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October 5, 2021

Gut Cleanse-Dr. Vincent Pedre Tells All About His Diet

Gut Cleanse, is something that your body needs crucially since your body functions at its best when it is in harmony with all the other organs and systems. If one aspect of your body is out of balance, like your gut health, it can cause a lot more subtle problems that are difficult to pinpoint. Vincent Pedre MD, author of Happy Gut tells MyDomaine that seventy-five million Americans suffer silently daily from gut distress. “Most people don’t consider this abnormal, because they are numb to the symptoms.”

MEET THE EXPERT

Vincent Pedre MD, an internist in NYC is the author of Happy Gut. The Cleansing Plan to Lose Weight, Increase Energy and Eliminate Pain. He graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

He warns that other than constipation and abdominal pain, there are subtle signs that may indicate a gut problem. Poor gut health can cause fatigue, mental fog, allergy conditions such as asthma, allergies, and skin rashes. You must find the root cause of the problem, dig deep and examine the underside of the matter. Our health is built on our gut. You must start there, and focus on your diet to be a healthy one.

Are you concerned that your gut health may be in disarray? To find out how to identify if you have a problem and what to do about it, we interviewed Pedre. For a one-day gut-cleanse, skip to the bottom of this article.

Poor gut health can cause fatigue, mental fog and skin rashes, as well as asthma, allergies, and other conditions such depression.

How To Know If You Need a Gut Cleanse

Anyone who has ever been prescribed an antibiotic in their life is a good candidate. A single dose of antibiotic can wipe out our gut flora. It takes between six and 12 months for your body’s health to recover. Cipro is a commonly prescribed antibiotic that treats UTIs. It can alter your gut flora up to 12 months. Your body takes one year to heal! Every woman who has taken antibiotics or needs anti-fungal medication in the past year tells me her foundation is already weak.

When Is Bloating Normal

Bloating is a common symptom for many people. However, it could be a sign of something more serious. Low stomach acid could be a problem for many people. If you have difficulty breaking down fats and protein, your digestive power will decrease. They sit in your stomach like bricks and cause you to balloon.

Bloating could also be a sign that you have microbial overgrowth. SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overload) is when there are too many bacteria in your small intestine. You may feel bloated for up to 60 minutes following a meal. We can get clues about the health of your gut by determining where and when it occurs.

Bloating is a common symptom for many people. However, it could be a sign of something wrong.

Foods To Avoid in order to prevent Gut Cleanse

To keep my stomach working at its best, there are three major food categories that I would avoid:

1. Gluten and wheat: Gluten is very hydrophilic, meaning that it attracts water and acts as a binder. This can cause constipation for many women and slow down digestion. This is a huge no-no in the quest for happy gut.

2. Fried foods are a problem. They are usually fried in flour which can lead to gluten ingestion. This is a double-whammy.

3. Spicy foods: This does not refer to spices. Excessively spicy foods such as curry or habanero peppers are not what I am referring to. These spicy foods can cause irritation to the stomach lining.

A Morning Routine for Better Digestion

Your digestive system is at maintenance mode when you are asleep, so eating immediately without having prepared your stomach is like taking a dip in a cold tub.

A slice of lemon mixed with hot water is my favorite way to get my digestive system going. Acidity in lemons stimulates stomach acid production. It also awakens the liver and prepares it to secrete bile. Before I go to work, I like to have hot water with lemon. This ritual is what I do before I have breakfast to help me slow down.

How To Dine out During a Gut Cleanse

A Greek restaurant is my safe choice when dining out. There are always dishes that are simple to digest, such as salads, grilled veggies, and grilled, or baked meats. Fish is an excellent choice because it’s easier to digest than a steak or filet monsieur. I also like to see anti-inflammatory ginger, prebiotics scallions or immune-boosting Shitake mushrooms.

Dr. Vincent Pedre’s Simple One-Day Gut-Cleanse Meal Plan

Breakfast: Green Smoothie With Mint and Blueberries

To start your day, make a cup of hot water and lemon juice. Then whip up one of Pedre’s green smoothies. Smoothies are fast and easy to make and can be packed full of nutrients. He says it’s almost like drinking your vitamins every day.

Because it is light on the digestive system, a smoothie is a great way to kick-start a gut cleansing. It does the hard work of digestion for your body! He says that by making fruits and vegetables smaller, your body can absorb them more easily and then break them down. This is especially helpful in the morning.

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Ingredients:

2 cups almond milk (homemade best) 2 scoops your favorite hypo-allergenic powder 1 cup blueberries 1 Tbsp 1 cup spinach 2 cups almond butter (sprouted or roasted) 1/2 cup mint leaves

Lunch: Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth

Pedre suggests that you drink eight ounces of bone soup each day in order to reap the health benefits of its gut healing properties. Bone broth has many great benefits. It is mineral-dense, which means that minerals help to produce cellular energy. Additionally, it cleanses our bodies by giving our digestive system a break. Leaky gut can also be healed by bones containing immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

This recipe makes 10 to 15 servings. You can batch cook it on Sunday night and have lunch ready for the week. He suggests that you make a vegetable broth using Japanese mushrooms such as shitake if you do not eat animal products.

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Ingredients:

4 lbs grass-fed beef, marrow bones 3-4 lbs grass-fed cattle ribs or neck bones with meat (optional). 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice/apple cider vinegar 1-2 teaspoons sea salt 1/2 tsp. Black pepper 3 stalks celery chopped roughly 1/2 whole onion 1 bouquet garnish (4 fresh thyme, 4 fresh rosemary sprigs, 1 bunch of parsley tied with unbleached strings)

Directions:

In a large saucepan or slow cooker, combine the marrow bones and the rib bones with the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour in the filtered water if necessary to cover.

Cook the broth for at least 4 hours on low heat, until all the meat has fallen off the bones and the marrow is dissolved. The broth can be cooked on low heat for up to 24 hours or in a slow cooker set on low.

Dinner: Cuban Picadillo

“This is a favorite dish that my grandmother made growing-up,” says Pedre. She has since given the original recipe a gut friendly makeover. “I love bison because it is lower in fat and easy to digest.

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds grass-fed, bison- or free-range ground meat 2 tbsp. Coconut oil 3 tbsp. herbes de Provence 1/2 tbsp. Garlic powder 1 tbsp. Thyme 1/2 tbsp. turmeric 1/2 tbsp.

Directions:

Heat the coconut oil in a large, ceramic-enameled saucepan or in a 360 Cookware stainless Steel saucepan on medium heat. Cook the coconut oil on medium heat for 5 minutes or until fragrant.

Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the meat and then dust with dried organic garlic powder. Cover the bowl with a lid.

Allow it to simmer for five minutes. Once the meat is cooked, use the wooden spoon to break it into smaller, more manageable pieces. You can add the sea salt, turmeric, cracked pepper, and thyme to the pot while you do this. Let the meat simmer for five more minutes, then add the olives.

Add the white wine and reduce heat to low. Cover it once more and continue cooking for 10 minutes. Let cool, then garnish with chopped parsley.

If you follow the tips and advice from this article you can easily prevent the procedure of Gut Cleanse, and maintain a healthy Gut.

This article was first published April 11, 2017 and has been updated.