I am reading The Pegan Diet by Mark Hyman, MD. The author also actually had c-diff. He notes, “I was down for the count for five months and couldn’t work, focus, or even answer an email. I lost 30 pounds.” Sounds familiar. It ultimately left him with ulcerative colitis long-term, so it was a long road back to health during which he learned a lot about the microbiome and healing the gut. Also sounds familiar.
From the chapter on gut health:
➡️ “Sadly, our gut microbiome ain’t what it used to be. We eat gut-busting foods, live a gut-busting lifestyle, and take gut-busting drugs.”
➡️ “Want to grow toxic weeds in your gut? Feed them a processed diet high in sugar and starch, food additives, and the microbiome-destroying weed killer glyphosate, used on 70 percent of all crops.”
➡️ “Our diet is also low in food for the good bugs: prebiotic fibers and polyphe nols (all the colorful medicinal compounds in plant foods).”
➡️ “We also take too many gut-damaging antibiotics, acid blockers, anti-inflammatories like Advil, hormones, and steroids. Add to that environmental toxins from our food, air, and water, and our inner garden is a sorry place with too many disease-causing bugs and not enough healing bugs.”
He offers three steps to resolving gut problems: weed, seed, and feed. Luckily, that’s exactly what I did and have been doing post-treatment, and after 7 months, I’m not totally healed, but I’m definitely significantly better. So today I am #grateful for all the health lessons I’ve learned since getting so sick; better health as a result; and the opportunity to continue to improve and grown in good health. #Healing2021 #operationrecovery