- May 2, 2012 at 1:33 am #80626
I am trying to cure a mild case of leaky gut, and came across a ‘paleo’ diet in my searches. The diet is basically what cave men ate – veg, meat (incl. red meat), little to no grains, and (if I started it) some dairy (goats yogurt and kefir).
Many of the people doing this diet say that grains such as oat bran/rice bran are harmful to the gut. Able, Raste, is this true?May 2, 2012 at 5:51 am #80638
bumpMay 2, 2012 at 6:12 am #80639
bencMemberTopics: 67Replies: 419
helpme wrote: bump
I replied to this but it went missing.
Its a very healthy diet, but not suitable for candida, mainly because of the fruit & the emphasis on variation on protein. I think once you are over candida it would be a diet worth considering.May 2, 2012 at 6:26 am #80641
I’m 99% sure I’m over candida (if I had it anyway), but my question is, is it worth cutting oat bran/buckwheat/rice bran out of my diet, and eating red meat?May 2, 2012 at 8:34 am #80654
bencMemberTopics: 67Replies: 419
helpme wrote: I’m 99% sure I’m over candida (if I had it anyway), but my question is, is it worth cutting oat bran/buckwheat/rice bran out of my diet, and eating red meat?
In my opinion yes, as long as its organic. But if your body doesn’t tolerate it then stick to leaner proteins. Tbh, you don’t have to do strict paleo all the time. If you exercise there will be time you will need to refuel on higher carbs, my suggestion then would be stick to the good stuff like buckwheat, coconut flour, red/black or wild rice & of course swede, sweet potato, etc.May 2, 2012 at 8:34 am #80655
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
Beef and pork take days to digest whereas chicken and fish take hours to digest.
-rasterMay 5, 2012 at 6:45 am #80947
Thank you for your replies. I will probably stick to lean meat anyway.
Raster, will consuming oat bran make it harder to cure leaky gut? I’ve heard it is quite hard on the gut?May 5, 2012 at 7:14 am #80951
Able900SpectatorTopics: 92Replies: 4814
Prebiotics and probiotics will help to alleviate leaky gut more than anything else.
Also you can mix licorice root with yucca root (2 to 1 ratio) taking around 1/2 teaspoon up to four times daily before meals will contribute a lot to building the colonies of beneficial bacteria. I would take this mixture at least 20 to 25 minutes before eating.
AbleMay 5, 2012 at 7:44 am #80955
PositivoMemberTopics: 29Replies: 246
I say screw all these special diets unless you have to do it like candida but if u want to just live a clean healthy life then u should make your own. For someone who had candida I would think a paleo would not be good because of the massive meat and fruit consumption. I would draw from paleo and the candida diet and make my own such as eating Greek yogurt, kefir and oatbran but still avoiding the crappy carbs like bread and pasta. Every individual is different and has different needs. Paleo might be a good idea to prevent disease but if you had candida or leaky gut I would not be so quick to stock up on fruits and red meat. Try to incorporate things depending on your needs. Just my opinion.May 5, 2012 at 11:19 am #80966
I agree with you Positivo, very true.
I will always consume probitic yogurt and kefir from now on, after going through all this kerfuffle (Oh and NEVER go back to eating the way I was before) but will try incorporating some aspects of the paleo diet to create a long term diet that will suit my needs. (Paleo is not really centered around fruits at all, just getting all your nutrients from meats, veggies, some fruits like berries and many have adjusted it to suit their needs such as adding carbs in the form of sweet potatoes or rice).
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