MadEmx;55842 wrote: Hi again,
I have another question: Since I am reacting to foods that are “clean” and candida diet/leaky gut diet/SIBO diet approved, do I continue eating these things? The reason I ask is I am stuck on this point:
Can I heal my leaky gut while continuing to eat things I react to? Or do I have to avoid those foods in order to heal my leaky gut? I am obviously cutting out the major ofenders, and following the diet guidelines you recommended above. So, if I react to spinach/coconut oil/chicken, for example, do I no longer eat spinach/coconut oil/chicken? Or, do I continue eating those foods and just deal with the reaction, because my gut will eventually heal and I will no longer be intolerant? I hope that made sense. It certainly does in my head : )
You’re going to react to pretty much anything because of leaky gut. I would avoid the foods that showed up as no good on your allergy test for sure. If you can find stuff that doesn’t set you off that’s good, but the problem is this- good food one day will be bad food the next. So you either just stick with it or find stuff that doesn’t set you off, I’m not really sure on that one.
The way you will heal your leaky gut is by the things I mentioned above, as well as treating the underlying cause of leaky gut(which the protocol above should help with). Candida can poke holes into your small intestine and cause leaky gut by itself. Raster is right, but it’s about more than just one organ malfunctioning, it’s an entire chain. Acidic chyme(your food mixed with HCL) triggers the release of bile and pancreatic enzymes. Without sufficiently acidic chyme no bile or pancreatic enzymes will be released. It’s a lot more complicated but that’s the basics of it. Betaine supplementation is very important because it sets the stage for every other digestive process.
Have you tried testing the correct amount of betaine to supplement with yet? (increase by 1 each meal containing protein until you feel a slight burn and decrease by 1 tablet and that’s your dose)