Juicing Heals My Leaky Gut: Part 6

by Tamara on September 18, 2010

in Digestion

So while I was down and out sick with Leaky Gut Syndrome, I didn’t do anything on my blog (as you can see) or develop any cool new juicing products, but I did do a ton of research.  I read at least 20 books in the past 3 months in an attempt to properly diagnose and treat my condition.

In so doing, I have also found a huge amount of new information I’d like to share with you.  I promise that I will start updating my blog on a regular basis and will provide some of this awesome new content there, but I’m also developing a series of information products that will really help to heal your body.

Of course, I always recommend juicing as part of the healing process.  I would not have been able to heal without juicing.  It’s not just for fasting and detoxification, it’s also for preventative care.  Juicing should be part of your daily regimen (or at least weekly).

I am now almost done with my first product — a juicing tool kit — and soon after that — I’ll have offering a digestion and colon health tool kit for you as well.

I have so many pages of notes from all these books, so I’ll figure out a way to get all that wonderful information to you somehow, some way.

Until then . . . happy juicing!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

CAROLYN July 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION, MOST FOODS I EAT I CANT DIGESTED.

Lucy August 22, 2011 at 1:13 am

I haven’t seen updates from your last update sept 18, 2010 I am interested to hear about all that you came across. You and i sound the same I have the identical auto immune condition. I haven’t had luck with probotics but am considering trying the ones you recommend. What do you juice since you have a thyroid problem and that limits what veggies can be juiced.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Lucy

Tamara August 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I apologize for not updating my blog lately — I will try and update it soon. I shifted my focus this past year to energy healing because I found out that I could heal much more quickly when I also addressed my emotional issues. In fact, I started doing something called Divine Openings, and have had a complete turnaround in my health and my life. I haven’t had hardly any gut-related problems at all.

When I do have problems, I take the same two products I recommended before: 1) Renew Life Intesti-New (with L-Glutamine) and 2) Blue Rock Holistic – Super Shield Probiotics. The combination is perfect for healing the lining of your stomach and keeping the bacteria in your gut balanced.

As far as what I juice, I stick to all green vegetables juices now (e.g., spinach, celery, cucumber, romaine, etc.) with a little lemon. I drank so much carrot juice back when I had Leaky Gut Syndrome that I really don’t drink it that much now, although it’s really good for rebuilding the lining of your stomach and colon, so I still highly recommend it.

D May 14, 2012 at 5:14 am

You have a wonderful website. I had my 4th baby in Dec.2010, and when I got out of te hospital, my life has been hell. I’ve been in the ER every month for unexplained hypertension, with anemia, iron. My digestion is so messed up since being in the hospital having my baby. At that time my high risk doc had me on magnesium sulfate for hypertension, insulin shots, epidural, aldomet, ibuprofen, and antibiotics for GBS. I don’t know which one of those messed me up, but I’m still suffering over a year later. I did a test for leaky gut, and it is 3x the norm. Also did a stool test, and my digestion too is compromised. Triglycerides are high, cholesterol, gluten sensitivity is high, 16.9 out of 21 being the highest. Also, I tend to have stomach irritation if I eat nuts, seeds, citric acid, red meat, dry food, potato chips, chocolate, my stomach will hurt. Can we have a leaky gut in the stomach area. I notice that 1 hr after I eat my blood pressure sky rockets and can last for 6 hrs. My stomach feels so irritated and compromised that I don’t think I can eat meat or starches. I tried HCL pills, it worked temporally, but later my urine would burn when I urinated. Did some research and some websites say that if we have leaky gut, gastric irritation, we could become anemic. I also have adrenal exhaustion, which I think is from the leaky gut, plus a fatty liver. I don’t know where to begin. Should I go on a liquid diet for a while to heal the gut, then try solid food, and avoiding the allergens? Thank you.

Susan August 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hello Tamara-
Help ! I came across your wonderfully informative website. It sounds like you with adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism (low pulse, blood pressure), etc.
My trigger ? 2 yrs ago, I took a biolidentical progesterone pill and have not been the same since. It immediately weakened my immune system and made me more pre-diabetic. I went off of it but was left with the worst problem – I awaken every night after 2.5 hours of sleep. I have abdominal heat that awakens me. The only thing that works to put me back to sleep is food. (I tried every supplement and nothing worked. ) So I eat, fall asleep and repeat this same pattern all night. Sleep 2.5 hrs. Eat. Sleep 2.5 hours. Eat. Sleep 2.5 hours. Eat. Sleep 2.5 hours. Eat. Not good.

1. At your worst, did you experience any abdominal heat (night or day) ?

2. I am so allergic to things that I ingest that I cannot take supplements or if I do the heat at night is more intense. Did you experience this with supplements at first ?

3. I’m thinking of giving my GI a rest by liquifying my food for an unknown period of time. Because I am pre-diabetic, I must have protein and a small amount of carbs every few hours (day and night). I could add some green veggies as well. BUt at least I would give my GI system more of a rest so that it could heal. What do you think of this?

4. Did you battle low blood pressure and pulse as well?

I look forward to hearing from you. That is an understatement. PLease respond soon.
SM

Tamara August 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

I have never experienced abdominal heat. I’ve had every gastro disorder there is, but never anything like you have described. I am sensitive to supplements, but just because they typically have something in them that I am sensitive too. If you can find supplements with only 1 or 2 ingredients that are gluten, dairy, and soy free, you might be okay. One supplement I highly recommend is RenewLife’s Intesti-New. It will really help with the lining of your gut. Also I recommend probiotics which will help keep the good bacteria levels in your gut, so you don’t get Candida.

I have had adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia, but I’ve not had any issues like these since I changed my diet.

I was diagnosed with Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism) in January, after being hypothyroid for several years. I had a lot of stress last summer that kicked it into gear. Grave’s is a genetic disorder that you are born with, but it doesn’t show up until later in life — or you have a stressor that kicks it in. I’m on medication now and am fine. I’ve already cut my dose in half and should be in remission within the next year or two. I attribute that to my diet as well.

I cook almost all of my own food, and stick to the Leaky Gut diet (or the similar Paleo diet) — eating mostly animal protein, vegetables, fruit, and good fats like coconut oil — and no gluten, dairy, or soy. I have never felt better.

A few months ago, I tried eating those “My Fit Foods” meals — and got really sick. They are loaded with dairy and sodium — so they are very “unfit foods”. Since I switched back to the Leaky Gut diet, I feel great, so I’m sticking to it.

I don’t know which diet will work for you since your symptoms are not at all like those I was experiencing. I highly recommend contacting to Karen Brimeyer and asking her to help you identify what foods would be best for your situation.

I do recommend doing short juice fasts, like 3 or 7 day fasts, if you can. Eat only easy to digest vegetables. I, personally, have low blood sugar, so I can’t fast very long myself. I always had to eat a little bit of veggies too.

I hope this helps a little bit. Good luck on your journey back to health!

Heather February 7, 2013 at 1:02 am

Hi Tamara, I enjoyed your thoughts about the leaky gut syndrome as I’m fairly sure that’s what I have. I’ve always had bloating, indigestion, acne for the past 8 years that never ever goes away. I know you said you were going to post about it but what did you do? I juice every day now and was wondering if there was something else you did. Or are there any other resources you could recommend to me? Thank you!

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