Healing Leaky Gut
You won’t heal in 7 days – but you’ can feel better in 24 hours. I know because I did. We have people using our program who are feeling better, a LOT better in the first 7 days. It’s not rocket science, but it is a specific protocol and it’s very important to follow it.
I grew up in a happy Catholic home in the 60’s and 70’s. We had a big family. I always asked my mom for the same toys as all the neighbor kids and she told me I could have all my brothers and sisters or the toys and “things”. She wasn’t really surprised when I said I’d be happy to send a couple of them back (not the toys, the babies). Now…I’m glad to have the siblings. My mom was a stay-at-home mom who let us fend for ourselves for breakfast and lunch and made us a “healthy” dinner each night and we ate as a family.
So, here was my diet growing up: Lucky Charms for breakfast, unless we were out and then I had (yuck) Cap’n Crunch. Bologna sandwich, carrot and chips for lunch, if it was during the school year, I had hot lunch with processed fried some kind of mushed meat patties, whipped sweet potatoes (I didn’t eat), salad and a little dessert. For dinner, we’d have roast and potatoes and carrots with canned peaches. Sundays, we’d have bacon and eggs and toast. Friday nights, my mom and dad had a date night. We were one of the first families in America to have t.v. dinners.
My dad was a food broker. We got a lot of processed, institutional food for samples. That was like a Godsend for a big Catholic family, hospitals, and schools, but, it was a perfect set-up for adult gut issues. We had lots of pizza with trans fats. I was out of the house before macaroni and cheese came along. My baby brother lived on that and pizza and has worse gut problems than me. I remember the tin platters with swiss steak and stuffed peppers and well, big versions of what you see in the freezer section today because it’s what they sold to hospitals.
What could you do, we probably ate healthier than 90% of the population because we ALWAYS ate at home. My kids look back at what I fed them and I did the best I could too. I believed what they put out there and ate and used what we were told. It’s very confusing. One minute it’s “don’t eat fat” – Susan Powter said, “fat makes fat”. I believed it and we ate low fat. Cut calories, so you eat the low-calorie version of everything – and then you find out that fat is good and low calorie means chemicals.
Founder, The Health Coach Group
Fruits and Vegetables
I don’t remember a lot of fruits and vegetables. We didn’t eat a lot of desserts either. We had a cookie bucket we passed around the table and if you took more than one or two, there wouldn’t be enough for everyone. We got the Pillsbury rolls, Orange Danish, on special Sundays to go with scrambled eggs.
I still think, aside from our special access to processed foods, we ate healthier than most. Because there were so many of us, we could only have soda once a week. It was Pre-Burger King and McDonalds still had a one store franchise agreement in Omaha, so there wasn’t fast food.
We got exercise because we rode our bikes all over the place. Our neighborhoods were safe and I’d go to the pool at 6 a.m. for swim team and stay there all day except to go home to eat. My mom had a bell on the back porch to call us home.
If you want to picture my parents, think Madmen. That was them, except they were outside themselves and more into their community and church. Well – and they stayed together. They smoked. Our friends still talk about coming to visit and having a cloud of smoke hanging from the ceiling in our basement.
Anyway, the results of all this processed food, soda, and smoke – was leaky gut. My sinuses were so bad because of all the intolerances and allergies I built up, that I went on continued doses of prednisone and antibiotic – that guess what? Made it all worse.
I got C-Diff. After rounds and thousands and thousands of dollars worth of antibiotics, they got rid of it. I still had diarrhea so bad that I could hardly work. I couldn’t be more than a few feet from the bathroom and could never leave the house before 2 p.m. The doctors gave me every test there was.- even swallowing a camera. They couldn’t find anything, they couldn’t diagnose, so I was dismissed. I still had my problem – but they gave up.
Several years before I’d taken one of those controversial food allergy tests. My doctor had told me life was too short to give up all those foods. So my list sat for a few years. At this point, I was desperate. I gave up everything on the list. Dairy, wheat, almonds, kidney beans, green beans, processed foods, sugar…and within 24 hours – I WAS BETTER. That’s how fast getting those things out of your system can make a difference.
I didn’t heal in 24 hours, it takes a lot longer. If you look at the pictures of leaky gut, you’ll understand. I did feel better and with each day, the inflammation went down and I felt better and better and better and….I got my life back.
There are some rules in our Leaky Gut Program that aren’t in all programs. Ours is better for this reason.
P.S. I had a great childhood with loving parents. They were inspirational. My dad was an amazing man and I still hear stories of his kindness. My mom had all of us and she still helped in the cafeteria and started church groups and, well, she was just a good role model. We grew up with them as pillars of the community and that was a nice place to be.
We all do the best we can. Technology and manufacturing, as well as GMOs and demand for ease of use, created change that happened before we knew what we were getting ourselves into. Our hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores were selling things to us that weren’t tested enough – or well thought out. We blindly trust that if it’s sold to us by trusted vendors, it’s been approved. That’s why we have to take responsibility and that’s why health coaches are so needed.
I found the answer to leaky gut and it’s shared in our 7 Day Gut Transformation. Stick with a health coach after so you can make lifestyle changes and develop habits. I have people say they got the same results as me. They felt better in one day. It’s worth it and so are you.
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