HI This may help or give a perspective anyway,
I am in this journey also for healing.
I am in research mode still. and trying things.
GAPS diet was is latest thing. But its modified since I can not tolerate meat except for small amounts of fish. And I dont agree with everything on the diet, or rather my body doesnt.
I feel best fasting and on green juices primarily with some fruit.
I am currently being treated for mold exposure.
Things I have found out in my travels:
Head injuries ( tbi ) / concussions and leaky gut/ intestinal permeability are linked. A high percentage of rats given experimental TBIs devoloped leaky gut.
Untreated leaky gut has a high incident of developed leaky brain/ blood brain permeability.
Some studies show leaky brain causes leaky gut.
Leaky gut can be life threatening eventually for some.
My symptoms ( that had me on disability last year ) were mostly brain. double and blurred vision cognition and memory impairment and tremendous brain fog. Not able to function. I would eat anything and be layed out incapacitated unable to move, it felt like fire or lead in my blood every time.
I did my own friggen research, advised my doctor of my conclusion and he said " you're probably right" and put me on GAPS.
I had a diagnosises of : mold exposure in 2012, genetically missing liver pathways in 2011, adrenal fatigue 2008 ( resolved ) leaky gut in 2007, had peritonitis/ sepsis / ruptured appendix in 2004 ( resolved ), graves disease/ thyroid nodules 2004 ( resolved surgery), osteopenia 2004 ( resolved ) , degenerative disc disease 2004, chronic uticaria 2003, mild traumatic brain injury in 1999, allergies throughout childhood, kidney issues in preschool( resolved ).
Leaky brain diet is different from leaky gut. I say listen to your body but those who walked the leaky brain path before me say that amino acids make it through the blood brain barrier first.
So stay away from the grapefruit until you heal, and walnuts and well there is a list. Grapefruit is high in sulphur amino acids which " L-Taurine is synthesized from the essential, sulphur amino acid L-cysteine. Taurine can cross the blood brain barrier where it can inhibit ... to the fact that vegan diets tend to lack the sulphur rich taurine precurssor, L-cysteine.".
Listen to your body. If it affects your brain after eating it , eliminate it.
I tried kefir , homemade and I think its too soon, I developed eczema and either the mold exposure got worse int eh last month or the kefir made me relapse as my leaky gut, which was getting better, took a step backwards.
Also link between mold exposure and leaky gut.
For now I eat homemade 48 hour cultured yogurt, 500 billion probiotics a day , green Bentonite
clay to mitigate when the body acidity is bad, also do calcium citrate to reduce symptoms until I heal, and cal-mag butyrate as a probiotic ( works great for me!!! ). I don't have the answers I am part of the way there and jsut starting to get scared enough to go back on fruits and veggies only.
i search i will find.. it can be healed.. whatever works.. think I have to get rid of the mold first !