I have been on the diet for 7 months and am also a long-term cigarrette smoker. While I am healing rapidly, the cigarrettes are not beneficial for healing leaky gut. I would heal much much faster if I quit and hope to do this sometime this year.
While I beat myself up for this, I know that there are other major factors in why I got ill in the first place. I bet my gut looked like swiss cheese, full of tons of holes from over a decade of having candida. The candida fed on poor diet and lifestyle and I haven’t felt as good as I feel now since high school.