HGHY Great-In-8 FAQ Step 5

Great-in-8 Plan Contents

Healthy Gut, Healthy You

Step 5: Reintroduce

We will be adding answers to the most commonly asked questions about Step 5 of the Great-In-8 plan along with important information for troubleshooting this step here shortly.

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Discussion

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12 thoughts on “HGHY Great-In-8 FAQ Step 5

  1. Hi there! Is two days enough to test a food item, or is three best?

    Also, do you think I need a day in between test periods? So for example, test eggs for three days, take a day off (go back to aip paleo for example), and then test cheese… etc.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Angie,

      If you look on the resources page, there should be a fodmap reintroduction guideline handout that will answer those questions.

  2. Hi Dr Ruscio

    Thank you for a very comprehensive book. I also recently watched your interview on The Fatigue Superconference which was great. I have read the book and am keen to give it a go however I have a couple of questions about the steps.

    I have visited multiple functional medicine dr’s and gastro trying to get my stomach issue sorted and none of it has really worked. THey also diagnosed me with adrenal fatigue, but I am not dragging my feet with fatigue etc. Two reasons, one I don’t think the functional medicine guys were really knowledgable about gut health (unfortunately) and the gastro just wanted to put me on drugs which didn’t agree with me anyway. So here I am.

    I don’t seem to suffer any food allergies as I dont have typical allergen responses, have a really good diet, avoid wheat and have very limited dairy, eat organic etc. Don’t suffer from cramps, gas etc have regular bowel movements twice a day. BUT i suffer from terrible reflux that causes oesophageal problems (my ENT said I had laryngeal erosion when he took a quick look). I had an endoscope, everything looked great the gastro said, you have gerd, take the medication. No H Pylori had it tested. I have a constant gnawing feeling in my stomach like I am hungry and get the typical burning belching. Have very low iron levels (even though i dont have a period due to mirena IUD), have had many years of NSAIDS use on and off due to neck pain (I try to avoid at all costs now) and quite a bit of stress. I am on melatonin as my cortisol/melatonin levels were completely back to front, I go to sleep really well, sleep for 5-6 hours then wake up and am unable to go back to sleep. Hormone levels are ok, I am a 44 year old female with no weight problem, in fact I would like to eat more as I lack appetitie a lot.

    SO, what steps would you recommend for someone like me? I am thinking I just do the whole thing (without elemental) to cover all bases and wipe out potential nasties that may be there, or are there steps that would be more suitable rather than doing all of it. As I live in Australia I want to get the products all in one go. I know this is long winded but I am curious if there is something simpler and shorter.

    Keep up the great work, I recently recommended your book to some friends suffering IBS, hopefully they give it a go.

    Thank Nerissa

    1. Hi Nerissa,

      Glad the book and the interview have been helpful so far! I’d recommend doing the complete protocol. As you’ll see throughout the book, there are places to stop and reasses after most steps to see how you’re feeling and help guide you to the next step. Good luck!

  3. Hi Dr Ruscio

    Thank you for a very comprehensive book. I also recently watched your interview on The Fatigue Superconference which was great. I have read the book and am keen to give it a go however I have a couple of questions about the steps.

    I have visited multiple functional medicine dr’s and gastro trying to get my stomach issue sorted and none of it has really worked. THey also diagnosed me with adrenal fatigue, but I am not dragging my feet with fatigue etc. Two reasons, one I don’t think the functional medicine guys were really knowledgable about gut health (unfortunately) and the gastro just wanted to put me on drugs which didn’t agree with me anyway. So here I am.

    I don’t seem to suffer any food allergies as I dont have typical allergen responses, have a really good diet, avoid wheat and have very limited dairy, eat organic etc. Don’t suffer from cramps, gas etc have regular bowel movements twice a day. BUT i suffer from terrible reflux that causes oesophageal problems (my ENT said I had laryngeal erosion when he took a quick look). I had an endoscope, everything looked great the gastro said, you have gerd, take the medication. No H Pylori had it tested. I have a constant gnawing feeling in my stomach like I am hungry and get the typical burning belching. Have very low iron levels (even though i dont have a period due to mirena IUD), have had many years of NSAIDS use on and off due to neck pain (I try to avoid at all costs now) and quite a bit of stress. I am on melatonin as my cortisol/melatonin levels were completely back to front, I go to sleep really well, sleep for 5-6 hours then wake up and am unable to go back to sleep. Hormone levels are ok, I am a 44 year old female with no weight problem, in fact I would like to eat more as I lack appetitie a lot.

    SO, what steps would you recommend for someone like me? I am thinking I just do the whole thing (without elemental) to cover all bases and wipe out potential nasties that may be there, or are there steps that would be more suitable rather than doing all of it. As I live in Australia I want to get the products all in one go. I know this is long winded but I am curious if there is something simpler and shorter.

    Keep up the great work, I recently recommended your book to some friends suffering IBS, hopefully they give it a go.

    Thank Nerissa

    1. Hi Nerissa,

      Glad the book and the interview have been helpful so far! I’d recommend doing the complete protocol. As you’ll see throughout the book, there are places to stop and reasses after most steps to see how you’re feeling and help guide you to the next step. Good luck!

  4. Hi

    I had gone well with low fodmap diet, and skipped Intestinal support and antibiotic phases, in the reintroduction phase, should I follow your standard reintroduction recommendations?
    Or should I follow a phase 2 of the Low fodmap diet, I mean the reintroduction phase, re-challenging the foodmaps one by one (fructans, GOS,….) ?
    Thanks.

  5. Hi there! Is two days enough to test a food item, or is three best?

    Also, do you think I need a day in between test periods? So for example, test eggs for three days, take a day off (go back to aip paleo for example), and then test cheese… etc.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Angie,

      If you look on the resources page, there should be a fodmap reintroduction guideline handout that will answer those questions.

  6. Hi

    I had gone well with low fodmap diet, and skipped Intestinal support and antibiotic phases, in the reintroduction phase, should I follow your standard reintroduction recommendations?
    Or should I follow a phase 2 of the Low fodmap diet, I mean the reintroduction phase, re-challenging the foodmaps one by one (fructans, GOS,….) ?
    Thanks.

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