Is there a hole in your bucket?

Is There a Hole in Your Bucket?

Leaky Gut

Every day we hear about digestive issues that our patients are having or that are prevalent in the population. The most common things we hear about can be boiled down to “Leaky Gut” or holes between the cells of the intestines. The links between cells are known as tight junctions and “glue” these cells together. In people with Celiac disease and other intestinal complaints these junctions come apart, allowing a large amount of indigestible gluten fragments to seep into the underlying tissue and incite immune system cells leading to inflammation of the gut. Coming into the holiday season and colder weather we are going to be faced with choices about what foods we are going to eat. For me, the following list has me trying to find new ways to make some of my favorite cold weather foods.


This list has foods that can increase the prevalence of leaky gut:

· Refined carbohydrates - white bread and other processed foods

· Cereal grains

· Sweeteners

· Bad vegetable oils - canola oil, margarine, and “vegetable” oil

· Legumes - beans, lentils, peanuts, peas, chickpeas, soybeans, green beans, kidney beans, etc.… these are high in protein but also carbohydrates

· Dairy products

· Soda, juice, and alcohol


I have good news though! I also have a list of foods that decrease leaky gut!


· Non-starchy vegetables - artichokes, asparagus, brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, onions, salad greens, squash, tomato, and others

· Some fruits - berries, citrus fruits, peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, and pears

· Grass fed meats, free range poultry, and wild caught fish

· Range fed eggs

· Natural healthy fats - olive oil, avocado, palm oil, coconut oil, and grass-fed butter

· Some nuts and seeds - almonds, cashews, pistachio, and pumpkin seeds

· DRINK WATER - good rule is about half your body weight in ounces of water a day

The biggest problem I will face this cold weather season is the legumes issue, I love my homemade chili, which has legumes involved! Good news is that if I use them sparingly and surround them with good healthy alternatives for the rest of the ingredients, I can limit the negative effects. That is really a key to how move into the holidays, make good choices and limit the indulgences.


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