The gut healing section is divided into two parts:
- Gut healing program – A program you do once, or periodically, that’s designed to address bacterial imbalances and support gut health.
- Barrier recovery program – An on-going maintenance diet and supplementation plan that’s designed to repair and support the intestinal barrier. This is something everyone with persistent acne should do (don’t worry, it’s not difficult or expensive).
Gut healing program
I have some moderately bad news for you. Fixing your gut isn’t going to happen overnight. And unfortunately, it’s going to take a fair amount of time, effort, and diligence.
You just have to put in the time and effort, because, if you have gut issues, it’s very likely you aren’t going to fix your skin until you fix your gut.
Gut healing is a 3-step process that’s going to take a few months.
Here’s an overview of what the process looks like. Every gut is unique, in terms of bacterial composition and the root cause of problems. So the details will vary from person to person, but this serves as a good overview.
- Treat – Many experts believe that most gut-related problems can be traced back to bacterial imbalance and SIBO. So we start the gut healing process by correcting these bacterial imbalances; with a combination of diet that puts the gut bugs on diet and herbal antimicrobials.
- Stabilize – Once most of your gut-related symptoms are under control, we’ll stabilize the situation with herbs and supplements that support healthy digestion. We’ll do this to make sure your digestive system is prepared, and the problem doesn’t recur when you return to your normal diet.
- Maintain – You’ll return to more normal diet while keeping an eye on your gut. This stage involves finding a suitable long term diet that’s both practical and minimizes the risk that your gut bacteria get out of control again.
Barrier recovery program
The barrier recovery program is an on-going diet and supplementation plan designed to support the intestinal barrier, the most important barrier between you and the outside world. Defects in the intestinal barrier have been linked to insulin resistance and systemic inflammation, and I firmly believe that anyone with persistent acne should do this.
Fortunately, it’s very simple and just takes a very cheap supplement and a healthy diet.