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Dietary Recommendations For Gut Dysbiosis. What Should You Eat To Heal a Leaky Gut? - The Paleo Mom. (Created as a guest post for The Paleo Parents) If you are concerned that you may have, or could develop, a leaky gut, then changing your diet to one that protects the gut is a natural next step for you.

What Should You Eat To Heal a Leaky Gut? - The Paleo Mom

If you are already battling health conditions related to having a leaky gut, then you will have to be more strict with your dietary choices and also address other lifestyle factors like getting good quality sleep, managing stress, finding time for low-strain exercise, and getting outside. Modifying Paleo for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth - The Paleo Mom. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (or SIBO) is a chronic bacterial (and/or yeast) infection of the small intestine, characterized by excessive number and/or abnormal type of bacteria (and yeast) growing in a part of the gastrointestinal tract that normal contains relatively few microorganisms.

Modifying Paleo for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth - The Paleo Mom

These bacteria can cause a variety of problems by interfering with digestion and absorption of nutrients and by damaging the lining of the gut, causing a “leaky gut” (I addressed the many health problems that can arise from a leaky gut in this post). The most common symptoms of bacterial overgrowth include abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, gas, belching, flatulence, chronic diarrhea, and chronic constipation. These symptoms are due to the large volume of bacteria the digestive tract (alive and dead, as they read the end of their lifecycle) and the large amount of gas and metabolic waste that they produce.

Many more symptoms of SIBO are a direct effect of nutrient malabsorption. . The Autoimmune Protocol. Autoimmune disease is an epidemic in our society, affecting an estimated 50 million Americans.

The Autoimmune Protocol

But it doesn’t have to be. Although genetic predisposition accounts for approximately one-third of your risk of developing an autoimmune disease, the other two-thirds comes from your environment, your diet, and your lifestyle. In fact, experts are increasingly recognizing that certain dietary factors are key contributors to autoimmune disease, placing these autoimmune conditions in the same class of diet- and lifestyle-related diseases as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. This means that autoimmune disease is directly linked to our food choices and how we decide to live your life. It also means that we can manage and reverse autoimmune disease simply by changing how you eat and making more informed choices about sleep, activity, and stress… and that’s some pretty darned good news!

Video: Getting Started on the Autoimmune Protocol. Modifying Paleo for Autoimmune Conditions (i.e., The Autoimmune Protocol) - The Paleo Mom. NOTE: This is no longer the most up-to-date version of the autoimmune protocol.

Modifying Paleo for Autoimmune Conditions (i.e., The Autoimmune Protocol) - The Paleo Mom

You can see the most current version here. Autoimmune conditions and a leaky gut go hand in hand. In fact, in every autoimmune condition that has been tested, a leaky gut is present and is a contributing factor to the illness (not all autoimmune conditions have been tested, but many in the paleo community assume that leaky gut is a factor in all autoimmune conditions). For individuals with suspected or diagnosed autoimmune disease, additional dietary guidelines exist to help address the disease. In many cases, autoimmune conditions can be put into full remission by following these guidelines. Fruit and Starchy Vegetables with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth - The Paleo Mom. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in which bacteria, yeast and/or fungi that would not normally reside in the digestive tract thrive in the small intestine (usually the third segment called the ileum, but they can work their way higher up the digestive tract to the jejunum and, in extreme cases, even the duodenum).

Fruit and Starchy Vegetables with Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth - The Paleo Mom

They are usually mixed with your normal, beneficial bacteria who are also growing farther up the digestive tract than usual. Repairing the Gut - The Paleo Mom. Whether you’ve recently recovered from an infection requiring antibiotics, are healing after treatment for a parasite, or are battling against anxiety and depression, repairing your gut and supporting healthy gut microflora is not only important, it’s essential.

Repairing the Gut - The Paleo Mom

And depending on your health, your diet, and your life circumstances, you might be fighting an uphill battle. Here are eight key points for optimizing gut health: Follow a Strict Paleo Diet. If you are trying to encourage diverse, healthy gut microflora, avoiding all foods that potentially irritate the gut is critical. For at least a while, do not allow yourself cheats. Keep Your Omega-3 Intake High. Eat Coconut Fat and Grass-Fed Butter: Antimicrobial short- and medium-chain saturated fats help to reduce overgrowth of bad yeast, fungus and bacteria in the small intestine. Eat Fermented Foods: This is your greatest source of probiotics for replenishing your gut microflora. ).

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The Psychological Toll Of The Gluten Free Diet-Amy Burkhart MD,RD

Because of gluten’s new found popularity, people believe adhering to a gluten-free diet is easy. Gluten-free food is everywhere, thus people assume it must be a simple diet to follow. It is not. One must worry about crumbs, shared cooking surfaces and the daily potential for serious illness triggered by tiny, accidental and often untraceable exposures to gluten. Imagine being a child sitting at a birthday party wondering what the Barbie cake tastes like as you nibble the gluten-free cookie meant to equal Barbie’s grandeur.

The mental burden of treatment The psychological effects of situations like these are significant. Celiac disease is permanent. Children face extra challenges Camp Celiac pool I spend time every summer as the camp physician at Camp Celiacin Livermore, CA, for children who have celiac disease or must adhere to a strict gluten-free diet. Strategies for children 1. The Lupus Diet. Diets for Autism, ADHD, Allergies, Autoimmune and Digestive Disorders. The Lectin Avoidance Diet: The Safest Foods for People Sensitive to Everything - Selfhacked. A Diet To Treat Inflammation and Autoimmune Conditions. IBD Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Center for Applied Nutrition at UMass Medical School. What is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet for IBD?

IBD Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Center for Applied Nutrition at UMass Medical School

The IBD-AID was derived from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and modified with current research on the human microbiome. Research has shown that IBD patients have an imbalance of gut bacteria, which contribute to bowel inflammation. This diet helps to restore balance between helpful and harmful bacteria while promoting good nutrition. The IBD-AID has three phases to treat flares and progress to the ultimate goal of maintaining remission. Pay attention to each phase every day to obtain the best results. You may be surprised at how many delicious recipes & meals can be prepared from these foods! There are 4 basic parts to the diet that need to be included on a daily basis: 1) Prebiotics Foods that feed and maintain the good intestinal bacteria. 2) Probiotics These are fermented foods that have live bacteria within them. 3) Good Balanced Nutrition Eat a variety of fruit and vegetables.

Lean proteins and healthy fats. 4) Avoidance of Certain Foods. Video: Calming Inflammation: Changing the Microbiome with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (50 minutes)