Originally Posted by newcastlemama
If I have a food sensitivty I may be able to eliminate it by healing the gut with a proper diet that has lots of probiotics in it?
Coming over here from posting in Chelating thread... you might have many other factors to deal with given what you are facing. I say yes b/c I certainly have done so. Many food sensitivities have concrete reasons behind why the gut is not digesting food properly, it doesn't come out of nowhere. It just might take some time to figure out your particular issues that need special attention, but in any event, proper diet (and I would call that nutrient dense NT) and probiotics would be the foundation anyway.
Also it could be that most food we eat is not properly prepared (eliminating phytates, raw milk, etc) to allow easy digestion. Hard to digest and processed foods drain enzyme reserve and stresses the gut over time. I imagine no one who eats the SAD can possibly have good gut flora.
And thank you for reminding me about the fats, I forgot about that! (sometimes I forget more than I remember). Probiotics for Dummies?
Hows this: Your gut is the foundation of your immune system. Your intestinal flora produces vitamins, digestive enzymes, immunoglobulins, neurotransmitters. The number of bacteria in your gut is 10x more than the number of cells that make up your body. In an adult, it weighs 3 lbs. Without it you would die.
Just take probiotics everyday, preferably at every meal if facing a health challenge. Homemade yogurt, dairy and water kefir, kombucha and fermented foods have way more beneficial bacteria than any pills or yogurt you can buy in a store. More about making them in Traditional Foods forum. More on science behind probiotics in Power of Probiotics thread.