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021 254 9159 liv@livsapothecary.co.nz
Leaky Gut & Digestion ABC’s

Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice – 1 tablespoon 15-20 minutes before meals to aid digestion.

Bone broth – 1-2 cups per day, drink chicken broth straight or use chicken/beef broth as a base for soups and cooking.

Chia and flax seeds – soak 1 teaspoon of each overnight in water/nut milk for extra soothing fibre in your breakfast.

Digestive enzyme supplements – a damaged gut lacks some enzymes required for breakdown of dairy and grains.

Eggs – make the perfect gut-healing breakfast. Reduce cereal, bread and grains to heal leaky gut.

Fermented foods – kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, yoghurt, miso, tempeh, aged cheeses and kombucha.

Gelatin and Glutamine – the building block of our enterocytes (intestinal cells).  2 tablespoons per day.

Herbal Medicine – antimicrobials to weed out the bad bacteria. Check out my Gut Cleanse Tonic.

Immunity – 80% of our immune system is in our gut. We have 10X the number of gut cells as human cells in our body.

Jelly – but not Jelly Tips or jelly and ice-cream (unless it’s coconut ice-cream!). Check out my benefits of Jelly here.

K – vitamin K is produced in small amounts by good bacteria, it can be low if we have intestinal dysbiosis.

Leaky gut or intestinal hyperpermeability – connected to all autoimmune disease and many mental health conditions.

Multivitamins and multiminerals – help leaky gut by increasing nutrient intake as leaky gut causes deficiencies.

Nightshade vegetables – may increase inflammation, especially joint pain – potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum, eggplant and chili.

Oysters – the highest food source of zinc. If you don’t eat oysters (I don’t blame you!) take a zinc supplement.

Probiotics – help to relieve abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and maintain a healthy digestive system.

Quinoa and ancient grains – millet, buckwheat and amaranth, are easier to digest than gluten-containing grains.

Resistant starch – from green bananas, cold potatoes (potato salad) and cold rice (sushi) are recommended.

Stress – a major cause of leaky gut and digestive issues. Check out my blog ~ Enhance Your Resilience to Stress.

Toxins – environmental toxins, particularly mercury found in tuna and amalgam fillings, are a cause of leaky gut.

Unpasteurised milk – may be tolerated with lactose intolerance. Raw milk contains lactase, the enzyme that digests lactose.

Vitamins A and D – important for healthy gut cells. Found in cod liver oil, eggs, full fat dairy and animal fat.

Water – during meals dilutes stomach acid which we need for breaking down food. No water 30 minutes either side of meals.

eXercise – reduces bloating, plus speeds up gut motility and transit time of food through the gastrointestinal tract.

Yoghurt – choose Greek unsweetened to avoid added sugar. Full fat yoghurt is lower in sugar than low fat.

Zinc – most important mineral for restoring leaky gut.  It strengthens tight junctions between out gut cells.

Read my blogs Leaky Gut – s Personal Experience & Natural Treatment and Top Tips for Good Digestion.

If you have any digestive issues, Connect with me for a Consultation 🙂

Check out my Blog ~ It’s as Easy as ABC.

Liv


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