Paleo is a fairly broad label now days.Very interesting. What is the best way to learn about the Paleo diet?
Paleo is a fairly broad label now days.
This video is a good start.....
I'd start with Paul Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet.....
Bowel Disorders, Part I: About Gut Disease
“In our view, various dietary and nutritional tactics are critical, with toxin elimination and vitamin D normalization among the most important steps. Most medical treatments are likely to be ineffective if the diet is bad.
Steps to improve gut flora may be essential. This is a fascinating approach which is gradually migrating from alternative medicine to research hospitals. In effect, friendly bacteria become warriors against pathogens on the patient’s behalf.
Medical treatments can be very helpful, and can include antibiotics such as rifaximin to treat infections and thyroid hormone to promote healing and immunity. Extremely popular among doctors is the use of anti-inflammatory drugs to help reduce autoimmune damage. Both antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs have dangers however.”
Bowel Disease, Part II: Healing the Gut By Eliminating Food Toxins
“Summary of Toxic Foods to Eliminate or Avoid
In short, bowel disease patients should eliminate toxic foods from their diet:
Eliminate all grains except rice.
Wheat, oats, and corn, and their products such as wheat flour, cornstarch, bread, and pasta, must be eliminated.
Eliminate all legumes, especially soy, beans, and peanuts.
Eliminate omega-6 rich oils, such as soybean oil, safflower oil, corn oil, peanut oil, and canola oil.
Eliminate fructose sugars, except from fruits and berries. Drink no sugar-containing beverages.
Minimize fiber to keep down gut bacterial populations and avoid mechanical injuries to the intestinal wall.
Minimize other potentially toxic protein sources. In general, protein should be obtained from animal and fish meats, not eggs, dairy, or plants. However, fats from dairy and eggs are highly desirable.
When gut health is restored, dairy and fiber may be restored to the diet. However, the major toxic foods – grains, legumes, omega-6-rich oils, and most fructose – should be eliminated for life.”
Bowel Disease, Part III: Healing Through Nutrition
Although not a complete list of the vitamins and minerals which may be helpful to bowel disease patients, these are among the most important – and most often overlooked:
- Vitamin D3 sufficient to raise serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D above 40 ng/ml.
- Vitamin K2, at least 100 mcg/day.
- Magnesium citrate or bis-glycinate, 200 mg/day.
- Melatonin, if needed for deep restful sleep.
- Selenium, 200 mcg/week.
- Iodine, 225 mcg/day.
- Thyroid hormone sufficient to bring TSH below 2.0.
- Vitamin C, 1 g/day.
- Glutathione, 500 mg/day, preferably in the reduced form, taken between meals on an empty stomach with a full glass of water (since it is destroyed by stomach acid).
- N-acetylcysteine, 500 mg/day.
- Iron, zinc, and copper sufficient to relieve deficiencies.
- Taurine, 1 g/day.
- Glycine (if insufficient extracellular matrix is eaten), up to 5 g/day.”
Bowel Disease, Part IV: Restoring Healthful Gut Flora
Fecal transplants are the best probiotic. Tactics to disrupt pathogenic biofilms can assist probiotics in bringing about re-colonization of the digestive tract by commensal bacteria.
Along with a non-toxic diet (discussed in Part II) and nutritional support for the immune system and gut (discussed in Part III), these steps to improve gut flora make up a natural program for recovery from bowel disease.”
I'd listen to a few of his podcasts and interviews first, see if the PHD resonates before spending the money . Also (from memory) there is almost nothing specific to bowel disease in the bookVery interesting. Anyone have any success with the perfect health diet? Seems interesting. Thinking of buying the book.
I have found that a positive attitude goes a long way with UC.I had a consultation with this integrative medicine doc, and feel like this is a whole bunch of snake oil.