Blog Post by Coach Julie
NCI Certified Nutrition Coach L1 • NCI Certified Mindset Coach
I am now well into Phase 2 of my journey to gut health. Phase 2 is the H. Pylori kill phase. I started the DGL encapsulations on Friday the 22nd. I have been taking just one capsule at dinner. I tolerated the supplement well. The following week I started the mastic gum supplement. I have been taking two capsules every morning before breakfast. These are the two supplements that are specific to the H. Pylori infection and protecting the gut lining.
Keep in mind, I have to maintain the steps that were prescribed in Phase 1. Those steps included diet changes, starting S. Boulardii, starting colostrum, walking after meals, managing stress, getting good sleep, and keeping my workout intensity lower. When we moved into Phase 2, we simply added the two H. Pylori supplements.
Since starting the two supplements, I have had some side effects. These side effects are typical of any treatment of H. Pylori. When you begin a treatment to kill an H. Pylori infection, it is typical to experience some nausea, burning sensation in the gut, heartburn, and in some cases diarrhea. Diarrhea is predominantly present when utilizing prescription medication therapy to fight the infection. I have not been experiencing diarrhea. I attribute this to the supplements. Antibiotics typically disrupt the gut because they kill the good gut bacteria as well as the bad bacteria in the body. This causes diarrhea commonly.
I have been having a touch of nausea and some burning sensation. These side effects have been tolerable. I haven’t missed any work due to illness since I started the protocol. My bowel movements are becoming more complete and more regular. I will maintain the Phase 2 supplements for about 4 weeks. At that time we will proceed into Phase 3 which will be to kill the SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). When we start Phase 3, I will stop the two H. Pylori supplements and I will add in 4 more supplements. I will add in Oregeno Oil, Berberine, GI Detox and BioFilm Defense. Oregano oil is a natural antibiotic, antioxidant and anti inflammatory. It has also been show to help stabilize intestinal flora balance. Berberine is usually a natural alternative to some diabetes medications including metformin. Studies are showing that it has a benefit to gut microbiome and has shown to improve symptoms of diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. The BioFilm defense helps support healthy levels of biofilm and provides nutritional support for detoxing the gut. It is also an aid for bloating, gas and GI distress. Lastly, the GI Detox is exactly what it sounds like. This is a supplement that will help bind all of the harmful microbes we are trying to flush from the body and get them out of the body. The 4 week mark is Saturday May 28th. At that time I will be making the transition from Phase 2 to Phase 3.
Does this sound like you?
You’ve been crushing your workouts these last 5 days and avoiding all of those favorite high sugar snacks you love.
You’ve been led to believe that the only way to lose weight is to give up the things you love and move more.
I mean everyone has heard the phrase . . .
Eat less, move more right??
That’s how Sally lost all her weight on IG.
But, after day 5 of going to the gym everyday and starving yourself you find yourself with very little willpower to say no.
Anyone can restrict themselves for 5 days.
After a while though you find yourself battling some intense cravings! Missing all those favorite foods you thought you had to give up in order to lose weight. So Tuesday morning when Joe brings in donuts to work and you got less than 5 hours of sleep the night before, guess what happens?
That’s right you cave. You eat the donut and it’s the best tasting stale donut you’ve ever had.
So that’s right, you grab another one. Maybe you stop there or maybe you walk by after another hour and grab a third.
By lunch though you are feeling like crap. Both physically and mentally. You are having a sugar crash from the spike in blood insulin levels as well as beating yourself up for caving.
This usually leads to 1 of 2 things.
You say F it and write the whole day off and tell yourself you will start again on Monday.
You scold yourself and start restricting again and punishing yourself in the gym for the “mistake”.
Both of these lead to the exact same conclusion.
They are a never ending cycle of working your ass off to lose 10-15lbs only to gain it right back.
What if I told you there was a better way? An easier way?
A way to curb those intense sugar cravings for good?
Would you be interested in learning more? If so, keep reading.
If you want to stop this never ending cycle for good you have to send the right signals to your body and brain.
Here are the 3 Ways I help break the Sugar Addiction Cycle for my online coaching clients.
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Kayli Montoya-Huston - NCI Certified Nutrition Coach & Personal Trainer
Kayli is a certified personal trainer and online coach that specializes in fitness, wellness, nutrition, mindset, mobility and everything in between.