HOW TO SUPPORT LEAKY GUT
Step One - Removal
- Remove any possible
aggravations to allow the lining to heal. That includes drugs with side effects that cause intestinal wall damage
for e.g. anti-inflammatories, any common food allergens/intolerances, whether you think they bother you or not,
any food that tends to cause you digestive disturbance. Stress is also a large contributing factor so reduce stress
factors as much as possible .
- Remove foods that feed the opportunistic bacteria
in the gut such as sugar, starches and dairy.
Step Two - Repair
- Eat foods that support the good bacteria in
the gut such as fermented vegetables and drinks, for eg. sauerkraut, kombucha tea and coconut water kefir
- Take supplemental probacteria such as Healthy Bowel Support.
- Take special nutrients known to support the
gut lining such as Repairvite.
Repairvite Program for Supporting Leaky Gut
The RepairVite program is an
aggressive and complete program designed to break the vicious cycle of leaky gut, and support intestinal health
as it relates to nutritional deficiencies.
It consists of a restricted dietary program
and nutritional supplements that are required for 10 to 60 days to address intestinal inflammation and help restore
the intestinal membranes.
The program may needed for 30-60 days for more
progressed cases, and can be conducted for as few as 3 days for quick recovery after exposure to intestinal food
Length of Repairvite Program
- Average Leaky Gut Program - 10 days
- Moderate Leaky Gut Program - 20-30 days
- Severe Leaky Gut Program - 30-60 days
- Acute Repair Program - 3 days
The Repairvite regimen requires a very strick
dietary program necessary to support the intestinal membranes. The dietary restrictions are not caloric so quanity
is not an issue. You can eat whenever you are hungry but you must eat only from the list of allowed foods.
LEAKY GUT DIET OVERVIEW
The Repairvite Program requires a strict diet necessary for supporting intestinal membrane health. The dietary
restrictions are not caloric (not based on the quantity of food), so you are allowed to eat whenever you are hungry.
However, you must only eat from the list of allowed foods. The goal of the dietary program is to remove certain
known dietary triggers that may cause intestinal inflammation and to provide the nutrients necessary to support
healthy intestinal microflora. The dietary restrictions include sugary foods and starchy carbohydrates, which promote
intestinal yeast overgrowth; inflammatory proteins (dairy, gluten, etc.); inflammatory lectins and alcohol.
You are allowed to eat foods with a high fiber content such as vegetables and low glycemic fruits. You can also
eat foods with healthy essential fatty acids such as solives, olive oil and fish. Eating foods that are fermented
will also support the health of the intestinal microflora as will proteins such as meats, that are not inflammatory.
You should make a strong attempt to eat frequently to maintain stabilized blood glucose levels. You should never
be hungry during the Repairvite Program. However, you may have urges to eat foods on the restricted list that must
The complete avoidance of restricted foods cannot be overemphasized. Even small snacks or bites of the inflammatory
foods can create an immune reaction in the intestinal membranes.
You must stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
LEAKY GUT DIET
Foods To Avoid
- Sugars - including corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, molasses, honey, chocolate, candy
- High Glycemic Fruits - watermelon, mango, pineapple, raisins and canned
- Grains - including gluten, wheat, oats, rice, barley, buckwheat, soy, corn, wheat germ, spelt,
amarath, kamut, millet, quinoa, etc.
- Gluten-containing compounds - including processes salad dressings, ketchup, soy
sauce, barbeque sauces, condiments, modified good starch, etc.
- Dairy - including milk, whey, eggs, cheeses, creams, mayonnaise, etc.
- Soy - including soy milk, soy sauce, soy protein etc.
- Alcohol - including beer, wine, sake, cognac, liqueurs etc.
- Lectins - including nuts, beans, soy potatoes, tomato, eggplant, pepper, peanut oil, soy
- Nightshades - tomatoes, potatoes, all peppers including chilis, eggplant, tomatillos, goji berries
- Processed Foods
- Canned Foods
Foods to Eat
- Most vegetables (except tomato, potatoes and mushrooms) - including
anise, artichoke, asparagus, beets, bok choy*, broccoli*, brussel sprouts*,cabbage*, carrots, cauliflower*, celery,
chives, cucumbers, garlic*, kale, kohrabi*, leeks, lettuce, onions*, parsley, radishes, rhubarb, shallots, spinach,
squash, sweet potatoes, water chestnuts, watercress, yams, zucchini.
- Fermented Foods including kimchi, kombucha tea, pickled ginger,sauerkraut,unsweetened
- Meats - including fish, chicken*, turkey*,beef**, lamb**, organ meats etc. Buy organic,
hormone-free, antibiotic-free and grass-fed where applicable. Fish should not be farm-raised but wild and low mercury
content. Avoid very high mercury-containing fish such as swordfish, most tuna and king mackerel.
- Low Glycemic Fruits -apples, apricots, plums, peaches, peas, cherries,
berries, grapes, lemons, etc.
- Coconut - including coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut milk, unsweetened coconut flakes,
unsweetened coconut yogurt.
- Noodles - brown shirataki yam noodles (from Asian grocery stores).
- Herbal Teas - uncaffeinated
- Herbs and Spices - including basil, black pepper, cilantro, coriander, cumin, garlin, ginger, lemongrass, mint, oregano,
parsley, rosemary, sage, sea salt, thyme.
- Olives and Olive Olive
- Apple Cider Vinegar
*Many people with gallbladder disease will
have a hard time with these foods. Try them with caution. As your gallbladder heals they become easier to handle.
Those prone to gas may also be affected.
**Limited amounts of these foods for gallbladder
Anything that is allowed on this diet is
NOT ALLOWED if it causes you any negative symptoms. Avoid it for the duration of the program.
Protein powders should be avoided for the
duration of this diet, including the Clearvite Protein Powder. Following the program with the Gallbladder
and Liver Detox Kit using the
Pea Protein is a wise next step.
Vegetable juice or Beet Recipe
1/2 or whole avocado with squeeze of lemon, herb salt
Coconut yogurt with berries
Cucumber or Carrots
Salad with shrimp, olive oil
and lime or lemon juice
Vegetables, grilled or steamed
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Jun-Zhe Jin, Zhen-Hai Zhang and Ying Fan, Role of intestinal barrier in pathogenesis of pigment gallstone in a
guinea pig model, Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2006