Repair the gut-lining


If your gut-lining is damaged, you must first of all remove the foods and lifestyles that damage your gut lining. Inflammatory foods like alcohol, sugar, additives, preservatives, gluten aso need to be removed from your diet. In addition you need to remove the lifestyle factors that damage your gut lining like stess, toxines, antibiotics aso.

1. L-Glutamin

a very important nutrient for healing leaky gut is L-glutamine. L-glutamine is an amino acid and is used as energy sources used by cells lining the gut.  When L-glutamine is absorbed by these cells, production of Immunoglobulin Type A is increased, boosting the defense system of the cells. L-glutamine also helps in the repair and integrity of the ‘tight junctions’ in the gut lining, reducing permeability. L-glutamine can be highly beneficial to not only those with leaky gut but with IBS or inflammatory gastrointestinal conditions. It's known that L-glutamine can help to modulate the effects of the specific immune cells (TH1 and TH2) that stimulate inflammatory cytokines. This can reduce intestinal inflammation and reduce the reaction caused by food sensitivities. Glutamine helps the lining of the small intestine to repair, regenerate, and heal itself. It also supports brain health, preserves muscle tissue, and helps to burn fat.

Many nutritionists now recommend L-glutamine as an essential part of the daily diet. Good sources include bone broth (homemade is best) and supplements.

2. Restore the gut microbiome with probiotics

Too much bad bacteria in the gut can lead to dysbiosis, which in turn can increase your risk of Candida. Probiotics  are ‘friendly bacteria’ that help to ward off harmful or pathogenic bacteria species and prevent them from colonizing the gut. These ‘friendly bacteria’ help to ward off harmful or pathogenic bacteria species and prevent them from colonizing the gut. They also help in the digestion and absorption of nutrients and in supplying epithelial cells with energy. They also help in the digestion and absorption of nutrients and in supplying epithelial cells with energy. They are essential for restoring the balance of good bacteria in the gut, and are also shown to strengthen the gut lining against leaky gut. Take a quality probiotic supplement and/or add fermented foods to your diet such as sauerkraut, kefir, kimchi and natural yogurt. Try to avoid foods that claim to have probiotics but actually contain a lot of sugar. Prebiotics (fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS)) are also highly beneficial.

3. Bone broth

Bone broth is, firstly, an easy-to-digest, low-carbohydrate food that is incredibly nutrient-dense. Depending on what ingredients go into the broth, it can contain calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, zinc, iron, boron, manganese, selenium, glucosamine, chondroitin, omega-3 fatty acids, and much more. It's an ideal ingredient in the Candida-Diet that supports your gut, your immunesystem and ensures plenty of vital nutrients like minerals and vitamins.

The gelatine in Bone Broth acts to protect against damage to the intestinal wall (32). It contains an amino acid named glutamine which, in other research, has been shown to inhibit the inflammation and oxidative stress that leads to intestinal permeability (33). Candida has been shown to damage the gut lining, which can lead to further symptoms like food sensitivities. Bone broth contains compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline, all of which can help to restore the health of your gut

Bone broth is easy to make by yourself, especially if you have a slow cooker. You can also buy bone broth from health food stores or online. Bone broth is very easy to make and you can use bones from chicken, turkey, beef, pork, fish—anything! Mix them with vegetables and then slowcook them for some hours. The bone broth can then be frozen down in smaller portions and afterwards be added to your foods, mixed into smoothies, or even just drunk by itself.

Benefits of home cooked bone broth

It is incredibly nutritious and contains a wealth of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium

  • The bones contain collagen which becomes gelatin during long-term cooking.

  • gelatin is extremely protein-rich and contains the amino acids glutamin, proline and glycine, which act as blood sugar stabilizing, stress reducing, healing and anti-inflammatory

  • Gelatin acts on the gut and helps to improve nutrient uptake and digestion.

  • it tastes great and if you have it in the freezer, you can easily pick up something and make a quick chicken / beef soup for the family.

  • It is an excellent source of salt, and can therefore be important to people that are sensitive to ordinary salt.

Bone broth can also be bought as supplements (see Webshop).

4. LIPPERY ELM BARK
Slippery elm powder and Marshmallow both has a large conent of a gel-like substance named mucilage that coats and lubricates the whole digestive tract, providing extra protection and moisture and soothes irritated mucus membranes and linings. If your intestinal walls have been damaged or weakened by Candida or Leaky Gut Syndrome, this is a good choice to get your intestinal health back on track (see webshop).

5. MARSHMALLOW ROOT
Marshmallow root has a large conent of a gel-like substance named mucilage that coats and lubricates the whole digestive tract, providing extra protection and moisture and soothes irritated mucus membranes and linings. If your intestinal walls have been damaged or weakened by Candida or Leaky Gut Syndrome, this is a good choice to get your intestinal health back on track (see webshop).

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