Replace gut-damaging foods with gut-healing foods
Adopt a leaky gut diet to support healing. It is easy to digest and can help repair the lining of the intestines.
Here is the leaky gut diet food list:
• Coconut Products – all coconut products are very good for your gut. The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut are easier to digest than other fats so they work well for leaky gut. Also, coconut kefir contains probiotics that support your digestive system.
• Sprouted Seeds – sprouted chia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds can support the growth of beneficial bacteria. In case of severe leaky gut, you may need to start out getting your fiber from steamed vegetables and fruit.
• Raw Cultured Dairy – Pastured kefir, yogurt, amasai, butter and raw cheese are some of the best probiotic foods that contain short-chain fatty acids that can help heal the gut.
• Fermented Vegetables – Sauerkraut, kimchi and kvass are excellent sources of organic acids that balance intestinal pH and probiotics to support the gut.
• Healthy fats – consuming healthy fats in moderation like avocados, ghee, coconut oil and egg yolks, are easy on the gut and promote healing.
• Omega-3 Fats – anti-inflammatory foods like flax seed for vegetarians or grass-fed beef, lamb and wild-caught fish for meat consumers.
• Fruit – the best is to Consume 1-2 servings of fruit daily (not during the night)
• Bone Broth for meat consumers – it contains collagen and the amino acids that can help heal your damaged cell walls.
Repair your gut with supplements
The most beneficial leaky gut supplements are:
- Curcumin – A potent anti-inflammatory agent found in turmeric (it’s one of the many documented turmeric benefits), curcumin features a mechanistic potential to inhibit the inflammation and oxidative stress leaky gut.
- Probiotics (50-100 billion units daily) – This is the most important supplement to take because it helps replenish good bacteria and removes bad bacteria. (Bacillus clausii, Bacillus subtilis, Saccharomyces boulardii and Bacillus coagulans.)
- Prebiotics – Raw dandelion greens, garlic, onions and leeks are great prebiotic sources.
- While the benefits of probiotics are well-noted, prebiotics, non-digestible fiber compounds, are still largely underappreciated. Studies show they help promote a healthy gut and actually help heal leaky gut in those suffering from atopic dermatitis.
- Digestive enzymes (1-2 capsules at the beginning of each meal) – these ensure that foods are fully digested
- L-Glutamine – is an essential amino acid supplement that is anti-inflammatory and necessary for the growth and repair of your intestinal lining.
- Licorice Root – an adaptogenic herb that helps balance cortisol levels and improves acid production in the stomach. Licorice root supports the body’s natural processes for maintaining the mucosal lining of the stomach and duodenum.
- Shilajit – An Ayurvedic medicine, it protects from stomach ulcers and reduces inflammation caused by leaky gut.
- Marshmallow Root – The antioxidant and antihistamine properties are a great support in healing a leaky gut.
- Leaky Gut is mainly caused by our diet and lifestyle. If we make a radical change in what we eat and how we live we can heal numerous health problems created by the leaky gut syndrome.
- I recommend focussing on cooking from scratch more and relying less on processed foods.
- Since many food additives have never been tested for long-term impact on human health we should not use them.
- While we can all read labels and avoid these food additives that trigger leaky gut.
- Healing leaky gut program must include a plan to avoid processed foods and food additives that trigger leaky gut.