So in reading on Dr. Ayers anti-inflammatory diet and gut flora, I have to admit I'm stumped...not that that's a rare occurrence or anything. Anyways! Dr. Ayers says elimination diets don't work and that we need to consume various amounts of raw vegetables ect. to restore gut flora (unless I read those articles wrong). He then says the only sure fire way to correct gut flora is a FMT (fecal transplant). I, uh...what? I mean, I understand that, but which is it and why do elimination diets make things worse? I'm doing ZC right now, for a week trial run, and I cannot imagine my gut flora being any more screwed up than it was before going ZC. Is Dr. Ayers saying I'm screwed unless I reintroduce my ass to the appropriate sh*t?
asked byJon_11 (1307)
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on June 06, 2012
at 01:02 PM
Melissa : Raw vegetables have definitely been proven to help improve gut flora, not all of course, but those containing high quantities of inulin such as jerusalem artichokes, chicory root and dandelion can do wonders for the proliferation of good bacteria in the gut. Historically we used to eat between 22 and 35 g of inulin a day, but by the late 1990s the average had dropped to less than 4 grams of inulin per day, for the average American.