What did I do?
There was no magic short cut. It took a hell of a lot of will power.
DISCLAIMER: NONE OF THIS IS MEDICAL ADVICE, just what worked for me.
I eliminated them all (more on this later)
So, I began INTERMITTENT FASTING, where I ate three meals within an 8-10 hour time period and let my gut rest for the remaining 14-16 hours.
4. Since the gut is inflamed, you need to be getting as many ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES into the body as you can to aid healing.
After some experimentation, I whittled my diet down to two "safe meals" that seemed to fit all my criteria for healing. Yes, I did this exact meal routine every day for three months... (now you'll see where the will power comes in)...
3-4 frozen bananas (ripe, not green)
4-6 peeled dates (soak in water overnight to remove skins)
1/3 of an avocado
dollop of 100% pure pumpkin
pea protein isolate powder (pure, no added ingredients)
2 big sweet potatoes, finely chopped
32oz of vegetable or bone broth (pure, no added ingredients)
1/2 tbl (tablespoon) sea salt
1/2 tbl cinnamon
1/2 tbl onion powder
1/2 tbl ginger
1/2 tbl cumin
1/2 tbl coriander
1/2 tbl turmeric
This is an extremely low calorie meal, so I would typically also blend the soup (predigest it) into a paste with 1/3 of an avocado to add some fat to the meal.
Also, many people say bone broth helps with mucosal healing. I did a pure vegetable broth.
Throughout the day (usually three times per day), I sipped on teas that had:
1 teaspoon Slippery Elm powder
1/4 teaspoon Marshmallow Root powder
Steeped fresh ginger (no hard pieces)
I drank these while spooning generous amounts of HONEY.
In order to help put good bacteria into my gut to replace bad bacteria, I took a couple swigs of fermented vegetable juice after my smoothies, which contain probiotics. The brand I drank was called "gut shots".
I did not use a probiotic supplement.
- I only drank filtered water from home
- I always did an extra rinse of my dishes and silverware before eating to make sure they didn't have dish soap residues.
- I spit out my toothpaste and mouthwash thoroughly
I am now in the food reintroduction phase, but taking this very slow and plan to avoid potential trigger foods as much as possible.
1. Eliminate trigger foods
2. Rest the gut (intermittent fasting)
3. Soft, predigested foods when eating
4. Anti-inflammatories (certain spices, teas, etc)
Try to find what might fit for you.