These guidelines should help the following: celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, h. pylori infection, multiple food allergy syndrome, gallbladder problems, ulcers, bloating, cramps, gas, constipation, and diarrhea.
The best foods for intestinal issues are eggs, fresh meats, fish, shellfish, fresh vegetables, small amounts of fruit in season, garlic, olive oil, and coconut oil.
Eat a mix of raw and cooked vegetables. It is important to have some raw vegetables with meals because they contain enzymes that help the body digest meat and they also have fiber that helps with constipation.
For the most part, fruits should be eaten on their own, not with meals, they are harder to digest. When your stomach feels okay, you can try fruit between meals.
Enjoy plenty of natural, healthy fat in every meal in the form of meat, butter, ghee, coconut oil, or cold pressed olive oil. Animal fats are particularly good for your digestion.
Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, yogurt, and kefir also play an important role in boosting vitamin K2 and restore a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut.
Learn to make your own soups and stews made from meat or fish stock. Drink a cup of warm stock with every meal.
Meat stocks, kefir and fermented food will assist in stomach acid production, rebuild the “brush-border” of your intestines, and create a favorable balance of healthy bacteria that naturally live in your colon.
Try to avoid processed, canned, or artificially colored or flavored foods. They have fewer nutrients and make the digestive system work harder.
Eat fresh foods in season whenever possible.
- Avoid cereal grains, especially refined flour.
- Avoid Omega-6 industrial seed oils such as corn, cottonseed, safflower, soybean, etc.
- Avoid sugar and especially high-fructose corn syrup.
- Avoid processed soy products soy milk, soy protein, tofu, soy flour, etc.
- Avoid legumes: beans and peanuts.
- Avoid excessive lactose. Dairy fats, like butter and cream, are better tolerated than milk itself.
- Eat some fermented foods like kefir, Greek yogurt, sauerkraut, or kimchi. Taking a high-quality, multi-species pro-biotic tablet might help, too.
- Eat eggs including the yolk.
- coconut oil is a super food for damaged intestines, also bone broths.
- Eat bone broths and fish or meat stocks. (Make your own. The store versions of these are basically flavored water.)
- Avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen) or PPIs (prilosec, Nexium) if possible.
- You might need stomach acid supplements.