There are a few different protocols to use. I’ve chosen the weed, seed and feed method.
I’m aiming for an approximately 2 week long juice detox. Ideally, you just want to have as ‘clean’ a diet as possible, with no processed foods and plenty of fresh vegetables of all types.
This first phase will include herbs and supplements that help kill or destroy parasites and opportunistic bacteria and viruses that have managed to gain a foothold in the body.
I suggest juicing as it ensures that there is minimal energy directed towards digestion, and maximum energy directed towards healing. Approximately 30-40% of our daily energy requirements are used purely to digest the food we eat ?. Providing already broken down foods, where the nutrients are super available, lessens the amount of energy needed considerably.
Excluding the roughage from fruit and vegetables is not normally what is recommended. Fibre is such an important thing for the health of your digestive system, so it sounds counter-intuitive. However, when juicing, the nutrients your body need is very easily available to you with very little effort from your digestive tract. By freeing up the time and energy you would normally use for digestion, the body can focus purely on cleaning and maintenance jobs.
Minimising fruit intake helps to starve the bad bacteria that live off the sugars in our food. There are also amazing supplements available that help to destroy a wide range of baddies.
Contact me if you need help or advice tailoring a gut health protocol for yourself. I will be happy to advise on diet and supplements based on your personal needs.