Dr Axe / your gut / superfoods and recipes

I recently got into gut! Gut health seems to be a logical place to look if you cannot get rid of the big belly, I thought. I have found Dr. Axe very helpful, as he also successfully helped his mum to get rid of her secondary cancer without having another chemotherapy and helps many people overcome the much-talked about ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’. Working with Autistic individuals who often suffer from this LGS, I have been reading this with much interest:

The Leaky Gut Diet and 5 Healing Foods

If you suffer from leaky gut syndrome, you’re overdue to consider adopting a leaky gut diet. Here are the five foods and supplements to heal your leaky gut.

#1 Bone Broth – broth contains collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine that can help heal your damaged cell walls. I’ve had many of my patients do a bone broth fast for three days to help heal leaky gut and cure autoimmune disease.

#2 Raw Cultured Dairy – contains both probiotics and SCFA’s that can help heal the gut.  Pastured kefir, yogurt, amasai, butter and raw cheese are some of the best.

#3 Fermented Vegetables – contain organic acids that balance intestinal pH and probiotics to support the gut. Sauerkraut, kimchi and kvass are excellent sources.

#4 Coconut Products – all coconut products are especially good for your gut. The MCFA’s in coconut are easier to digest than other fats so they work well for leaky gut. Also, coconut kefir contains probiotics that support your digestive system.

#5 Sprouted Seeds – chia seeds, flaxseeds and hemp seeds that have been sprouted are great sources of fiber that can help support the growth of beneficial bacteria. But if you have severe leaky gut, you may need to start out getting your fiber from steamed vegetables and fruit.

as he also offers his recipe book for free online. It might work: https://s3.amazonaws.com/PDFs_Draxe/Freebies/Superfood-Recipes.pdf

 

He suggests starting your day with a superfood shake, he recommends broths,  berries, chia or fax seeds, turmeric, coconut milk or raw fermented dairy, like kefr. Here’s his recipe for your Superfood Smoothie:

1/4 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup frozen organic blueberries

1 scoop organic whey protein powder

1 tbsp chia seeds or fax meal

1 scoop green superfood powder

Turmeric Tea Recipe

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes
  2. Add in butter, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes
  3. Stir and pour into glasses.
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