GUT SHOP - 4. REPAIR
'Repair' refers to providing nutritional support for the regeneration, healing and growth of the cells in your gastrointestinal (GI) lining. Factors that support this include adequate overall nutrition and an oligoantigenic diet; glutamine; micronutrients shown to support GI healing (vitamin B5/pantothenic acid, vitamin C, the carotenoid astaxanthin); mucosal lining support (phosphatidylcholine, plantain fruit, licorice); support for GALT function (lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, whey immunoglobulins); antioxidants known to function in the GI (catechins), and nutritional anti-inflammatories (curcumin, GLA, EPA, DHA). Shoo! That's a lot to get in every a day! Focus on eating a wide variety of fibre-rich, rainbow-coloured plant foods, combination supplements like GI Sustain, good omega 3 oils, reducing stress and avoiding your food allergens.