LIVER SUPPORT AND DETOX
It is important to support the liver through the above programme with herbal products that include milk thistle, artichoke extract, chlorella, dandelion and triphala, for example.
VARIOUS TESTS ARE AVAILABLE
There are some tests which can help to rationalise the above protocol and eliminate some of the guesswork. It is worthwhile to request that your doctor do a stool sample test for analysis of the flora. The results provide therapeutic guidance as to which beneficial bacteria are deficient, and which pathogens detected need elimination. This provides more specific guidance for an effective gut treatment protocol.
There are also food sensitivity tests available, which can be helpful in detecting exactly which foods you may be intolerant to.
Correction of a leaky gut problem may take from 1 to 3 months to achieve, and is not easy without professional guidance and supervision. It is a fairly intensive and expensive programme to follow for the first 4 to 6 weeks. Once the leaky gut and bowel environment has been corrected, many of the chronic symptoms will improve or disappear. The body may tolerate certain foods again after a period of avoidance, but some foods may prove to be potent triggers to the immune system and have to be avoided in the long term. Having removed the ‘obstacle’ of the leaky gut, the stage is set for further homeopathic or homotoxicological treatment, if needed.