I'm new to KickAS. I have Reactive Arthtitis (ReA), caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in my gut. ReA comes under the same spondyloarthropathy umbrella as AS and Crohn's..all caused by Klebsiella overgrowth.
I was diagnosed by a rheumatologist in April 2019, but decided to immediately embark on a 100% natural healing path.
My integrative medicine doctor immediately put me on AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet, inter alia, to reduce my inflammation. AIP is similar to NSD.
In the six months from April to October my blood has improved as follows:
ESR...was 87...now 38...below 30 is normal.
CRP...was 49...now 20...below 5 is normal.
My anaemia has corrected itself and ferritin levels are highest in my life history!
I am still showing signs of gut permeability, so my doctor recommended this stewed apple recipe, to be eaten daily, in an attempt to heal my gut further and further reduce inflammation...promotes Treg, reduces CRP, supresses histamine. The pectin is fermented by SCFAs (butyrates, acetates and propionates) to seal the gut and reduce permeability. The effect is cumulative, hence eating it daily.
Pears can be substituted too!
I use Cinnamomum verum powder/essential oil as Klebsiella pneumoniae DISLIKES this species of Cinnamon.
The recipe mentions LGG...it is Lactobacillus rhamnosus.
The fibre provides a home for the good bacteria to thrive.
I'm looking forward to my next blood test. Hopefully this recipe helps get my inflammation back within normal range. Wouldn't that be grand? (...8 months after diagnosis to be inflammation-free and achieved 100% naturally)
I want to share this with others in the hope that my success can inspire/help others with Klebsiella/gut permeability.
Here's some homework..reading...and learning.https://calmerme.com/stewed-apples-as-a-therapeutic-food/https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/content/stewed-healing-apples-and-immune-cofactorshttps://the-labyrinth.com/2016/02/16/is-...functional-gut/
Thanks for reading.
I wish you all well.
For those who are interested, I'll post my next blood results (due around Christmas), after 2 months of stewed apples.
Wish me luck!!