Identify and remove triggers: The first step in healing a damaged gut is to identify and remove the triggers that caused the damage in the first place. This may include food intolerances (get yours tested here), infections, stress, or exposure to environmental toxins. You will always go right by eliminating wheat completely. Read more about why HERE.
Follow a gut-healing diet: A gut-healing diet is rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods that are easy to digest and support gut health, which includes bone broth, fermented foods, healthy fats, and plenty of non-starchy vegetables.
Support digestion: Supporting healthy digestion is essential for gut healing. This may include taking digestive enzymes. Two of our favorites include Essentialzymes4 and Multizyme. You can also consume bitter herbs or teas, and avoid eating too quickly or too much.
Reduce inflammation: Inflammation is a common cause of gut damage, and reducing inflammation can help support gut healing. The two biggest culprits are sugar and estrogen-based medications, including Birth Control Pills. To help repair and counterbalance the inflammation, anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric, ginger, omega-3 fatty acids, olive oils, and organic butter are used.
Manage stress: Chronic stress and trauma can negatively impact gut health, so managing stress is vital for gut healing. Practices like meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or simply getting out into nature and walking for 30 minutes do wonders!
Healing concussions: Within just a few minutes of a concussion, the gut is affected and can create a leaky gut situation. Complete elimination of sugar is vital to recovery! We have a Concussion protocol that breaks down what to do and what to be on the lookout for. If you have ever had a bump to the head, we highly recommend adding in EpiMatter.