What Level of Gut Health to Expect After a Gut Healing Protocol

Uncategorized Sep 09, 2019

Before embarking on any sort of gut healing journey or therapeutic protocol, it's natural to want to know what level of gut health to expect afterwards.

  • Will all my symptoms be gone?
  • Will I be able to eat all foods again?
  • Will I still need to avoid certain things?
  • Could I still have a relapse of symptoms?

And they're all great questions. In fact, they're all ones that we receive often about our Gut Restore Program. Keep reading because that's what this post is all about!



It's important to note that we'll only be discussing IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) today as different results can be expected when it comes to IBS and autoimmune issues.


What Level of Gut Health to Expect After a Gut Healing Protocol


Before beginning our Gut Restore Program, we'll assess the bacterial load in your intestinal tract via a breath test.

A bacterial reduction of 20 ppm can be expected with each round (12 weeks) of the program. With each subsequent round (when applicable), we find people have less and less food intolerances. You can expect some symptoms after completing the program if you had more than 20ppm in test. 

When inflammation is reduced by reducing infection, we start to see mood improve and neurotransmitter production increase (reduced anxiety, greater happiness and ability to handle work and stress). Because here's the thing: if the gut is inflamed, the brain is inflamed.

Our immune system plays a major role in our ability to heal and 80% of immune cells are formed in a healthy gut. This is why supporting our digestive system is critical to improving immune function and therefore, overcoming illness! When our gut health and our immune systems improve, other chronic health issues and fatigue tend to improve as well.


Still sick?


If you're still sick after reducing bacterial overgrowth load to below 10ppm, here are some things to consider:

  • Look into brain health. Check out DNRS (Dynamic Neural Retraining System) and this video here.
  • Look at structural issues (ileocecal valve, vagus nerve, gut/fascia mobility)
  • Test for other infections and IBD (via ND, RHN or gastroenterologist)



Healing the gut can be tricky, but there are always answers. Remember that it often takes a long time for illnesses to develop, so overcoming those illnesses takes time, too.

Reach out to us if you have any questions!

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