Gut Reset: Rapid Healing & Symptoms Reduction

A gut reset is the fastest way to reduce troublesome gut and inflammatory symptoms like brain fog, fatigue, bloating and digestive upset.

In fact, a gut reset can help you to reduce symptoms in a matter of days.

As I’ve seen over and over in my clinic, you can achieve significant improvements in a very short time. A gut reset is not a cure all, but by significantly reducing symptoms, it can be a very motivating starting point for improving your gut health. 


A Gut Reset Takes 24-48 Hours

A gut reset is:

  • A  liquid fast that allows your gut to rest and repair.
  • A proven method for calming the immune system and reducing inflammation.

You don’t need to do an extensive or extreme fast. Just 24-48 hours of sipping a liquid gut-healing, meal replacement shake (similar to a protein shake). In just 1 or 2 days of resting your digestive system, your gut will undergo significant rest and repair.


Scientifically Proven to be Effective

A gut reset uses the same approach as an elemental diet, however the duration is much shorter. Elemental diets are usually a 2-3 week treatment for stubborn gut imbalances, however a gut reset is much quicker and easier.

Elemental diets are one of the most effective therapies for those who don’t respond fully to other gut supports like dietary changes and probiotics. Research shows that elemental diets work:

  • Elemental diets have been shown to be an effective treatment for IBD in numerous clinical trials, decreasing inflammation, reducing autoimmunity, and preventing relapses.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]
  • While data is still preliminary data, elemental diets have been shown to improve IBS, SIBO, celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.[12, 13, 14]
  • Research also shows that elemental diets are safe.[15, 16, 17]

A gut reset harnesses the power of the elemental diet to rest and repair the gut in a shorter period of time.


A Better Tasting Elemental Diet Formula

Elemental diets have a reputation for tasting bad.

I developed a better-tasting formula called Elemental Heal, because I have seen that the bad taste can make it hard for patients to stick with an elemental diet. I also developed low-carb and whey-free Elemental Heal formulas to make this gut-healing therapy available to more people.

Elemental Heal is a complete meal replacement shake that provides all of the essential proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. It is a gut-friendly, hypoallergenic and scientifically validated formula.

During the gut reset, Elemental Heal shakes will be your exclusive form of nutrition. Elemental Heal is easy to mix, so you can enjoy a break from meal preparation at the same time.


Tips for a Successful Gut Reset

  • Drink as much Elemental Heal as you like.
  • It’s best to sip the solution throughout the day instead of taking “meals.”
  • Continue to take any prescription medicinesSupplements are optional.
  • A little food if you are hungry is OK, but keep this minimal. 
  • Caffeine is OK, but keep the delivery method clean; minimal cream, sugar, etc..

References

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[17] Gut. 1993 Jun;34(6):778-82.