In this vlog, I explain in detail what leaky gut is, what my symptoms were, and how colostrum improves gut health along with soil-based probiotics.
To save you time reading this blog I shortened it up. I had previously created an article about how I’m healing my leaky gut issues, you can find the blog here. I covered a lot of ground and share the supplements I used to repair the damage to my gut wall.
While searching social media, I found a helpful gastroenterologist and naturopathic doctor on Facebook, and he’s a great guy. You don’t even have to go to his office. He lives back East somewhere and offers lots of great free content on Facebook.
If you want to hire him, he’s affordable, you just do a Skype consult call, and then you stay in contact through email.
He gives you a list of foods you need to avoid, and that was kind of the big ‘aha’ moment for me because I had gone through my stages of avoiding fat.
I went through my stages of loading up on carbs and fiber. I went through my stages of writing out a list that makes me feel sick and avoid them and I still felt like crap.
Fiber Isn’t Always Your Friend
He said, in order to heal leaky gut, there are a couple of things you need to do, but you have to avoid fiber. He says depending on how long you’ve been sick, like me I’ve been sick for decades because I was exposed to antibiotics so much when I was a kid.
My gut was just trashed. I used to deal with constipation, diarrhea constantly as a kid and it was embarrassing.
Things got a little bit better as I started getting healthier, but not quite. Then a few months ago I had the biggest IBS Crohn’s flare-ups I’ve had in ages. Blood in the stool, diarrhea, mucus, and that fun stuff we like to talk about.
I just went full out carnivore diet, absolutely no fiber. People who have a light case of leaky guy can heal pretty quickly. I’m just on a hardcore Carnivore diet right now just trying to fully recover.
The supplement colostrum is I want to talk about, it was really helpful, and I had no idea this stuff even existed. Women probably know about colostrum, but guys don’t. Colostrum is milk that comes within the first sixteen hours of giving birth.
Obviously, getting breast milk from women is kind of awkward and weird, right? This is made from cows. It contains lots of stuff like antibodies and lactoferrin, which helps with inflammation responses.
This is what babies get into their system right away, which seals their digestive tract to where they’re not being attacked by bugs. It’s an immune system booster.
One of the problems, why I wasn’t getting better in the past with leaky guy, is because I was taking low-quality colostrum. When you look at this bottle of colostrum, it says it’s made 16 hours after birth.
If you open these capsules up and look at them, they’re white, and there’s nothing really in there that was helpful.
So, this is the quality colostrum brand I use, it’s a premium product in powder form. It’s really yellow; it’s very fatty, and it doesn’t blend well. I just take a teaspoon and toss it in my mouth and swirl it around with water.
It’s kind of chunky, but it tastes like milk, so it’s not gross. The other thing I can do is mix it into my protein powder. I stir it with a spoon with a little bit of coconut milk, and I just swallow it. I’m not having any type of dairy allergy reaction to colostrum either. You can purchase it here.
I started by taking 2 teaspoons in the morning and 2 teaspoons in the afternoon or at night for my bad IBS/Crohn’s type flare-up. Then after that, you can take one teaspoon a day just for maintenance.
So, in the long run, it’s really not that expensive and it’s worth the $50 investment.
What this does is it works as a prebiotic. You guys have heard of prebiotics and probiotics. The trick is to get things to start sticking to your digestive wall. It’s going to start creating a mucosal lining. This sticks to the gut wall, and this is just soil; if you want to think of it as soil.
The other thing that he told me to use with colostrum is MegaSpore Biotic. This spore works to seed the soil which will help repair the gut wall lining, it works very well.
All the other naturopathic doctors were giving me the incorrect probiotics to use. MegaSpore Biotic is a soil-based probiotic. You can’t get it at any health food store. You have to order it online. Amazon sells it sometimes, a similar product called Just Thrive which I have taken and it seems to work very well if you cannot locate MSB.
When I started taking these, they don’t really have any flavor. So, what I was doing was taking the capsules apart and I putting it in my Colostrum. I just swish it around in my mouth and swallow it. It coats my esophagus all the way down.
So, those are the supplements that I use. There are a few more that I use that I mentioned in this healing leaky gut blog, but I think these are kind of the big major ones that doctors need to be aware of and also people who need help with digestive help.
I’m going to tell you how I eat for leaky gut, Crohn’s, or IBS. When I’m coaching people with ketones, I tell people calories matters most and you shouldn’t over consume fat if you’re obese or need to lose body fat.
The reason I love Pruvit ketones is they are the only therapeutic ketones that are bio-identical to what you’d make endogenously which gets you into ketosis within an hour of consumption, so you don’t have to do a high-fat diet.
Your blood ketone levels can be tested with a device like a Keto Mojo. These ketones can also be free if you use my referral code.
There’s Nothing Wrong With A High-fat Diet
There’s nothing wrong with a high-fat diet. The problem is people go out and Google what the ketogenic diet is, next thing you know they’re eating gravy, butter, bacon.
Without them even knowing, they’re consuming 4,000 calories a day, and they wonder why they can’t lose weight and they feel like crap. This is why.
My business partners Dr. Ryan Lowery and Dr. Jacob Wilson created the book The Ketogenic Bible if you really want to learn how to do Keto correctly.
I’ve been really sick for a year with this digestive stuff, and I’ve gained a little bit of weight.
My diet looks vastly different from the people I coach right now as I’m trying to heal myself. But when I’m coaching people, I tell them, you should just eat lean animal protein and lots of vegetables.
Most people know, vegetables most. They’re calorie low. It’s going to help you burn your own body fat stores because when you’re eating fat from the store, you need to burn through all that before your workout is even going to get through the body fat that you’re already storing.
People who become more fat adaptive, as they’re keeping their calories because if you’re keeping your calories into a little bit of a calorie deficit and you’re keeping your fat low, you’re going to lose body fat and you’re just going to feel a lot better. You’re going to have more energy and you’re going to feel good.
In the morning, I do this thing called intermittent fasting, and there’s a reason why I do that. Intermittent fasting, especially if you have a compromised digestive system as I do, is very helpful because it’s giving your gut a time to rest.
Digestion is one of the more laborious things your body’s trying to do. When you’re sitting in front of the tv grazing all night long, and then they go to bed. Then they wake up, and they haven’t gotten enough sleep because they’ve watched Netflix until one o’clock in the morning.
You’re not getting sleep. Your cortisol levels are not ideal. You’re gaining body fat like crazy. You just don’t feel good.
So, intermittent fasting gives you the opportunity to burn through glycogen and your fat stores. It does make you feel better because it’s kind of killing off some of the bad cells in your body to where you’re regenerating newer, healthier cells in a process called autophagy.
Everybody I teach to do this; I start my morning off with ketones and a lot of people get that confused with the ketogenic diet again. This just gets your blood levels elevated with ketones.
It’s natural energy. Your body doesn’t have to process ketones, it’s instant energy. It’s going to elevate your mood. It’s going to satiate you, so you’re not as hungry, and it just makes you feel great. Your sleep will also be so much better.
I used to have all these other health issues that just started going away when I started talking ketones, along with the L- glutamine, colostrum, MegaSpore Biotic, combined with a low carbohydrate diet.
As an after-dinner snack, many times I’ll have Better Broth. The reason I like Better Broth is that it contains collagen, it’s good for joints. It’s good for hair, nails, and leaky gut! Some of the Better Broths are products are savory, It tastes like chicken soup.
The one I prefer is salted caramel, so it tastes like you’re drinking something from Starbucks. It’s really delicious and curbs your junk food cravings for ice cream and chips at night.
I just make sure I’m done eating between 7-8 o’clock at night. That way I’ve intermittent fasted for 16 hours. When you go to bed, you’re sleeping without food for 8 hours, so it’s not like intermittent fasting is really that hard.
I usually tell people to start with a smaller time window of say 12 hours of fasting and build up over a couple of weeks if you find it difficult.
Don’t Consume Carbs for Breakfast
The worst thing you can do when you’re trying to get healthy is having carbs for breakfast like oatmeal, hash browns, pancakes, all that stuff.
There are some good alternatives out there with almond flour, but I feel the health benefits and data from Intermittent fasting are too great to ignore. Just skip breakfast, drink ketones in place of breakfast and you’ll start feeling better and losing body fat quickly.
Pure Therapeutic Ketones
Ketones are the first thing I consume in the morning, it’s low calorie and doesn’t break the fast. It’s not a meal, think of it as the 4th macronutrient few doctors are talking about yet.
Ketones simply supply your brain with the proper fuel to you going, it gets you fired up for work and puts you in a great mood. The brain doesn’t do well with glucose, and ketones are a great tool to avoid dementia.
In fact, most people who start drinking ketones says that it feels like someone turned on the light switch to their brain, because of mental clarity and focus, accompanied by a much happier mood.
I always encourage everybody to choose a very healthy lunch. I am not eating raw vegetables for right now, but I usually just have a salad with like grilled salmon or chicken. Some kind of a big ass salad with some animal protein.
You can do a little bit of fat like avocado because fat’s not the devil. You just want to keep your fats low until you’ve reached your fat loss goal, so don’t eat a whole avocado and then eat a whole bunch of bacon.
If you use a salad dressing, stay away from cheap vegetable oils like canola, soy, vegetable, corn safflower. 100% pure olive oil or avocado oil is good.
Then in the afternoon, I’ll have another packet of ketones that I treat as my pre-workout, and it works far better than a traditional pre-workout. Ketones get the oxygen to your cells and you’ll perform at a much higher level.
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