This is my version of an elimination diet to heal your gut and get rid of unwanted and unexplained symptoms. So many people have told me I don’t know where to start? That is precisely why I created this protocol… to make it EASY for you!
The PIRH gut healing protocol is not only a comprehensive guide to understand and improving you gut health, its backed by the latest scientific insights. You all know I always turn to the data, and that’s why I created this. I don't just tell you HOW to heal your gut, but I tell you WHY you need to take the steps in each week to get you there.
You will discover how the delicate balance between your microbiome directly influences your mucosal immune system, the body's first line of defense against pathogens. The role of Immunoglobin A (IgA) is critical in overcoming leaky gut, this is why Vitamin A is a key supplement in this protocol.
You will have to eliminate the culprits of inflammation from your diet:
In the protocol you will dive deep into the relationship between carbohydrates, fats, sugar, gluten, dairy, legumes, soy, corn, grains, and alcohol with chronic inflammation. Understand how these dietary elements can trigger inflammation and disrupt your body's natural balance.
A key aspect of this balance is hormonal balance.
There is an intricate relationship between gut health and hormones that underscores the significant impact on overall well-being. The estroblome, a collection of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract, influences estrogen metabolism. Imbalances in these microbes, caused by factors like poor diet or antibiotics, can lead to elevated levels of unmetabolized estrogen, resulting in hormonal imbalances such as estrogen dominance with symptoms like irregular menstrual cycles and mood swings.
Thyroid function is also affected by the gut, with disruptions in microbiota hindering the conversion of inactive T4 to active T3 and causing symptoms like fatigue and weight issues.
In essence, the synergy between gut health and hormones highlights the need for a holistic approach to nutrition and lifestyle to support optimal hormonal balance and overall health.
There is so much good information in this protocol, even just from an education standpoint to understand what leaky gut is, why 4 weeks is important, and the Science behind it all. Fear not if you've spent years exposing your gut to the wrong things- you can still HEAL!
Discover a step-by-step approach to rebuilding your gut and promoting mucosal homeostasis. This protocol empowers you to take control of your health and create a positive relationship between you and your gut.
Now that we’ve covered the foundational principles and the scientific basis of the gut-hormone connection, let's delve into the Purge, Initiate, Reset & Heal (PIRH) Protocol.
This program is carefully crafted to support gut health, promote detoxification, and restore hormonal balance over a systematic four-week period.
Week 1: PURGE
The initial week is dedicated to the abrupt elimination of trigger foods that contribute to inflammation and disrupt gut health. The list includes legumes, dairy, gluten, soy, sugar, grains, corn, and alcohol. Although challenging, this phase aims to quickly reduce inflammation and kickstart the regeneration of gut cells. Anti-inflammatory meals will be consumed three times a day. The accompanying "Gut Mixers" include lemon water in the morning, containing d-limonene for liver detoxification, and ginger water in the afternoon for its anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition you will initiate Nourish Probiotic Step 1; it is very important because we are focused on a specific probiotic strain with demonstrated efficacy against SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), H.Pylori, and parasitic infections. Plus, if you have SIBO and you take other strains of probiotics you can make things WORSE! The strain I am most focused on for healing this week is Saccharomyces Boulardii, which is a yeast species. S. Boulardii has demonstrated efficacy against improving dysbiosis and increasing IgA levels. With that being said, we are going to take Nourish Probiotic for 4 weeks and then switch Flourish Probiotic Step 2 taken every day thereafter.
Week 2: INITIATE
While maintaining the elimination of inflammatory foods, this week introduces Besana’s Gut Reset Powder and Aloe Bacterial Balance. The key ingredients in Gut Reset is Glutamine, which promotes gut cell fueling and accelerates the healing and sealing process. It’s important we wait until week 2 to do this because we want to ensure we have lowered that inflammatory response BEFORE initiating, and we need to give the gut time to regenerate it’s cells. We know that it takes 7 days to regenerate the cells in the gut. After that first 7 days we will add in fuel to feed those cells along the gut lining, and that’s where glutamine comes in!
We also introduce Aloe here as its been shown to inhibit the growth of many harmful bacteria in the gut while maintaining the good bacteria. Aloe also possesses antioxidant and antibacterial properties, which may account for its immune-modulating effects.
Week 3: REGENERATE
In the third week, the focus shifts to regeneration by incorporating pre-biotic foods through the diet and recipes. Anti-inflammatory foods will continue to be a staple, nurturing and supporting the flourishing of beneficial bacteria in the gut. This is the week we will work to regenerate our gut! This is a critical week for the regeneration. Remember we said the half-life of the IgG antibodies is roughly 3 weeks.
Week 4: HEAL
The fourth week represents the culmination of the program and the beginning of the maintenance phase. Glutamine, aloe, and probiotics, along with the weekly recipes, will be continued. This phase is crucial for consolidating the progress made and sustaining gut health. You will also start to add in the maintenance supplements for your gut.
Vitamin D: Critical to regulate the immune system, including the mucosal immune system. But what is it NOT good for? D- Extreme is a vitamin D supplement you can trust!
Vitamin A: Vitamin A is required for innate and adaptive immunity and is an immune enhancer that increases the antibody response and maintains and restores the integrity and function of all mucosal surfaces- Vitamin A for IgA!
Zinc: Hydrochloric acid production depends on zinc, and low stomach acidity can result in dysbiosis allowing those bad bugs to thrive. Zinc is an important part of the diet that regulates gut epithelial wall and modifies the gut microbiome in humans.
Flourish Probiotic: Flourish is a broad- spectrum, spore-based probiotic used to optimize gastrointestinal health.
Week 5 and beyond: BRING BACK PHASE
Now, it's time for the Bring Back Phase, a systematic reintroduction of eliminated foods. Each trigger food is reintroduced one at a time over a three-day period, followed by a two-day elimination before introducing the next item. The goal is to assess individual responses and symptoms to determine true sensitivities. The order of reintroduction, based on inflammatory potential, includes Non-gluten Grains, Legumes, Corn, Soy, Sugar, Dairy, and Gluten.
Symptoms to Monitor:
- Chronic fatigue
- Food cravings
- Blood sugar issues
- Rashes/Skin issues
- Weight gain
Throughout the process, it's crucial to maintain a detailed record of symptoms to make informed decisions about long-term food eliminations based on individual sensitivities.
The PIRH Protocol is a comprehensive and systematic approach to healing the gut, rebalancing hormones, and enhancing overall well-being. Through careful elimination, targeted supplementation, and mindful reintroduction, participants can gain insights into their unique dietary needs, paving the way for sustained health and vitality. Always consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet or lifestyle.
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