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MY TOP GUT-HEALING NUTRIENTS

Think you have leaky gut? Here are some of my favorite supplements and healing foods that you can try in addition to cutting out the 7 high-FI foods.

Healing Supplements

Plant digestive enzymes, to support good digestion and reduce allergenic compounds (take 1 or 2 with each meal)

Saccharomyces boulardii, to rebalance gut flora, prevent candida (yeast) overgrowth and support healthy gut immune function (250 to 500 milligrams per day)

Berberine, to balance gut flora and blood sugar (1,000 to 2,000 milligrams per day)

Aged garlic extract, an anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal and antimicrobial powerhouse (1 to 3 caps per day)

Glutamine, to heal leaky gut (1 to 10 grams per day, depending on severity)

Ginger, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and supports gut healing (30 to 50 milligrams per day)

Quercetin, a natural antihistamine and antioxidant (100 milligrams per day)

Healing Foods

Coconut milk, rich in yeast-killing caprylic acid

Aloe juice, to raise secretory IgA

Freshly ground flaxseed meal, which contains a gluey substance that soothes and heals the gut, as well as omega-3s to reduce inflammation

Apples, which contain pectins to heal the gut

Cold-water fish, to reduce inflammation

Fresh garlic, to reduce inflammation and kill off bad bacteria

Red onions, which are rich in quercetin

Oregano leaves, which are antifungal

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