Hi Hateuc -
I would be happy to share her recommendations. Because she's an integrative practitioner, she believes in an outside the box approach to tackling digestive diseases, but does not necessarily disclude certain benign medications.
There are a few articles detailing her philosophy, but the most telling one is here
. She also has a nice Q&A session here
. You will also find many videos and resources on her website here
In general, the basis of her philosophy is eating clean, paleo-ish diets and listening to your gut. Your symptoms need to be your guide. If a certain food bothers you, eliminate it and then gauge your symptoms again. Elimination diets are vital in figuring things out.
1) Diets have certain nuances that make them very confusing to follow. For example, gluten free does not equate to buying the garbage replacement products that use rice starch or some other ingredients. It means going truly gluten free and substituting with healthy foods like veggies, fruits, resistant starches, etc.
2) She's an advocate of resistant starches
in helping repair the intestinal tract. She recommended hi-maize corn, but I found that it didn't work too well for me, so I tried plantain chips and potatoes, which seemed to work out better. It's really a matter of experimentation.
3) Fiber to keep the digestive tract detoxing and for regularity purposes. Something is very wrong if you are not having a bowel movement everyday. This means that toxins are loading up in the body from constipation. Psyllium husk generally works well for most people. She suggested using the Yerba Prima
brand and avoiding the commercial ones like metamucil, mainly because those are riddled with additives and other junk that make them counter intuitive for constipation.
4) Probiotics and prebiotics (resistant starches, veggies) are vital. She recommended the VSL3 DS one, but I found that others work out better for me.
Let me know if this helps or not.
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