The good news is there’s a solution to healing leaky gut. There is a four step process that includes:
- Remove foods and factors that damage the gut
- Replace with healing foods
- Repair with specific supplements
- Rebalance with probiotics
Remember, the top foods to remove that cause leaky gut are:
- sugar grains
- conventional meat
- conventional dairy
- GMO foods
- toxic exposures ( eliminate are tap water, pesticides, NSAIDS, and antibiotics but remember to always consult with your physician if he has prescribed these for you)
The Leaky Gut Diet and 5 Healing Foods
|1. Bone Broth – broth contains collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine that can help heal your damaged cell walls. A 3 days, bone broth help rapidly repair leaky gut. Also try some for breakfast.
|2. Raw Cultured Dairy – contains both probiotics and SCFA’s that can help heal the gut. Pastured kefir, yogurt, amasaki, butter, and raw cheese are some of the best.
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|3. Fermented Vegetables – contain organic acids that balance intestinal pH and probiotics to support the gut. Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Kvass are excellent sources.
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|4. Coconut – all coconut products are especially good for your gut. The MCFA’s in coconut are easier to digest than other fats so better for leaky gut. Also, coconut kefir contains probiotics that support your digestive system.
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|5. Sprouted seeds – chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds that have been sprouted are great sources of fiber that can help support the growth of beneficial bacteria. But if you have severe leaky gut, you may need to start out getting your fiber from steamed vegetables and fruit.
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|6. Also, consuming foods that have anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats are beneficial such as grass-fed beef, lamb, and wild caught fish like salmon.
Top 5 Supplements for Healing Leaky Gut
There are many supplements that support your digestive health but I believe the most beneficial are: L-Glutamine, Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Aloe Vera Juice, and Licorice Root.
I believe L-glutamine is critical for any program designed to heal leaky gut. Glutamine is an essential amino acid that is anti-inflammatory and necessary for the growth and repair of your intestinal lining. L-glutamine acts a protector and coats your cell walls, acting as a repellent to irritants.6
Digestive enzymes (one or two capsules at the beginning of each meal) ensure that foods are fully digested, decreasing the chance that partially digested foods particles and proteins from damaging your gut wall.
Similarly to how Aloe Vera helps burns heal faster, it can also support the healing of ulcers and areas on injury in your digestive system.
Demulcent herbs like Licorice Root and slippery elm soothe the mucus membranes that line the digestive system, acting as a bandage. Other herbs like ginger and peppermint oil can also be beneficial because of their anti-inflammatory properties.
Probiotics Are a Vital Part to Healing Your Gut. Finally, if you’re going to heal your gut you MUST consume probiotics in food and supplement form. I see people all the time only follow part of the protocol in healing their gut by removing the damaging irritants. But the part they often leave out is re-inoculating their gut with beneficial bacteria that will keep bad bacteria at bay.
So load up on BOTH probiotic rich foods and take AT LEAST 100 billion units of probiotics daily from a high quality brand.
Heal your gut for good by changing what you put in your mouth. Feel what happened!
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