The Best Foods To Heal Leaky Gut

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Leaky gut is a complex illness that medical experts and scientists are currently attempting to understand. As research continues, more evidence points to the fact that the complex system that is your gut can influence heart health, cognitive function, and immune strength. While there is a lot to learn about leaky gut, many experts have discovered a great deal of information regarding the best foods to eat and which foods to avoid.

 

What Is Leaky Gut?

In a healthy gut, the intestines are permeable because they let fluids in and release nutrients into the bloodstream. In an unhealthy gut, the lining weakens and holes can develop in this permeable barrier. The holes are caused by both genetics and foods that are rich in saturated fats and sugar and low in fiber. When this happens, bacteria leak into the gut (hence the condition’s name) from the intestines, triggering inflammation in the gut and the rest of the body.

 

Do You Have Leaky Gut?

Since the majority of mainstream medical mediums do not recognize leaky gut as a legitimate diagnosis, it can be difficult to tell whether or not you have it. What doctors can inform you about is your intestinal permeability. The following symptoms are commonly associated with leaky gut:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint pain
  • Skin issues
  • Bloating
  • Stomachaches
  • Gas
  • Food sensitivities
  • Headaches
  • Cramps

 

How To Heal Leaky Gut:

Dr. Alessio Fasano made a great analogy for healing leaky gut, in that he compared it to fixing a broken car. When a mechanic flips the hood and tinkers here and there to get the engine started, he’s experimenting to see what will work. The same applies for leaky gut patients. Different strategies are going to work for different people, but the best way to protect yourself is to focus on specific nutrients and to avoid certain foods.

 

5 Foods To Avoid:

The best thing that you can do for your gut is to give it a break from foods that are difficult to digest. When the digestive system is working overtime, the energy it uses to digest certain foods can impair its ability to allow healing to take place. The five foods that leaky gut patients need to avoid include dairy products, gluten, grains, legumes, and artificial sweeteners or refined sugars. If you like pasta, start consuming zoodles or spaghetti squash. If you enjoy milk, try switching to almond milk, oat milk, or pea milk. Healthier options are readily available if you look for them.

 

Best Foods For Leaky Gut:

Naturopaths and homeopaths often recommend consuming a variety of gut-friendly foods that work to repair the intestinal lining. You may need to experiment with the following foods to find out which ones are most beneficial, but the general recommendation is to stick to a diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. The more you eliminate processed foods, the faster your gut can heal.

 

Coconut:

Coconut is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, making it an excellent food for healing the gut. These fats are easily digested and the antimicrobial and antifungal properties of coconut work to destroy unhealthy gut bacteria. You can add coconuts to smoothies, curries, homemade healthy desserts, and more. In addition to consuming coconut, you can include  berries, pineapple, citrus fruits, kiwis, apples, and pears in your diet.

 

Fermented Vegetables:

Probiotics are necessary for healthy gut function because they contribute to a higher amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Foods like kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kimchi contain organic acids that work to balance the gut’s pH level. Balancing gut bacteria will improve gut health for anyone, not simply people with leaky gut.

 

Vegetables:

Fiber helps to move food through the digestive tract, but you get a two for one special when you consume fiber that acts as a prebiotic. Prebiotics feed probiotics to promote healthier gut bacteria. When you consume the following fiber-rich foods, it is best to lightly steam them for easy digestibility. These foods include zucchini, cabbage, mushrooms, asparagus, cauliflower, artichokes, greens (spinach, kale, watercress, and chard), and cucumbers.

 

Protein & Omega-3 Sources:

The idea here is to choose proteins that are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been known to boost brain health and reduce inflammation. It is ideal to consume foods like chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, and walnuts.

 

Even if you eat the right foods and eliminate the ones you should avoid, the time it takes to remedy a leaky gut will depend on the severity of the symptoms. The gut has the ability to heal quickly, but you have to keep at it. You can’t just start consuming unhealthy foods as soon as you start feeling better. Stick to the healthy, gut-friendly foods we mentioned and you could be on the mend within two to twelve weeks.

 

Sources:

https://quitchronicfatigue.com/best-foods-to-heal-leaky-gut?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=742236584_30080194_576432

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/putting-a-stop-to-leaky-gut-2018111815289

https://healthyhappyheroes.com/leaky-gut-diet/

2019-11-20T12:20:24+00:00

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    Q: What is a leaking gut? Is it possible that a leaky gut can be healed naturally? Is it ok to have a colonic with a leaky gut? If so, will the colonic assist with the leaky gut?

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    Leaky gut is when the colon leaks, the colon should be repaired, e.g. Full Body Detox, and then a colonic can be performed. Leaky gut can be healed naturally!

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    Q: What Are Some Natural Sweet Treats (Junk Foods) I can Consume? Under free will you can consume what you like, but healthier products are best. You will find plenty of "healthier" snack, treat, and junk foods at good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market, PCC Natural Food Stores, Erewhon, Trader Joes, Natural Grocers, New Frontiers, etc. Just make sure to abstain from salt, sugar, and other harmful chemicals in the products you buy. We list many companies of alternative foods and products (and their website addresses) in our ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL.

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    Recommended: ALTERNATIVE DIET AND LIFESTYLES MANUAL

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    Q: I was wondering in your list you include foods that are classified as acidic (AC). I thought we were to avoid acidic foods so we can stay alkaline or do we need some acidic foods? I am guessing that there is a better explanation but please let me know. My partner and I have changed our diet after watching your videos and Dr Sebi’s video and we are very curious about this.

    A:

    I TRUST YOU READ MY ARTICLE THAT COVERS THESE FOODS BELOW. BELOVED, ACID FOODS ARE NOT BAD (UNHEALTHY) AND IN FACT YOU NEED SOME ACID FOODS TO BALANCE OUT THE DIET. THE PROBLEM IS WITH ACID-FORMING FOODS (COOKED FOODS: MEAT, DAIRY, REFINED STARCHES, REFINED GRAINS, ETC.). SO THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACID FOODS AND ACID-FORMING FOODS. AND YOU DO KNOW THAT MOST OF WHAT WE ARE EATING IS HYBRIDIZED, RIGHT? WE ARE NOT IN CONTROL OF WHAT WE ARE EATING TODAY. EVEN DR. SEBI EATS HYBRIDIZED FOODS. HE CAN'T HELP IT. WE DON'T CONTROL THE FOOD SUPPLY. REMEMBER, MA'AM: BALANCE IN ALL THINGS. SOME ACID FOODS ARE GOOD AND NECESSARY BUT ACID-FORMING FOODS ARE UNHEALTHY AS THEY CREATE MUCUS IN THE BODY.

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    We don't subscribe to that. We do our own homework at Dherbs.com. There is no confusion at Dherbs because we use logic, reason, common sense, intuition, wisdom, etc. So we are not confused in regards to food and health.

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    Q: I see also that you recommend a complete diet with these programs. I am guessing its a vegan diet right? I wanted to ask something on that is coconut milk and coconut oils ok for that? I personally had a very hard time trying to eat that many vegetables and many ph balance vegans seem to think fruits aren?t good either. I eat that many vegetables one it tears me up the next day and two I just cant consume enough calories that way. I can try and make up for it by eating things like almonds but I eat to many almonds I get the same problem the next day. Now coconut milk (unsweetened) and a digestive enzyme works for me for picking up extra calories.... but I hear very conflicting information about coconut and its saturated fat content. Is it ok to use daily as a part of the diet for cleansing? And your oxy-drops are those the same as the drop for ph balancing water?? Or is it something different? I am wanting to start lifting weights as I need to put on some muscle and I?m wondering if its something that would be beneficial in combating muscle soreness by increased oxygen in the body.

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    The diet we recommend is vegan-based, and RAW FOODS. Fresh fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds are ideal.

    Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil are excellent products to have in your diet. The healthy fats will keep you fuller.

    Oxy-Drops can help balance your electrolytes that need to be replenished after a workout in order to keep your body performing efficiently. 

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    Clearly he's toxic! Clean his body out and the problem will go away. Try CHILDREN DETOX (liquid extracts) . Let him drink warm water and lemon juice (from fresh squeezed lemon) every day. Let him drink herbal tea of Mullein leaf and/or Eucalyptus. When he is bathing, drop in 6-8 drops of essential oil of Eucalyptus per bath and add 1 box of sea salt to every bath. Let him soak for 45 minutes or so. He can heal from this problem!

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    Q: I am trying to stop ingesting unhealthy foods. I am trying to get rid of my large fibroids. In one of your articles you mentioned about the uterus. I am curious as to what happens to the uterus when the doctor performs an hysterectomy? Also, is there a daily regimen that I should follow to rid myself of the toxins in my body? Is there anything that I can take to get rid of my cravings for sweets? (I am not diabetic).

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    The Full Body Cleanse is a great way to help rid yourself of toxins and naturally heal your body from adverse conditions and symptoms that are affecting your health.

     

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    YOU WILL BE EATING ALL RAW FOODS. PLEASE READ OUR ARTICLE â€WHAT IS RAW FOODS†LOCATED ON OUR SITE UNDER ARTICLES. RAW FOODS IS RAW FRUITS, VEGETABLES, SEEDS, AND NUTS. NOTHING COOKED! NO MEAT, DAIRY PRODUCTS, REFINED GRAINS AND STARCHES, ETC. A GOOD PLACE TO SHOP WOULD BE WHOLE FOODS MARKET AND TRADER JOES.

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    Have your sister first perform the Full Body Detox. After this kit, have her take Headache & Pain formula, Brain Tuner formula, Bowel Mover, and Headache Tea.

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    Yes, there is such a diet and the herbivores in the wild are proof of it. Just eat raw foods and you'll be fine. Drink plenty of Gotu Kola tea daily and this will help expand the IQ. Our BRAIN TUNER Formula is very ideal for this

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    Q: I had surgery to drain a cyst on my right ovary, while in surgery the doctor hit my bowels, and they had to call in a surgeon to repair my bowels. I am on this low fiber diet now, and not able to eat raw foods. This means nothing in the green family like lettuce, or greens since they are hard to digest. This list includes no nuts, or fresh fruits with skin. How can I can complete a cleanse, if I am not able to eat the raw vegetables and nuts?

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    Simply perform your cleanse of choice and just eat as best you can, okay?

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    Q: I have incorporated fish into my diet because I have been craving. Is moderation okay.... meaning my fruits for breakfast a regular lunch with salad and a salad for dinner okay to pretty much moderate other foods? It is challenging for me to become a vegan. Do you have any suggestions on how to still eat healthy to maintain an alkalized body with certain foods with moderation that are not raw? I still drink my green veggies at least twice a day. I am praying that my results will be negative.

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    FISH IN MODERATION IS OKAY FOR YOU. TO MAINTAIN ALKALINITY, DESPITE THE ACID-FORMING THINGS YOU EAT, JUST MAKE SURE TO EAT AS MANY GREEN FOODS AS POSSIBLE. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE 6 CAPSULES OF ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD TOO! YOU’RE DOING GOOD SO KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS POSITIVE AND ON YOUR DESIRES.

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    Q: How often should one detox? Other than raw fruits & vegetables, what other foods would you recommend?

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    Q: I am very interested in Dherbs herbal formulas - they appear to be high quality, good formulas. I have a question for you. I eat a vegan diet, about 50% raw foods (sometimes more), get regular exercise, and love to spend time in nature. I am a generally healthy person who rarely gets sick. I have healed myself from asthma and allergies and other ailments by living a healthy lifestyle and using herbs and energy work. However, I do still suffer from cramping during my period (probably endometriosis) and from cervical dysphasia due to HPV. I would love to get these cleared up, too! What do you recommend in terms of your herbal formulas? For example, should I do the whole body detox first, then start in with the ailment specific recommendations, or start everything all at once? Any advice you could give me would be greatly appreciate.

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    We would recommend that you first start out with the Full Body Cleanse, followed by the Anti-Viral Kit, followed by the Female Cleanse. These should help you to clear up those unwanted reproductive ailments and provide essential nutrients for female health.

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    Q: Thank you for always answering my questions. I have about two more. Okay, I'm currently living overseas where I'm limited on raw fresh foods (vegetables and fruits). I want to do the detox but I'm concerned that I won't have everything as far as raw food to be successful. I have access to basics (apples, oranges, bananas, tomatoes, avocados, melons, lettuce, cabbage, bean spouts, carrots, celery, peppers, green beans, peas, bagged nuts,) but nothing exotic by any means. Then I was told to safely eat some of the food in the local economy that we should wash it with a 5% bleach solution (is that safe...and if on the detox I'm thinking that would be a no go). Two questions?Given the mentioned availability of raw foods could I be able to successfully complete the detox (I don't have an issue with eating the same things over and over again) and two what can I do to clean local produce so that its safe for consumption? Apparently part of the issue is that they use human feces to fertilize. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response

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    Yes, it seems you have enough raw food available to you to complete the cleanse.

    In order to clean local produce, rinse thoroughly with apple cider vinegar to "disinfect" it. If apple cider vinegar is unavailable, just use water.

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    To make sure your child is getting enough nutrients, give the child Dherbs.com Children's Nutritive Formula 9, Calcium Extract, and Moringa Seed Extract. (Read our article on Moringa in the articles section of our site).

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    Hello,

    Motivating yourself to stick to healthy foods and exercise is not as difficult as you think.  The real reason people beleive it is difficult is because garbage foods are addictive, just like drugs.  Once you properly cleanse/detox your body (and brain), you will begin to crave raw fruits and vegetables just as you now crave your favoriate drug/food  If you don't beleive me, simply try it.  Contact DHerbs and get products to thorougly detox and cleanse your body, and eliminate parasites.  The cleaner you are internally, the more you will crave healthy foods and have the energy to exercise.  A dirty body does not want to move.  

    Of course there are many ways I can assist you in motivating yourself to adhere to the detox and cleansing until your healthy cravings kick in.  If you tell me a bit about your specific challenge I will respond with a bit on that as well.  

    I hope this was helpful.

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    Q: What are some tips and healthy foods and supplements for pregnant women? and what are good exercises that are simple? (I just want a healthy, beautiful baby)

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