It’s funny how most challenges in life start and end in the stomach.
You have trillions of tiny living organisms that make up the gut microbiome, and these organisms are critical to your homeostasis.
Gut health is vital to your desire to improve and possibly cure your diabetes for good.
Instead, you keep feeding the bacteria with toxic foods that make them turn into minuscule monsters, tearing their home down.
The similarity between gut bacteria and toddlers is scary!
Turning the Toddlers Friendly
Any parent knows that a toddler left to their own demise, unsupervised, and uncontrolled is bound to tear the home to shreds.
The same applies to your stomach because it houses the majority of your bacteria, friendly and unfriendly.
Doctor Raphael Kellman, a gut health specialist, designed a diet program to restore the balance in your stomach and soothe the toddlers before they blow the place up.
Maintaining gut health, in the long run, can also cure diabetes type two.
His program is as simple as three phases.
Phase one lasts 21 days and includes the four R’s of rebalancing the bacteria:
- Remove every toxin, unhealthy food, medication, and environmental chemical that causes inflammation. Would you believe that metformin, the very drug prescribed to type two diabetics, makes this list of unwanted medications?
- Repair the gut with superfood vegetables and leafy greens.
3. Replace your current herbs and spices with options that fight inflammation.
4. Repopulate your stomach with good bacteria by eating prebiotic foods and taking natural supplements. Natural sugars and high-fiber foods are some prebiotics.
Stay away from certain foods in this phase such as:
- Packaged foods
- Processed foods
- Dairy products other than butter and ghee
- Corn and potatoes
- Fruit juice
- Legumes other than chickpeas and lentils
- Deli meat
- High-mercury fish
- Artificial sweeteners
- Trans or hydrogenated fats
- High-fructose corn syrup
- Flavor and color additives
- Anything fried
Foods to consider would be:
- Prebiotics, especially garlic, onion, and artichokes
- Natural probiotics in sauerkraut and kimchi
- Healthy fats from omega-3 fish, olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado
Fruits such as berries, kiwi, nectarines, oranges, and grapefruit
This phase will last 28 days and is intended to restore your metabolism.
Continue to avoid unwanted foods from phase one as much as you can, but now you can add a few food items because your microbiome is stronger.
These phase two foods include:
- Organic dairy products
- Free-range eggs
- Gluten-free grains
- Other legumes such as beans
- Most fruits and vegetables, including yams, pears, peaches, melons, mangoes, and sweet potatoes
- Homemade kefir
The last phase has no time limit because you want to maintain your gut health to keep diabetes away and stop taking metformin and insulin.
Your microbiome should be healed by now, but you can add some supplements such as:
- Acids and enzymes, which include apple cider vinegar, protease, and lipase, to help the bacteria break food down
- Zinc, vitamin D, glutamine, and slippery elm tea made from its bark, all to strengthen the gut lining
Antimicrobials, such as garlic, grapefruit extract, and oregano
Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, and stay away from antibiotics if you can.
Drink plenty of water because this also helps the bacteria stay healthy.
What are you waiting for?
Your gut health is key to curing the crutch that plagues you.
Start today and enjoy the benefits.