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What steps should i take to fix my gut?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 07, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Hi,

every day i'm getting more and more convinced that my gut is what is holding me back on losing my final belly fat, my skin conditions(Keratosis pilaris) and probably some of my mental problems(concentration issues, etc).

I want to do something about it but don't know where to begin. I have been eating "paleo" for 2 years and have lost about 20 kg(44 lbs), gained som muscle and felt better than ever before, BUT, my gut still complains alot(it always has).

Is juicing/green smoothies a good cleansing diet? Should i "cleans" at all? Or should i try some elimination diet like FODMAP, etc?

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on April 08, 2013
at 01:17 PM

The most helpful supplement for my gut has been l-glutamine and I only took it for a few months. If you can afford it, colostrum might help too. So far it has been more helpful than probiotics for me.

05e260e5bc2acedf51dd24535e2060c9

on April 08, 2013
at 07:30 AM

I actually do make water kefir myself. It tastes great with a little lemon! :)

05e260e5bc2acedf51dd24535e2060c9

on April 08, 2013
at 07:29 AM

Not helping! :P

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on April 07, 2013
at 09:35 PM

By "complains a lot" what exactly are your symptoms? Give us the deets!

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on April 07, 2013
at 09:10 PM

WTF is wrong with you? Your answers are so nonsensical they're not even funny. I mean, a little funny that you're so godawful off the target, but seriously, if you wanna go for the snarky gangbanger troll act at least stay a little more on topic. Jeez.

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on April 08, 2013
at 04:01 AM

Being celiac I have to be so careful what I eat. Even on Paelo there are certain foods I can not tolerate. I have started by only eating a few foods I know agree with me, once i get my guts healed more I am going to reintroduce some more Paelo foods, one at a time, record what happens and go from there.

One thing I have learned it takes time and trial and error. We are all different and as Chris Kessler says we have to have our own template.

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on April 07, 2013
at 08:09 PM

Have you seen this?:

http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/paleo-diet-and-SIBO.html

This protocol is for SIBO, but I think it has value in general gut healing. Her whole website is very helpful. I did the most restrictive part of the diet for 2 weeks, and then started adding things back in. It was a good reset for my gut.

There is also a gut healing section in the book Practical Paleo that recommends some supplements, etc.

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on April 07, 2013
at 08:18 PM

RK's advice is excellent and, if you aren't already, I'd read up on probiotic foods to see if you want to give one or more a try.

My first month of strict paleo made me feel better but did not rehabilitate my GI tract. When I started making water kefir, drinking tiny amounts at first and working up to a full glass, an amazing transformation took place.

I see lots of questions here doubting that probiotics can make it past the stomach, but in my personal case they definitely did and even when I relapsed to eating some wheat last year (not doing that now) my gut never got as bad as it had been.

I've now been totally off wheat for nearly 2 months and I'm going to resume making water kefir to make sure my gut community is at full health.

Other great probiotic foods are kombucha, dairy kefir, sauerkraut, etc.

Edit: Oh, and homemade yogurt is great too. I'm normally lactose intolerant but as long as I'm drinking water kefir I tolerate yogurt just fine.

05e260e5bc2acedf51dd24535e2060c9

on April 08, 2013
at 07:30 AM

I actually do make water kefir myself. It tastes great with a little lemon! :)

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on April 07, 2013
at 08:18 PM

I would suggest taking a good probiotic. Maybe drinking some probiotic teas. Worst case scenario perhaps a fecal transplant. Healing the Gut is a slow but crucial thing. Having a healthy gut can have an effect on nearly every aspect of your life from your mood, to your weight and appearance. I think that you may want to hold off on the 'cleaning out' or cutting things out of your diet until you make sure you are harvesting a healthy variety of good bacteria down in the gut...

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on April 07, 2013
at 08:04 PM

you should be beatin' it up all day barmy, if youre not getting chuffed up with all that play youre getting, youre doing it wrong

05e260e5bc2acedf51dd24535e2060c9

on April 08, 2013
at 07:29 AM

Not helping! :P

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on April 07, 2013
at 09:10 PM

WTF is wrong with you? Your answers are so nonsensical they're not even funny. I mean, a little funny that you're so godawful off the target, but seriously, if you wanna go for the snarky gangbanger troll act at least stay a little more on topic. Jeez.

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