Time to share with you Cleaning Out the Gut Part II Diet, Supplements, Lifestyle.

In Cleaning Out the Gut Part I, I gave you the basic background on why I need to clean out my gut.

In true Gutsy form, today I’m giving you the real and raw truth.

This was me just a few days ago. I’m not pushing out. Sadly, I’m not pregnant. I was simply in bloated pain.

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From March 1 – April 10, here were all the drugs and medications I was on (you might want to grab a cup of coffee to get through this list – it’s exhausting):

  • Estradiol
  • Endometrin
  • Doxycycline
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Gonal-F + Menopur
  • Ganirelix
  • Dexamethasone
  • Vicodin
  • Morphine
  • Zofran
  • Birth Control

….says the girl who is not-so-in-favor of drugs and pharmaceuticals. FML.

I explained yesterday that antibiotics and other drugs are 2 of the main reasons for abnormal gut flora.

Since I already have an altered gut, killing off all the good bacteria I did have certainly did my digestive system no good. At all. Whatsoever.

There are many different ways to clean out the gut and re-populate the good bacteria.

Because we are all different, we’ll all heal at different paces and in different ways.


I heal with a specific diet, supplements, and certain lifestyle factors. It looks as such (currently).

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  • drinking a gallon of water per day
  • starting the day with a fresh juice (pineapple or apple + carrot + beet + celery)

Additionally, my diet must be super restricted.

Note: I will still be putting up many recipes, but full disclosure -> right now I’m likely not eating them. All of the recipes I post for May/June are foods that, prior to all my meds, I was perfectly fine with. Right now, I’m not.


Here is a list of the foods I know I tolerate and can be consumed daily:

  • beef
  • turkey
  • chicken
  • sea bass
  • cod
  • red snapper
  • salmon
  • egg yolk
  • ghee
  • flaxseed oil
  • olive oil
  • flaxseed
  • walnut
  • almond
  • broccoli
  • collard greens
  • kale
  • kelp
  • spinach
  • asparagus
  • carrot
  • celery
  • beet
  • bok choy
  • banana
  • blueberry
  • mango
  • apple
  • pineapple
  • parsley
  • turmeric
  • cayenne pepper
  • dulse
  • ginger
  • rosehip
  • green tea
  • lettuce
  • red pepper
  • water chestnut
  • lemon

The only, only, only place I will “cheat” is with coffee (regular not decaf -> decaf is typically too processed, did you know that?!) and if I’m at Starbucks or my favorite coffee shop, a little almond milk (almond doesn’t bother me).

I’m not even using Stevia. Instead, I use a drop of honey. Honey is not on the list, but raw, unfiltered honey is good for us as we cleanse. It contains digestive enzymes.

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  • Probiotic
  • Digestive Enzymes (a couple meals a day -> usually with vegetables)
  • HCL (2-4 meals a day since I’m eating a lot of protein)
  • Prenatal Vitamin (I will always take this)


  • Epsom Salt baths 2-4 times/week
  • sleep as much as possible
  • dive back into workouts (that part is coming tomorrow!)

What works for me, quite possibly will not work for you.

I know 110% what works for me because I have studied my body, food, lifestyle and general holistic information intensively for about 5 years now. I am extremely passionate about the healing that true commitment and change can do for our lives.  

But like everything else in life, if you want it bad enough, you’ll do it. You’ll stick with it, and make the commitment to no one but yourself.

And that’s freeing.

Remember, nothing changes if nothing changes.

    1. Side Effects of Antibiotics and Rebuilding the Gut
    2. A Gutsy Girl’s Bible: an approach to healing the gut
    3. FREE 21-Day Gut Healing Inspiration Journey


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    1. Good news, Erin. After just a couple days my stomach is back to normal. I’m telling you….I work miracles:)

  1. The same thing happens to me, doctors have been no help besides diagnosing me allergic to gluten but still I have flare ups when I don’t eat gluten. Thanks for this post!

    1. Hi Alex! You are most welcome…keep in mind, doctors might narrow it down to gluten – but they won’t tell you all the things gluten is in. They also won’t tell you that if your digestive system is shredded, many other foods could be affecting you for the time being.

  2. yes yes yes! i am on the same train. but I love the herbal coffee, have you tried that yet? Cheers to good guts!

  3. My stomach does that too. During the worst time it was like having a hysterical pregnancy. I hope this goes well for you. ReNew Life is a great company. I swear by their Gas Stop.

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