Low Carbohydrate and Low Allergen Diet
The CD Herbal Detox Kit protocol for C Diff suggests a low carbohydrate diet to complement the protocol. The following dietary suggestions may further help aid in your recovery.
Try a diet low in total carbohydrates that includes no dairy, no wheat and no sugar. Aim for a total carbohydrate intake of less than 100 grams per day of carbohydrate. This is a low carbohydrate dietary approach, commonly also called a “Ketogenic” diet. Carbohydrates like sugar, grains, breads, desserts, fruit, sodas, and fruit juice have high amounts of carbohydrates and can fuel bacterial and fungal infections in the body. Processed carbs also weaken the immune system and introduce inflammation into the body.
Wheat and dairy also cause “unseen” digestive disturbances for many people. They are actually common allergens in the body. Eliminating these foods, at least temporarily, can help your digestive system repair itself and help boost your immune system by removing allergens and inflammatory foods from your diet.
I have a couple of book references that can give you some guidelines and recipe ideas.
The first book is Healthy Keto & Intermittent Fasting by Dr. Eric Berg. The healthy keto principles in this book are easy to understand and follow. This dietary plan includes intermittent fasting, which can be ignored, as fasting is unnecessary for short-term infection control. Doctor Berg presents a well-rounded and well-researched approach to improving health and immune strength through a keto diet, backed by extensive clinical experience helping his patients.
The second book is the “6 Day Body Make Over” by Robert Thurmond. The dietary plan also includes no salt, but that’s not as important for infection. This may be the better resource than the next book as it’s not as stringent. You should be able to find it at your local bookstore. I’m also including a link in Amazon as well.
Another book choice for a low-carbohydrate diet plan would be Ann Louise Gittleman’s “Fat Flush Diet”. I actually used this to help diet quite a few years ago. If you need to lose weight, you can follow what it suggests. However, if you don’t want to lose weight, just add more fats into the food plan. Again, you may find it locally, or you can find Ann’s book at Amazon below.
As always, with dangerous infections or any health condition, you should be working with a physician. This information is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition or before beginning any supplementation, diet or exercise program.
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