Dr Oz: 3-Stage Gut Flush
Do you have Chronic Constipation? Dr Oz wanted people like his guest, Kristina, to find the answers that can help them move on with life. He asked functional medicine expert Dr Amy Myers to explain a 3-Stage Gut Flush solution. Take a look at her Gut Infection Checklist.
Dr Oz: Alternative Constipation Treatment
Dr Myers said that this seems to be common among her patients, with symptoms like gas, bloating, and constipation, in part because “conventional medicine doesn’t always have the answers in their testing.
She told Kristina that she would look at Food Sensitivity and the possibility that she is feeding an infection.
Dr Oz: Elimination Diet
An Elimination program is part of Dr Myers’ process. Kristina has already tried to eliminate Gluten and Dairy one at a time. Myers suggested adding Corn ingredients, Eggs, Soy, Caffeine, and Sugar, all at the same time (rather than individually).
Then start adding each food back in, one at a time, with a few days in between each addition. The longer you can stick to this Elimination program, the better. Dr Myers recommended two to four weeks.
Dr Oz: Gut Infection Checklist
The second stage of the process is to flush out bad Bacteria that could be responsible for an infection. Here is her Gut Infection Checklist:
- Brain Fog
- Unexplained Rashes
- Nail Fungus
- Frequent Yeast Infections
- High-Carb Diet
- Antibiotic Use
These can be signs of an imbalance in gut bacteria, indicating yeast overgrowth or bacterial overgrowth. In a quick poll, many audience members had one or more of these symptoms.
You can replace bad bacteria with good new foods. Starve out bad bacteria and yeast by eliminating carbs and sugar. Try taking Oil of Oregano, in a dose of about two capsules in the morning and two more in the evening; consult the package to double-check the directions.
Dr Oz: Replenish with Good Bacteria
How can you add in good foods? Dr Myers told Dr Oz and Kristina that you can choose starters that will help ferment your food and feed good bacteria.
Look for a Gluten-Free Sourdough Starter or a Cultured Vegetable Starter to make a fermented salsa with dinner. Dr Oz said that the experiment is worth at least trying for two weeks. What do you think?
Dr Oz and Dr Myers hooked Kristina up with a nutritionist to monitor her progress.