i am not formaly diagnosed with anything but i assume there is a good chance my gut health is'nt the greatest. I can really bad digestive discomfort when i eat candy, fast food, bread if i eat it everyday, etc. i am pretty health concious. i am no longer going to eat grains. so right now i have beef, coconut oil and whey protein. i don't know what else to eat, like the stuff other people eat does not sound appetizing, i will eat healthy but i want food that taste good. should i add bananas?
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My protocol to heal a leaky gut, which I currently have:
Lots of chicken broth. I buy the organic variety sold at any grocery store. Usually just nuke some veggies and add broth to it for a quick soup.
10 mg of glutamine mixed with 2 tablespoons of Bob's Red Mill unmodified potato starch before every meal - this resistant starch is a prebiotic that will feed your good bacteria. This is essential.
Probiotics before every meal for the first week. After that probiotics once a day.
Avoid gluten and dairy completely besides kefir.
Nightly super pre and probiotic snack: 1/4 cup kefir (goat kefir if you can get it since its less allergenic), 2 tablespoons potato starch, a forkful of organic sauerkraut, a forkful of Bubbie's pickles, a teaspoon of raw honey. Mix and eat. Doesn't taste that great, but not unbearable either. Fermented foods are key to fixing the gut. Better if you can make your own fermented food than buying from the store.
Take a GABA challenge test (1000 mg of GABA) once a week to see how your gut and blood brain barrier are healing. The first time I did the GABA challenge test I was gasping for air and felt very tired. The next week after doing the above protocol I felt a lot better, but the GABA still had some effects. It takes time to heal a leaky gut.
Bone broth aka home made stock. Can be used to make beautiful stews, and provides the nutrients needed to repair leaky gut. That and probiotics. But the broth/stock is a must IMO.
I would also experience digestive discomfort if I was eating candy, fast food and bread everyday. Does that mean my gut is in bad shape? Or is it the way Mother Nature chose to tell me "stop eating that junk, honey, or I'll give you more gas/bloating/... (put your symptoms here)..."?
Skip the junk food for a while and come back later with a real question!