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Do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet if leaky gut?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: High fiber helpful

Healthy intestinal flora break down fiber to produce short chain fatty acids like butyric acid, which are essential for healing a leaky gut, so a high fiber diet, along with probiotics/prebiotics will generally help.
It is also necessary to treat the causes of the leaky gut by treating parasites, yeast and unfriendly bacteria and avoiding allergenic foods and alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs.

In brief: High fiber helpful

Healthy intestinal flora break down fiber to produce short chain fatty acids like butyric acid, which are essential for healing a leaky gut, so a high fiber diet, along with probiotics/prebiotics will generally help.
It is also necessary to treat the causes of the leaky gut by treating parasites, yeast and unfriendly bacteria and avoiding allergenic foods and alcohol and anti-inflammatory drugs.
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