- No raw food
- No roughage, e.g., bran or popcorn
- No whole nuts, only small amounts of nut butters
- No chocolate
- Low fat and low spice
- No coffee; only ‘lite’ black tea. Stick with soothing herbal teas.
- Low acid. Avoid vinegars, tomato/sauces/juices, citrus.
- No alcohol
- Do not skip meals.
- Do not overeat – eat smaller meals throughout the day.
- Sit down to eat, providing a calm, nurturing environment in which to eat consciously and slowly.
- Eat raw local honey throughout the day. It is antibacterial and supports the healing of the gut lining. Macaroons homemade with honey are a good choice.
- Unless I have told you not to, eat as much coconut, coconut milk, and coconut oil as you can. This is very healing to the gut lining. It’s also very beneficial to the immune system in general, and the thyroid specifically.
Coconut milk comes in cans (my favorite are Thai Kitchen or Organic 365 brands) and should always be full fat, never low fat! If the solids have separated from the liquid, it is still good; just put the contents in the blender and mix up until creamy, then store in the fridge in a glass jar.
If you aren’t able to use up a whole can before it goes bad, freeze ½ can in ice cube trays to use later. This is a good way to have small amounts available for recipes, too. A morning eggnog made with coconut milk is a great start to the day, or to carry around with you.
Start with the following ingredients:
- 1/3 can coconut milk
- 2 fertile organic eggs or yolks
- 2-3 tsp. honey
- optional: frozen or fresh fruit
Beat the eggs with a fork in a bowl, adding a few drops of liquid iodine to purify. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Eat homemade gelatin daily; even a serving with each meal
The proteins in gelatins are very restorative to your full system, which is suffering from malnutrition because of poor absorption.
To make homemade jello, find frozen juice concentrate with no sugar. Pour the concentrate into a casserole dish and sprinkle 3 Tablespoons of unflavored gelatin* over it to soften. While it softens, boil 4 ½ cups of water. Stir the juice concentrate and gelatin to mix it in well and then slowly stir in the hot water until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Refrigerate until solid.
Optional: add canned or frozen fruit once the gelatin is slightly cooled and/or stir in coconut milk to make it creamy. A favorite is gelatin made with pineapple juice, with canned crushed pineapple added. When ‘set,’ chop with a pastry blender and stir in whipped canned coconut milk to make a ‘pina colada’ type pudding.
*Buy quality unflavored gelatin, e.g. Great Lakes brand, rather than Knox gelatin.
Eat soups made with bone broths and dark leafy greens
Use meaty bones, adding ¼ cup of vinegar for each three quarts of water, when making stock. The vinegar releases the minerals and gelatins more completely.
Freeze small containers of the broth to add to soups, stews, and other dishes.
For more information on making bone broths, go here.*