The Complete Leaky Gut Health and Diet Guide: Improve Everything from Autoimmune Conditions to Eczema by Healing Your Gut

The Complete Leaky Gut Health and Diet Guide: Improve Everything from Autoimmune Conditions to Eczema by Healing Your Gut

by Makoto Trotter BSc (Hons), ND, Doug Cook RD, MHSc


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Leaky gut syndrome describes a state of hyperpermeability in the small intestines. The leakiness happens when microscopic enlargements of the spaces between the cells lining the gut become porous which compromises the role of the gut as the filter for repelling pathogens and antigens.

As much as 80 percent of the immune system is based in the gut making it a critical component of good health and wellbeing. This book is easy-to-understand and comprehensive. It features:

    Part 1: Understanding Leaky Gut
  • How do I know if I have Leaky Gut Syndrome?
  • How did I get this condition?
  • Digestion and emotions

    Part 2: Managing Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • How to ensure you have the right doctor
  • Conventional approaches
  • Complementary testing techniques
  • Treating Leaky Gut
  • Further Healing Techniques

    Part 3: Leaky Gut Syndrome Diet Plan
  • Foods that enhance healing of the digestive tract
  • Calming down, healing the gut and freeing yourself

    Part 4: Menu Plans and Healthy Food Lists
  • 2-Week Meal Plan for Phase 1
  • 4-Week Meal Plan for Phase 2
  • Healthy Food Lists.

Dr. Trotter has a professional practice in treating patients with leaky gut syndrome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778805014
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date: 03/16/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 652,479
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Makoto Trotter, BSc (Hons), ND, is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a special interest in digestion, hormones and skin conditions. He is passionate about holistic medicine.

Doug Cook, RD, MHSc, is a registered dietitian, holistic nutritionist and diabetes educator. He is a seasoned health professional, published author, freelance writer and consultant to a variety of clients: corporate, professional and the public.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Acknowledgments 8

Quick Guide to Managing Leaky Gut Syndrome 9

Part 1 Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome

Chapter 1 Deciphering Leaky Gut Syndrome 13

Hyperpermeability 15

Inflammation 17

The Anatomy of the Digestive Tract 21

Dysfunctional State 24

Imbalance 24

Gut-Brain Axis 26

Chapter 2 The Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome 31

Digestive Distress 32

Associated Diseases 33

Skin Symptoms 34

Impaired Cognition 34

Impact on Other Disease States 35

Chapter 3 Assessing Leaky Gut Syndrome 39

The Doctor-Patient Relationship 40

Diagnostic Tests 42

Prognosis 48

Long-Term Outcomes 49

Chapter 4 The Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome 51

Stressors 52

Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances 55

Part 2 Managing Leaky Gut Syndrome

Chapter 5 Conventional Drug and Surgical Treatments 61

Medications 63

Surgical Procedures 65

Chapter 6 Lifestyle Modifications 68

Reducing Stress 68

Improving Sleep 73

Getting Enough Exercise 75

Adjusting Your Attitude 77

Chapter 7 Natural Complementary Therapies 87

Nutraceuticals and Medicinal Herbs and Spices 87

Acupuncture 93

Homeopathy 94

Biomechanics 95

Chiropractic 95

Part 3 The Leaky Gut Syndrome Diet Plan

Chapter 8 Eliminating Inflammatory Foods 99

Determining Your Food Triggers 99

Foods to Avoid 103

Chapter 9 Choosing Gut-Friendly Foods 112

Safe Foods 112

Why Pulses and Whole Grains Are Included in the LGS Diet Plan 115

Snacking 117

Superfoods for LGS 118

How to Eat Well 121

Chapter 10 Implementing the LGS Diet Plan 123

Getting Started 123

Phase 1 Calming Diet 126

Phase 2 Restoring Diet 128

Phase 3 Maintenance Diet 129

Part 4 Meal Plans for the LGS Diet Plan

How to Use the Meal Plans 137

Starting Out 137

Using the Recipes in This Book 138

LGS Diet Plan Timeiine 140

Phase 1 Meal Plan: Calming Diet 142

Week 1 142

Week 2 144

Phase 2 Meal Plan: Restoring Diet 146

Week 1 146

Week 2 148

Week 3 150

Week 4 152

Tips for Eating Out While on the LGS Diet 154

Part 5 Recipes for the LGS Diet Plan

About the Nutrient Analysis 156

Breakfasts 157

Soups 177

Salads 189

Vegetarian Dishes 205

Fish and Seafood 223

Turkey and Chicken 237

Lamb, Beef and Pork 249

Side Dishes 269

Sauces and Condiments 297

Desserts 311

Beverages 323

Contributing Authors 338

References 340

Index 343

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