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What do suggest for leaky gut syndrome ?

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What do suggest for leaky gut syndrome ?
Hi leaky gut is still not accepted as an established medical syndrome.
But there are a group of doctors who, using the idea, measure actual components of bowel function, and fix anything that is off.
So if there is damage: repair.
If there is bad nutrient content, replace.
Bad flora, reinoculate.
If there are pathogens, remove.
You need to find a doctor trained to do this to stop "leaky gut"
They can be found here.
Treatment depends on lab findings.
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A mainstay of treatment is a bowel stabilizing diet.
The diet, in order of preference in quantity, should look like this
leafy greens
green veggies
other veggies
whole fruit, beans and peas
Whole grains no yeasted breads, dry cereals or anything refined
Seeds and nuts, but cut out seeds if you have any diverticulosis.
A little tofu or tempeh daily
A little high quality soy or coconut milk yogurt
The soluble fiber in this strategy will stabilized colon function in about 6 to 8 weeks, then about 2 or three helpings of animal foods a week, preferably fish, can be added back.
See the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, for instructions on this type of diet.
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