I’ll give you the punch line first.
Whatever your dietary sins, it keeps coming back again and again that a really solid fast with zero food for 24 hours or so is the equivalent of your gardener, Jesus, next to you in the phone booth to doG, redeeming all those sins.
Ive done everything over weeks in terms of crazy “food” like you wouldn’t believe. Probiotics and prebiotics only make you shit every 30 minutes if you stress it; with like lots of alcohol, 7-11 microwave burritos, junk food…I could go way on. It really didn’t take long to realize I was really “doing this for [my] science.” And it’s all dead end. No silver bullet. The gut, for better or worse, is the gut and if you develop it enough, it might make you vomit like a dog when it does’t like what you ate or drank (more on that later).
Now I know as much as I possibly can. Nothing you can eat for your cells or your gut can fix you in terms of making you stellar or “bulletproof.” For me, now, I have a sensitive gag and vomit reflex that’s not particularly conscious and i don’t even understand it.
But I think that eating well and feeding your gut is good in regular terms, but it truly seems to me that for me avoiding this gag and vomit reflex, I must eat good food, consume little alcohol (or give a lot of space in-between…yea, tested that too), even less wheat-type products (runnys every time, without fail, and tested by 24 hr fasts).
And. when you go off the rails, or you’re just getting started, there is simply nothing so effective as a 24+ honest fast.
Heretofore, I’m likely to focus on that more, because I can’t give a runny shit anymore about what people want to eat and in the end, forcing a natural hunger for a day or so once a week might be the easiest thing to adhere to in the long run, no worries about anything else. Moreover, you’ll likely figure out your main culprits via fasts, then eat your suspicions. You know what they are.
Guess I’ve come full circle with what Brad Pilon was saying in like 2009.