks of being on 6 pills my uveistis came back. Also since everything the pain in my feet is not as bad but is still there and so are the bad attacks although they arent as bad as they were.


I also now experience pain not only in my feet up all the way up to my knees. but the dr just does med changes and tell me it will get better. However I did get a referral to a different dr and am waiting to hear back. But now that you know absolutely everything ... do you still think its all from a gluten sensitivity and leaky gut syndrome? Cause if its an easy fix I would love to hear about how to fix it all. Im only 25 years old and would love to start working again.

Also my grandma is a celiac and my son also has gluten sensitivity whether its celiac disease or just sensitivity we dont know.

I am sorry for my long reply but I would love to hear what you think about it all and if there is an easier way to fix all of this. I do appreciate you taking your time to read this. I look forward from hearing from you once again.

Sincerely Yours;

Carrie-Ann Sherwood

Not an Easy Fix
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Carrie-Ann,

I'm certainly not going to tell you that this is going to be an 'Easy Fix', but with your history of Celiac in the family and with your son having gluten sensitivity, then there is almost surely an aspect of your IBS being caused by gluten sensitivity.

But please don't expect this to be an easy fix. That's an unrealistic expectation and it's likely that you have severe Increased Intestinal Permeability from the many years of damage to your intestines as well as probably a few intestinal pathogens that are contributing to your symptoms.

And most people who start a gluten free diet still want to continue eating gluten free junk food and tend to get gluten free breads, pastas, pastries, etc. If you start a gluten free diet this way, then you may never get better because you are not nourishing yourself.

So, if you are serious about trying to heal your body, I'd definitely suggest going on a gluten free diet and eating by the principles of the Weston A Price diet which advocates EXTREMELY high nutrient contents of foods. The book Nourishing Traditions is a cookbook/ book on the Weston A Price diet.

It's an amazingly nourishing diet that advocates large amounts of healthy fats and very high amounts of food that contains probiotics that should be eaten nearly every single day.

It's likely to be very different than any other diets that you've seen and is very counterintuitive.

I'll leave you with this as it's a lot to think about. But the answer to, "Do I think that you can heal your IBS?" the answer is a resounding YES, but is it going to be an 'easy fix', absolutely not. It will take perseverance and dedication to some serious dietary and lifestyle changes and possibly treatment for some intestinal pathogens that your doctor may not even be willing to test you for.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


Thank you
by: Carrie-Ann

Alright ... thank you so much for your advice. I will be starting a gluten free diet as well as try to find the book in by area.

Sincerely Yours;

Carrie-Ann Sherwood

help?
by: Rachelle

Hi,I was diagnosed with low, a very low Vitamin D level a few years back. Truthfully, was not too worried. It was like 20. But yesterday my Dr.'s office called & said it's below 4. Yikes. He prescribed D/3, 5,000 units a day. The previous Doctor had me on an Rx. at double that. I now have OTC gel caps. I have bad depression, all kinds of symptoms. I also have Microscopic Hematuria...(sp?) Could this be related? I do not have a Gall bladder either, so? At a loss, do avoid the Sun & live in Minnesota. Thanks for any advice, thoughts.

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