WhiteFox, in that video you posted, he mentioned that if in the morning you have leaky gut and throughout the day you avoid all the foods that cause leaky gut, your gut will be healed by the end of the day. Does he mean that the healing process starts? Because I don't think he means that your gut is completely healed, correct?
Dr. Cordain is primarily talking about leaky gut in the context of the western diet. E.g., Antinutrients (e.g., lectins), hormones, bio-active peptides found in milk, grains and legumes have been shown to breach the gut barrier even in otherwise "healthy" people with no acne, GI problems etc. The low-grade inflammation in these individuals will over the years contribute to the typical western diseases. Dr. Cordain thinks that these mild cases can be resolved quickly by adopting a paleolithic diet.
However, individuals with damaged gut flora, more severe leaky gut, acne etc. will take longer to heal.
It all depends on the severity of the condition. If you only have mild-moderate acne and no gastrointestinal problems, you will improve quickly on the gut diet if you include a lot of preobiotics and prebiotics.
If you have food intolerances, gastrointestinal problems etc. besides acne, treatment will take longer time.
I'm eating two meals a day with a plate piled with vegetables. I eat a salad and a cooked vegetable dish each meal, with half the plate being fermented foods and at least a quarter of an onion, multiple cloves of garlic and leeks occasionally too. So basically, keep doing what I'm doing, I guess. Something just doesn't seem right.
Is it possible to get too much of one type of bacteria and not enough of another? That's the only thing I can think that may be wrong. From what I've read, there aren't certain strains of bacteria in some of the fermented foods and I would need a probiotic to get those (acidopholis is one, sorry can't spell that). I can't afford the supplement I need at this time, though.
It seems like you are following the diet so just be persistant.
Don't worry about the specific bacteria you're getting. If you include both probiotic supplements and several types of fermented foods you are all good:)
Edited by White Fox, 30 November 2012 - 04:42 AM.