Day 2 of healing gut

by purelytwins

Remember this our plan to heal our gut. Consult your doctor before beginning any program. Adjust to your own body and needs. We have done our own research and have come to these steps to help us in our journey to heal our stomach issues. Please do your own research before starting anything new. We are not really sure how long we plan to do this program. And over time we might be changing things depending on how our bodies are doing. We plan to share just about everything as we heal, so we apologize now if somethings are TMI. We want to be honest as we are using our blog as our journal.


sat workout

We did 12  minute core cardio (a new video will be up Monday) followed by more core work – 5 sets of 20 lower leg raises, 2 min low plank, 2 min bridge, 1 min on each side plank on elbows. Ended workout with 5 sets of 5 pull-ups on our equalizer.


Recap of our Saturday Eats:


probiotic and 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil and l-glutamine

banana and coffee

Enjoyed one banana and 2 cups of coffee.


About 30 mins later I enjoyed 1 cup cooked kale, 2 whole eggs (1 raw yolk), 3 1/2 oz sweet potato, spoonful kraut and 1 tbsp coconut oil topped with turmeric, fresh ginger, and cinnamon

(then worked out)

salmon carrots zucchini

Late lunch was about 5 oz salmon (cooked on skillet with coconut oil) and 1 cup sliced zucchini and 1 cup shredded carrots (I cooked together in coconut oil with spices). Topped my lunch with dulse flakes and 1 tbsp coconut oil.

Before dinner took – digestive enzyme, l-glutamine, quercetin

sardines avocado

Enjoyed 1 sardine mashed up with 1/2 avocado some horseradish mustard, fresh ginger, and a spoonful of sauerkraut. I know might not look appealing but it is the only way I can eat sardines right now.


Dinner was grilled veggies (zucchini, fennel, onions, cauliflower, asparagus ~all cooked in coconut oil) with cod and a little more salmon, and a side of sardine avocado mash and topped it off with 1 tbsp coconut oil.


Enjoyed this after dinner.

coconut oil carob dessert mush

Dessert was 1 tbsp coconut oil with 1 tbsp carob powder mixed together.  I am slowly getting used to not having something sweet after dinner.

Went to bed pretty late so forgot to rub magnesium oil on legs.

Michelle: Day two recap –

Bathroom: did go to the bathroom in the morning (came out with ease) and a little drops later in the day

Energy: good, pretty focused throughout the day


Skin: skin still really itchy and dry, no new breakouts, skin pretty much the same

Water intake – 10 cups (includes kombucha)


Morning- probiotic and 1/2 tsp fermented cod liver oil and l-glutamine


After taking my pills I enjoyed some black coffee with one large banana.


Little bit later I made myself the typical two egg, 3 1/2oz steamed sweet potato with sautéed kale topped with 1 tbsp coconut oil, plus added in some freshly grated ginger. Forgot how much I love fresh ginger in my meals. Great for digestion and getting the metabolism moving.


Gary’s parents were in town for the afternoon and they treated us to a lunch out. I ordered myself a tuna salad. I had asked for the dressing on the side but they did not.  Hate that as I do not like a lot of salad dressing as restaurants always put way too much dressing on.I still enjoyed my salad.

Before dinner took – digestive enzyme, l-glutamine, quercetin, licorice


Highlights of my dinner, besides more fresh ginger, was horseradish mustard and sauerkraut. I have been buying store bought sauerkraut as I have not had the time to make homemade yet. Hopefully soon I will get back into making it.


Dinner was the other half of my canned salmon (leftover from the other night) and a sardine, half avocado, some wilted greens, about 1/2 cup chopped turnips, little broccoli and fennel.  All topped with sauerkraut, mustard, 1 tbsp coconut oil and freshly grated ginger. Love that mustard mixed with ginger!


And again I enjoyed my coconut oil mush. Here I did 1 tbsp coconut oil mixed with 1 tbsp carob and a heaping 1 tbsp coconut flour.

Like Michelle, I went to bed really late so forgot to rub magnesium oil on legs.

Lori: Day two recap –

Bathroom: did go to the bathroom in the morning

Energy: had great energy throughout the day


Skin: skin still really itchy and dry, had one more small pimple come next to nose/under eye area, besides that skin is the same, back still the same (feel like the inflammation and rash is slowly going away)

Water intake – 10 cups (includes kombucha)

Both of us had an overall good Saturday. No major complaints nor improvements.

For more about our plan click here – supplements and food to heal gut.

For more about the research behind our plan click her – our health issues and health articles

Have a wonderful Sunday! Tomorrow we will have a new workout video up as well as a recap of day 3 healing the gut.


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Heather January 6, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Your meals look soooo tasty! I also want to thank you for having the guts to turn your blog into a journal! It was the push I needed yesterday to do the same so I can figure out what has been bothering me!

Also, a question for Lori ~ how do you & your husband manage meals? Does he eat what you’re having, fend for himself or do you prepare 2 dishes? Since my diet has so drastically changed (hopefully this is just temporary) I find myself cooking 2 different meals most days. It’s a little frustrating!

purelytwins January 6, 2013 - 9:53 pm

thanks Heather! We are so happy to hear that we helped you start your journey to better health 🙂 HUGS
and now for the meals part for me (Lori) and what I make Gary. I am very blessed and majority of the time Gary eats what I eat, he does not complain. He loves his veggies so cooking for him is easy. I sometimes prepare extra things for this meals, like another vegetable or more squash or something to help fill up up more. But usually what I am making works for him too. Sorry that you have to cook different meals, maybe you could slowly start having your husband try the foods you eat along with some of his regular meals, and maybe over time he will learn to like your eats 🙂 HUGS xoxo

Heather January 7, 2013 - 2:22 pm

Thanks Lori!

I’m beyond blessed in that my husband is extremely supportive & builds me up 🙂 My diet is so weird right now, I don’t want him to have to restrict like I do. But I am slowly beginning to come up with meals we can both enjoy (with a few modifications on my end)! 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement!

Wendy January 6, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Keep it up guys!

Randi Lynne January 6, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Thought of making your own kraut? It’s super easy.

purelytwins January 6, 2013 - 1:30 pm

thanks Randi, we have made our own kraut before and have posts and videos on it. just need to get back into it.

Joyce January 6, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Thank you girls so much for sharing your journey – you’re inspiring me on my efforts to heal my gut as well! Love everything you’re doing here.

Mollie K January 6, 2013 - 7:10 pm

hi guys!
do you melt the coconut oil for your coconut oil “mush?” Seems like it would be a satisfying small healthy bite for post dinner. I mixed 1 tbsp coconut oil w/ one tbsp coconut flour but it didn’t mix too well so I added a tiny bit of water and heated it up for like 15 seconds. I enjoyed it but would love a smoother texture! Thanks 🙂

purelytwins January 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm

Mollie we use melted coconut oil, feel to add in milk or yogurt. We are just keeping things simple when we can.

Reply January 6, 2013 - 8:06 pm

Girls I can totally relate!! I’ve been through 10 years of digestion issues and now sauerkraut, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and fermented foods are part of my daily diet! I just brewed my own kombucha and am now waiting for my fermented carrots to be done (should be good tomorrow) – totally watched your video how to! I know you girls are the raw/vegan queens – have you ever tried going 100% plant based? I’m sure you’ve seen what I went through but plant based eating has truly changed my bowel movements (for the better, I used to hardly go but now it’s like clock work every single morning like i’ve never had in 10 years) and I also don’t get gas or bloating like I used to at all! Sending positive thoughts your way!!! <3

purelytwins January 6, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Kasey we are both so happy that a plant based diet is working for you. Yes over 3 years ago we were raw vegans for about 2 years, and no major improvement in our health. What we are realizing is just because a food is healthy does mean it is healthy for us, so we are on a journey to find what keeps us inflamed and all . We look forward, once we are healed, to eat more plant based. We are just taking one day, one week at a time. Changing things as we see fit. Thank you though for your sweet comment!

Lisa January 6, 2013 - 8:25 pm

I’m wondering if you have felt any specific results from the fermented cod liver oil? I’ve been taking cod liver oil for a year, but the fermented version only for a few months. I have to say it has made my skin SO soft that I can barely stop touching my arms. My skin all over my body is super silky, and I think it has helped my complexion (but I know I’ve done other things to irritate that recently too). Do you take the pills or scoop it? I thought spoonfuls of it would be gross, but I found myself burping up fishy taste with the pills–SO gross!
Anyway, thanks for your honesty–it’s so helpful to read what other people are going through and experimenting with!

purelytwins January 6, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Lisa we take a mix of fermented and regular cod liver oil. We do believe it has been our skin. We have the scoop kind that is in butter.

GiGi Eats Celebrities January 6, 2013 - 10:30 pm

You see! Healing your gut doesn’t have to be a diet full of bland food! Your meals look DELICIOUS! Man, they’re making me hungry, even though I just ate, lol!! 🙂 I am glad you two are starting to feel better, it will only get better from here!

Preet January 7, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Hi what is the lower leg raises exercises you did? Any stretches you ladies do after workout?

purelytwins January 7, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Lower leg raises we did was – lying down leg raises –> lying down on back and legs straight and lift up. Just some basic stretches of the workout nothing special, just forward bends, deep lunge stretches, things to that nature.

Heather @ Sweetly Raw January 8, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Looks like you girls are doing so great! Such clean and healthy meals you always make. xo

purelytwins January 8, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Thanks girl! we try 🙂


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