Alternative To Dieting
Don’t blame the food when the body is the issue (poor microbiome). Be rational about food for every occasion and age, including in sickness and in health.
Diet Is Not The Cause
Yes, you can starve yourself to eliminate bacterial overgrowth but that means you’ll also begin consuming yourself in some fashion to make up for the malnourishment. Probiotic bacteria can be modified immediately with food (fats and sugars) in back and forth manner and that leads to confusion because diet and gut health are naturally intricately correlated.
Very few diets actually provide real lifetime results. What can you do that is extra to help ease the transitional healing period during natural oral immune therapy, and maintain health afterward?
- Ease digestion to increase comfort by eating well cooked food and walk away before you are full.
- Reduce molecule size to enable nutrient absorption (hence the popularity of peptides).
- Obtain bio active and fast absorbed forms of foods (fats).
- Allow time for digestion (between meals and a daily fast).
Similar to baby food that makes digestion easier for a baby, food that is well cooked eases digestion due to tough fibers being broken down, so limit tough fibers initially. Fiber is good but not for an inflamed gut. The Crockpot is ideal, slow cooking at lower temperatures. Food components are not the problem without addressing poor digestion which requires gut/microbiota health first and foremost. When you are able you can resume raw fibers from the skin of fruit, tough meat or vegetable fibers. You will know that by achieving almost non existent gas and bloating. Small seeds may be a problem for some.
Fruit is a double edged sword that can lead to liver issues due to fructose content. Stick to seasonal low sugar fruit and use a juicer (not a Nutribullet) that extracts only juice and limit quantities of juice severely. This form of juicing either fruit or vegetables will allow for very fast absorption. May mix with water. Never consume high fructose corn syrup. You can do nothing to increase normal liver capacity or any system capacity (small intestine). Excess will always require an additional mechanism which is what you are trying to avoid (exhausting bodily capacity). Soup and broth is similar to juicing for benefit.
You have to eat a ton of most vegetables or fruits to obtain real benefit, you are not a grazing animal with all the time in the world to chew, multiple stomaches, and industrial strength stomach acid so this is where soup and juicing are beneficial but juice is sugar so restrict.
To get the same amount of vitamin A in just 100g of sardines, you would have to eat 17 bananas. The nutrition fruits provide is minimal but not unnecessary.
Proteins, Fats And Sugars
The most readily absorbed protein is a lactalbumin but you can’t consume that as the only source of protein, it is not the same as animal meat. Proteins are large molecules and most people have a hard time digesting them. Proteins usually must be broken down to obtain benefit, this is where microbes come in. Casein is among the most difficult but again microbes come to the rescue. Do not avoid whole fat mammal milk, cream, grass fed butter or cheese. Yogurts, kefir and colostrum are covered in other Alternavita magazine issues.
Same with sugars, they must be broken down. Don’t consume fake sugars like aspartame. Limit newer sweeteners like Stevia. Limit honey. Sugar molecules get broken down by probiotics and yeasts, including friendly yeasts.
Fat malabsorption is a problem in some but that is usually reflective of a poor digestive system in total not just one area of the gut or another. Fats slow sugar, and inflammatory spikes. To increase fat burning without an extreme diet use a tsp. or tbsp. of grass fed real butter in coffee or tea in the morning.
No, it doesn’t have to be Bulletproof with a blender and all of that, geez….
Avoid combining fat and sugar combinations as much as possible. Sugars make fat rancid, rancid fat becomes glue like. Saponification cleanses cell surfaces of gunk. Glucose must be released from cells to decrease repeated insulin production and prevent insulin resistance, this is the benefit of some oils like cbd oil (and olive oil) which are easily transported into cells.
Smartly Limit Carbs
Practice a daily fast with time limit meals and maintain a 2:1 ratio, 2 zero/low carb meals together with 1 normal meal
Eat protein and high fat only meals in the morning and afternoon with zero or almost zero carbs for slow burn energy. Save carbs for last meal dinner (asking people to give up all carbs or dessert, not going to happen). Limit white foods except real lard in moderation. Choose a more expensive white flour baked bread as compared to cheap white bread. Homemade bread is better but use non refined whole grains as at least part of your dough mixture.
You already know better about limiting junk and refined/processed food, especially boxed kid cereals. If you consume carbs in the morning occasionally for variety, avoid them later in the day. Maintain the two to one meal ratio (two zero or low carb, in a row with one normal meal). Learn to pre-prep food if time is an issue and have many wholesome fast foods in your recipe list to allow for that.
Allow 3 months minimum to reverse insulin resistance. After that you can begin to wisely allow feasts within reason. There is no food you can eat endlessly, including meat, remember digestion doesn’t even begin until you stop chewing and eating.
Avoid processed baked good which utilize fast rise production methods; that is factory-made store bought baked goods. Also avoid the cheapest flours, (ergot). Although a healthy microbiota also alleviates mold toxins.
Breakfast Means Break Fast
A way to fast without much effort is to time limit all meals, eating all food within a certain number of hours per day, usually 8-10 hours. Whatever time the first meal of your day is, you stop eating after 8-10 hours which allows ample time of 14-16 hours for digestion. This increases your digestion, especially of proteins. If you place two zero carb meals together with a lot of healthy fat you can avoid insulin highs and lows. You can eat whatever you want within reason during the timeframe but you always allow time for both between meal digestion and to fast. This avoids fasting, as in days, which is not a good idea for sick, malnourished people, children or elderly. You must also allow time for digestion between meals too, no constant grazing, even chewing gum interferes with that. Only water doesn’t interfere with digestion start.
Limit water and drink only clean water. Drink only when you are thirsty or excess fluid loss/sweating requires it, water increases urination and mineral loss. Milk is better for rehydration.
Avoid sugar before bed, it will keep you awake. Lactose from milk is different (a harmless sugar), it will increase serotonin and tryptophan, and it breaks down to a sugar necessary for immunity (galactose), a sugar which enables the immune system to ‘see’. It also reduces H2S SIBO gas production from fiber.
*Galactosemia patients must avoid lactose.
*Refined foods include table salt.
After 6 months of gut and immune restoration with colostrum based oral natural immune therapy, there was not a single food or food group I now have to avoid. After about 18 months my immune system was restored. By 24 months I felt better than I did in my twenties and thirties.
I honestly can not abide diet extremists and the regimens and info they spread (a little bit of truth does not a whole truth make), and that most people end up abandoning in frustration. The majority of them have boatloads of supplements they sell or have to take to make up for their nutrition info inadequacy. What nutrition tips there are that actually work in minimal time or work at all would not fill a book and most of them don’t even have to do with food itself.