Frequently Asked Questions
Browsing a list of symptoms to see how many ways you match up with Leaky Gut is a quick, easy way to self-diagnose. Symptom List
If your symptoms are not convincing, there’s another simple test to tell if you have an overgrowth of candida yeast or other fungus that needs drop kicking with Reboot from Feel Good Foods.
The Spit Test
Before you go to bed, place a clear glass of water where you can reach it from bed. First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, work up a big wad of saliva and spit it into the glass of water.
Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour. If you have a candida yeast infection there will be mucus in your saliva that will not float as readily. Watch for strings (like legs) that travel down into the water. Or if cloudy saliva sinks to the bottom of the glass or cloudy specks appear suspended in the water these all indicate likelihood of excess yeast. If your spit remains perfectly afloat w/ water clear for 30 to 45 minutes, you are probably candida free.
For acute conditions linked with a leaky gut, a single 30 Day Reboot commonly restores balance to the body. However, if you have suffered with associated symptoms for months or years (lifelong allergies or autoimmune disease) you may need to repeat the program for up to 6 months.
No. Reboot is better in 3 ways than a traditional Candida program and diet.
1) More powerful – The proprietary blend of 5 anti-pathogenic herbs are more powerful than medications for yeast. Follow the instructions as you ease into Body Balance capsules. Nicknamed “Diflucan on steroids”, Body Balance is strong enough to drop kick yeast, fungus and bad bacteria without adopting the highly restrictive Candida diet.
2) Less restrictive – 30 Day Reboot is a system for real people living real lives. Recipes are quick and delicious. No need to take time off work. In fact, when used according to instruction you will feel better and better each week. Simply avoid obvious sugar, dairy products and gluten (wheat and bread products). If you know of other foods that give you grief (corn and soy are other common allergens), avoid those as well for at least the first 30 days. You’ll still be enjoying whole grains, fermented foods and foods containing 2% or less of sugar. Mushrooms and vinegar are allowed as long as they do not trigger obvious symptoms when eaten. You may even enjoy a serving of fruit a day if you’d like. Use stevia for sweetening, and peruse our One Week Meal Plan for helpful ideas with food planning. The Feel Good Cookbook is your resource for sugar free, dairy free, gluten free recipes for the duration of your Reboot. But we think you’ll love it long after.
3) More comprehensive – While being far less restrictive on diet, 30 Day Reboot addresses far more than yeast removal. The anti-fungal agent in this program also targets bad bacteria like h. pylori, staph, strep and even viral infection. Other essential elements of this system are proper elimination, speed healing of the affected mucous membranes, restoring healthy flora, and addressing die off symptoms with immediate (5-10 minutes) relief. This program will also open your mind to the connections between your thinking and how your body feels, and how treating the body also effects the mind. Finally, for those who seek one on one support, phone consultations are also available. At Feel Good Foods, we want to ensure your success so you too can say, “I haven’t felt this good in years.”
If your goal is to become symptom free as quickly as possible, this is accomplished by avoiding the 5 common allergenic foods: sugar, dairy (except butter), wheat, corn and soy for 30 days. After 30 days you can challenge any allergenic or former trigger food to see if it is no longer a problem for you.
If there are additional foods that you know hurt you (ie white potatoes, peanuts, garlic, shellfish, etc.) avoid them too. It is not necessary to have expensive allergy testing done. However, if testing for diagnosis is covered by insurance, or is not a financial hardship, go ahead and get all the testing you need to confirm your diagnosis of disease. This will increase your satisfaction as you witness the disease symptomology evaporating from your body.
Depending on your exposure to the risk factors for gut linked disease, you may. You can keep your body primed for high immunity by curbing your sugar intake year round and by mopping up high carb indulgences with Exodus GI Sponge and following it an hour or two later with a handful of Body Balance capsules. Keep these powerful supplements on hand to treat symptoms as they arise and remain in the zone for feeling good. 8 risk factors for leaky gut blog post
Your design works for wellness, for a vibrantly healthy body that is energized and fit and for peaceful neurochemistry and restful sleep. Take the 30 Day Reboot Challenge and find out for yourself… you are meant to feel good.
The average human digestive tract is home to as many as 1,000 species of microorganisms. Most of them are harmless — or even helpful — under normal circumstances. But when something upsets the balance of these organisms in your gut, otherwise harmless bacteria and yeast can grow out of control and make you sick (candida yeast, h. pylori, E. coli, staph, strep, C. diff). In addition to the infection, they alter the permeability of your mucous membranes allowing the outside world to enter your bloodstream, and creating an autoimmune response to such benign substances as pollen, synthetic fabric fibers, pet dander and foods you commonly eat. Proper permeability of your mucous membranes is your front line of defense against pathogens in the world around you.
There are many cultural norms in the western world that set us up for gut linked illness by tipping the balance in favor of unfriendly microorganisms. These include a high stress lifestyle, antibiotic use, high sugar diet, exposure to toxic chemicals and use of both steroid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Mobic, etc). 8 risk factors for leaky gut blog post
The good news is…there is now a promising approach to restoring balance to the universe within. Reboot from Feel Good Foods.
Your gastrointestinal system is the largest of many mucous membranes that make up your body. When it becomes more porous and permeable than normal, common foods begin to leak into the bloodstream before they are fully digested. Food allergies form as these partially digested foods (gluten, corn, diary, soy and others) enter the bloodstream. These protein chains trigger a series of inflammatory responses from the immune system like elevated heart rate and flooding the site with histamines to swell the opening shut where this “invader” entered the bloodstream. This overactive immune response can affect any of the body’s systems including the brain. Reboot addresses not only the overgrowth of unfriendly organisms but also repairs the damage done to all the mucous membranes of the body. It sustains the body with proper nutritional support and finally restores a robust population of friendly bacteria to maintain balance in the future.
Newborn babies all have a leaky gut until about the age of 1. Premature babies are especially prone to gut linked illness as their mucous membranes were even more permeable than normal at birth. It is especially important to feed babies on immune supporting breast milk to bolster their stores of friendly bacteria which assist in restoring proper permeability to the bowel, upper and lower respiratory systems.
Antibiotics attack bacteria in the body, but they don’t know the difference between good flora and bad. They end up destroying all of the bacteria in your mucous membranes leaving other native species like the yeast Candida albicans to grow unchecked. When this happens, Candida yeast infections develop. Whether the infection is with Candida, bad bacteria or virus, Reboot will chew on it until balance is once again restored.
According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. In 2014, 15 million Americans, mostly children made ER visits for food allergy related emergencies.
More than 17 million Europeans have a food allergy, and hospital admissions for severe reactions in children have risen seven-fold over the past decade, according to the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).
The number of people who have a food allergy is growing, especially in developed countries. And here is a model to begin understanding why. 8 risk factors for leaky gut blog post
But leaky membranes and the inherent candida yeast overgrowth that goes with them have been around for centuries. In 400 BC Hippocrates recorded many occurrences of thrush, cradle cap and other fungal infections of the skin. In the Judeo Christian tradition, God (Jehovah) gave the children of Israel a weeklong Passover Feast of unleavened bread (yeast free), high protein, low carbs and bitter herbs (which destroy yeast and other pathogens in the body). It occurred in Spring before the earth bore any fruit and came with a promise that for observing this feast “the destroying angel would pass them by.”
While a robust population of friendly bacteria is essential to maintaining healthy mucous membranes, they lack the ability to reestablish control in the face of opportunistic bad bacteria, candida yeast and fungus. If you are experiencing symptoms of a leaky gut and are taking even a very high quality probiotic supplement, these billions of hopeful residents will be unable to implant.
However, as you begin clearing your mucous membranes of pathogens using Reboot from Feel Good Foods, you’ll not only experience a decrease in all the symptoms created by their harmful chemistry but you will restore a favorable environment for friendly bacteria to take up residence and maintain order again.
Among the most troublesome symptoms of leaky gut are the neurological problems it creates in the human brain. These include dull headaches, dizziness, forgetfulness, clumsiness, speech problems like being tongue-tied or stuttering. Other symptoms are accidentally biting cheeks and tongue, a sense of non-reality or feeling “spaced out,” inability to focus mentally, blurred or spotty vision, depression, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, seizures and inappropriate adrenalin surge.
Brain symptoms arise due primarily to the affects of alcohol from rampant candida yeast. Any condition exacerbated by alcohol consumption will be exacerbated by candida yeast overgrowth, including depression, anxiety, memory loss and attention deficit. Yeast overgrowth in the body ensures a steady release of alcohol into the bloodstream, especially when you feed it simple sugars.
To read more about the fascinating connection between your gut and your brain, refer to The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First, by Mark Hyman, MD. Reboot from Feel Good Foods puts into practice the principles laid out in this timely book.
Because of the anti-parasitic qualities of the herbs in Body Balance capsules, this supplement is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy, and should be used with caution later. Any medication or herbal formula that reaches your bloodstream will reach your baby. Weigh carefully your discomfort against releasing yeast, bad bacteria and virus into your bloodstream and into your milk. The ideal time for a Reboot is when you are neither pregnant nor lactating. For more information on cleansing while pregnant or nursing read Is Yeast Treatment Safe During Pregnancy.
Supplements that are both safe and beneficial during pregnancy are Exodus GI Sponge, Glutamine, and Probiotic Blend. Mother-baby Testimonials