Best Foods To Eat On Leaky Gut Diet
Greetings. It's New Zealand naturopath EricBakker, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.Thanks for checking out the tutorial today. I've got a request from a person on YouTube calledPro Chess Player. I'm not quite sure if this is a man or a lady. The person is called ProChess Player and Pro Chess Player has posed a question to me, quot;Eric, can you talk aboutfoods to eat with leaky gut syndromeé What are the best foods to eat with leaky gutéAnd also how does a leaky gut diet differ from a Candida dietéquot;Let's talk about that now. Most people with Candida have got leaky gut syndrome. I'm notgoing to go into a great deal on this tutorial
about what leaky gut is because you can seethat on some of my other tutorials, but leaky gut is basically a term we use for intestinalpermeability. It's when the small intestine becomes more permeable, particularly to differentkinds of proteins in our diet and they can affect the immune system on the other sidein particularly systemically. So these things don't necessarily follow the normal pathwayof digestion and absorption. They bypass that and they can seriously affect the immune function.Lots of people in the western world have got leaky gut. Before we go into foods to eatfor leaky gut, first let's say what you shouldn't really eat or drink with leaky gut. The topof the tree, in my opinion, is alcohol. Alcohol
really affects leaky gut. There is no wayaround this. Cutting out all forms of alcohol for several months is a clever move if youwant to heal the lining of the gut. All kind of pharmaceutical medications, especiallyantibiotics, but also antiinflammatories or any anti kind of drug is going to createa situation particularly long term where you get serious intestinal permeability. Pharmaceuticalmedications, alcohol, also takeaway food, processed food, junk food; stress also helpsto bring leaky gut to the foreground. All kind of chemicals in our diet, fluoride inwater, chlorine, heavy metals that come through different ways into our diet, these are allways we can get leaky gut and exacerbate it
if we have got it.Good foods to eat with leaky gut are foods that really allow the healing of the liningof the gut. So you've got this membrane inside the small valve called the brush border. It'sbasically a mucous rich membrane that allows beneficial bacteria to grow in there and effectivelyseals off the junctions between the cells to stop the gut from becoming permeable. Soit's all about building the lining of the gut. That's what we want to do. Think aboutfoods that are going to really achieve this. I've got a couple lists here of foods I'vewritten down. Besides, of course, the obvious fermented and cultured foods like kefir, yogurt,sauerkraut, kimchi, and there are various
other ones you can consume that are goingto really do this. They're going to really benefit leaky gut. A big caution here. Ifyou're not used to eating these kind of foods, please go slowly into these cultured and fermentedfoods. Also, the foods I'm going to read out now go easy on them.Fructooligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharide foods. Prebiotic rich foods really encouragethe gut to heal. Jerusalem artichokes, yacon tubers, burdock roots, chicory roots, dandelionroots, garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, globe artichokes. That's the FOS foods. Now theGOS foods. Legumes, brassicas, fresh beans, beetroots, rice sourdough, if you can tolerateit, sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, and linseed
sunflower arine mix, which is my favorite.Here are some good vegetables for you to eat with leaky gut. Purple carrots, dark carrotsare quite good because they're high in polyphenols. Polyphenols are nutritional substances thatreally help to heal various parts of the body, especially the gut. Red cabbage, spinach,red onions, broccoli, red lettuce, black rice or red rice, whole grain sourdough rye bread,of course, and black olives. Notice how I mention black or darké Notice also how I mentioncarrotsé Carrots aren't necessarily bad for people with Candida. Unless they've got aserious yeast infection, they should not have to avoid carrots. Corn is different, however.Corn and pumpkin and squash. You need to be
Best Diet Approach To Cure Leaky Gut Syndrome
Thank for checking out my tutorial. We're goingto do a tutorial today on leaky gut. Basically, the best foods and diet to heal a leaky gut.As you're probably aware, I've done quite a few tutorials on this channel. I've been aroundfor a while now. This is my 27th year of practice. I've been seeing patients an awfully longtime, and I've seen every diet you can imagine. Just look behind me and look at all the bookshelves.I've gotten a few comments on how bent my bookshelves are. I made those when I was astudent, quite a long time ago now. I've got thousands of books. In fact, I've got twobookshelves here, another bookshelf here, I've got three bookshelves out in the back,and I've got boxes out in the back with more
books that my wife won't allow me to havein my room because it looks too crappy, she says, for patients.Let's talk a little bit about books, for example, and diets. There are thousands of diet booksout there. I've seen so many of them. I've been collecting books on health really sincemy 20s. I've read lots of books and I've looked at lots of blog sites on the best kind offoods to eat for leaky gut. I can remember reading about the Paleo diet when people weren'teven around that started thinking the Paleo diet was like the quot;inquot; thing. There is a guycalled Chris Kresser online in America who's very big with this Paleo diet. I read thisbook here, Paleolithic Prescription in 1988,
before it even became a fad. It's all a fadnow. And this book here is pretty cool, Native Nutrition. Again another book from the 80sand 90s. I read all those books when I was in my 20s and started to realize people needto eat common sense, basic foods. It's not rocket science.You probably know this book, The Gaps Diet. Another good book from Liz Lipski, DigestiveWellness. A good Irish friend of mine, John McKenna, books on the stomach. NourishingTraditions from Sally Fallon. The list goes on and on. Everyone has got their own takeon what are the best foods to eat. And everyone who comes out with a book like The Body EcologyDiet, The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the
blah, blah diet, the blah, blah, blah, blah,blah, blah diet. There are millions of diet books out there.What you've got to try to get through your mind is no diet is going to be specific foryou. So when you've got The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, why don't we call it The Specific JaneDiet, The Specific Joe Diet, or The Specific Mary Dieté In my writing and teaching, I'vealways maintained that there is no such bloody thing as one diet that suits hundreds of people.That's why I would never write a diet book as such myself.If you looked at my Candida Crusher book and also in my psoriasis program that I recentlylaunched, you'll find that I really emphasize
a point that I want you to try to find thefoods that best suit you as a human being, not me or Donna Gates or not Sally Fallonor not Natasha CampbellMcBride, not Chris Kresser, not all these other people. They'renot bloody gurus. They're just people who write about diets, and they give you options.They give you recipes, but you need to experiment with these things. Every person who buys thesebooks or who sees me who's been on a program, they always end up modifying those programsto suit themselves. Many people tell me that when they've gone, for example, on the BodyEcology Diet; they find they can eat certain foods that Donna Gates says that they shouldavoid. And it's the same thing when people
go on any other diet like the Gut and PsychologyDiet. I've had a patient recently who's been onthe SCD Diet, The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, for about four years hard out and not feelingbetter. So I got this guy and his wife and two children, they're all on the diet, tomake modifications. I said, quot;Look, it's time to introduce bread.quot; quot;Oh, no. I can't eatbread. On the SCD diet, it says it's toxic. It's poison.quot; But when I got his wife to eatsome bread, just flat bread, chipati kind of bread, she felt good. In fact, she gaineda bit of weight. She improved. And then after a couple of weeks of observing his wife doingthis, this gentlemen did the same, and he
Is There A Diet To Cure Leaky Gut
Leaky gut syndromeis said to be the cause of numerous digestive andautoimmune conditions. In this tutorial, I'm looking atdiet changes that can help. (xylophone chimes ring) In a previous tutorial, I lookedat what leaky gut syndrome is, what it's not, as well as some conditions that are commonly linked to it. Another question I commonly come across
is about how to cure it. Is there a specific dieté Well, the research is reallyunclear at this stage. Leaky gut proponents claimthat restoring your gut barrier will cure your disease or condition. However, this has not yet been proven and is based on an untested theory. In fact, current researchsuggests it's not the case.
Human and rodent studies showthat intestinal barrier loss is insufficient to initiatedisease on its own. Additionally, drugs thathelp restore barrier function have not been effective for treating conditionssuch as celiac disease. Therefore, primary forms of treatment targeting the specific autoimmune disease should be followed first.
Given the nonspecific natureof leaky gut syndrome, there is no onesizefitsalldietary approach. That's because a diet that quot;healsquot; the gut may not actually cureyour specific condition in your unique individual situation. Now, I realize that that type of answer is not particularly helpful, so there are some general recommendations
that you can consider. The first is to remove gluten. Although only a small percentage of people are gluten intolerant,chances are you're one of them if you have an autoimmune disease. Given the link of gluten and gut health, specifically gliadin and its effect on protein calledzonulin, it can be useful
to trial a glutenfreediet for one month or more. That means cutting outglutencontaining foods, such as bread andproducts containing flour. They don't offer any unique nutrients that you can't get fromother foods anyway. But just remember thatglutenfree junk food is still junk food. The next tip is to eatway more vegetables.