So many diets and gut protocols claim they will rid your body of bloat and fat, yet can’t follow through with their claims. These gut protocols usually aren’t written by experts or nutritionists which can lead to a lack of results and possibly negative and dangerous side effects.
Theories like “Calories in, Calories out” or “Exercise Off the Fat” aren’t as effective as they are marketed. The human body is an intricate system that is easily affected by multiple issues.
Where the Lean Body Gut Protocol is different from other gut protocols as the results are fast and it gives you the physical and mental energy to say, “I CAN DO THIS!”
The supplements in my Lean Body Gut Protocol work synergistically together and enhance the results beyond any other gut protocol.
Before we get started on the Lean Body Gut Protocol, let’s look at the causes of unexplained weight gain and why understanding these causes is so important for long-term lean body results
Causes of Unexplained Weight Gain
Insulin resistance is the leading cause of metabolic disease, heart issues, diabetes, inflammation, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and more. Insulin is the fat-storing hormone, and when the body becomes “resistant” to the signaling of insulin, your appetite is increased while you are stuck in fat-storing mode. Furthermore, insulin resistance causes the body to retain excess fluid from inflammation, making you feel even more bloated and heavy.
Adrenal fatigue is caused by chronic stress and a continued release of cortisol, the stress hormone. If cortisol is constantly being released, blood sugar increases, causing more fat to be stored in the body and shutting off the fat-burning mechanisms. It also leads to long-term inflammation, adrenal burnout, metabolic disease, heart disease, lowered metabolism, suboptimal thyroid function, hormonal imbalances, and more.
Leaky Gut is where the integrity of the intestinal walls is compromised and holes are formed in those walls. As a result, foreign particles leak into the blood and create a systemic inflammatory response, which then leads to most chronic and auto-immune diseases.
A disruption to the balance of bacteria in the gut, where beneficial microbes become outnumbered by potentially harmful bacteria, is called dysbiosis, and dysbiosis leads to bloat, weight gain, malnutrition and auto-immune disease.
The main causes of dysbiosis are:
- plant poisons
- toxins from the environment and food
When the microbial population of the gut becomes compromised, unwanted pathogens start to break down the mucosal barrier in the gut lining. If the mucosal barrier is damaged, toxins can migrate toward the intestinal cells, causing damage and creating inflammation.
As the tight junctions that seal the intestinal lining loosen and break apart, gaps in the intestinal lining allow toxins to enter circulation. This process of toxins from the intestines into circulation is called Leaky Gut.
Toxicity and Radiation
Today, our bodies are overloaded with heavy metals, radiation, and dietary toxins. To compound the issue, eating processed foods and GMO-ladened foods clog our detoxification pathways, making it even more difficult for our bodies to excrete the new level of toxic load.
Signs of toxicity include:
- Unexplained Weight Gain. As a survival mechanism, the body produces extra fat cells to wrap around the toxins and store them in order to protect the body.
- Unexplained Depression, Anxiety, or Change in Mood. Some of these toxins, including spike proteins, can cause a sudden decrease in neurotransmitters like GABA, Dopamine, Serotonin, and Insulin.
- Unexplained Lack of Motivation. This is due to the degradation of neurotransmitters.
- Skin Breakouts. Many people will experience skin breakouts, rashes, or blisters. Because the skin is the largest detox organ, and the liver and kidney may become overwhelmed, then the body will push the toxins out through the skin.
- Pain in the Joints and Bones. The increased amount of toxins will cause systemic inflammation, leading to unexplained joint and bone pain.
- Insomnia. EMFs and radiation “rattle” our DNA and disrupt its normal frequency. As a result, many are unable to sleep. With a lack of sleep, the body experiences an increase in Ghrelin, the hunger hormone, and an increase in insulin, the fat-storing hormone. As a result, unexplained weight gain can occur.
- Backed up Liver. With all of the excess GMOs, toxins, inflammatory fats, radiation, and heavy metals, most Americans have backed up livers, inhibiting fat burning, and thyroid hormone conversion. Thyroid hormones convert from the inactive T4 into the active T3 in the liver, and when the liver isn’t functioning optimally, then this conversion doesn’t take place. This leads to fatty liver disease, excess visceral fat, slow metabolism and thyroid, and lower energy.
- Hormonal Changes with Age. With age, most people suffer from insulin resistance which also leads to lower testosterone and higher estrogen levels. Additionally, as women enter premenopause and menopause, the adrenals start taking over the production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone; if the adrenals are overworked, then the production of these hormones suffer. These factors all lead to weight gain.
Lean Body Gut Protocol
There are 3 levels of my Lean Body Gut Protocol. Working through each of these levels ensures you achieve maximum, long-lasting, results.
The Free 30 Day Coaching included in the Accelerated Ascent Diet Cleanse guides and supports you through each level.
Lean Body Gut Protocol
Level 1: My Lean Body Gut Protocol Supplements
- Ascent Diet Cleanse
- Leaky Gut Bundle
Level 2: Add Stem Cell Activation Patches & Lifestyle Changes
- Stem Cell Activation Patches
- Intermittent Fasting
- Low Carb, Wild Animal Protein Diet
Level 3: Additional Supplements to Get Maximum Results
- Accelerated Ancient Salt
- Liquid Biocell Collagen
Lean Body Gut Protocol Breakdown
LEVEL 1 : LEAN BODY GUT PROTOCOL
Level 1 of my Lean Body Gut Protocol combines the powerful synergy of the Ascent Diet Cleanse with the Leaky Gut Bundle.
There are so many reasons for bloat, weight gain, lethargy, and hormonal imbalances that are causing a domino effect of negative results, which will make losing weight impossible. The Ascent Diet Cleanse kicks your body into fat-burning, increases metabolism, increases physical and mental energy, balances hormones, boosts the immune system, eliminates constipation, and cleans the liver.
When you add the Leaky Gut Bundle supplements to the Ascent Diet Cleanse, the gut is repaired and reconditioned to work optimally, eliminating bloat, improving nutrient absorption, and enhancing the effects of the Cleanse.
The following supplements are included in the Ascent Diet Cleanse.
Accelerated Keto®™ turns your body into fat-burning mode within 30 minutes and it taps into its own fat stores for energy right away. Taking Accelerated Keto®™ is the quickest way to start burning the excess calories, suppressing the appetite, while maintaining high levels of stable energy.
When the body is running on ketones produced by the Accelerated Keto®™ combined with intermittent fasting and a low carb diet instead of utilizing glucose for energy, ATP production increases significantly, leading to enhanced physical energy.
Furthermore, the additional ingredients in the Accelerated Keto®™ break down saturated fats into unsaturated fats; this will help burn the dangerous visceral fat around the belly and the liver fat.
The more a person’s liver is defatted and unclogged, the easier it is for the liver to function in all areas including breaking down fat molecules into usable energy and burning the belly fat.
The liver is also where the thyroid hormone converts from T4 to T3, and as the liver function becomes better, the thyroid works better as well, increasing metabolism, mitochondrial function, and energy further. And, it is known when the thyroid isn’t functioning, digestion suffers and unexplained weight gain occurs. Accelerated Keto® also includes a compound known as HMB which prevents muscle wasting. With more healthy muscle tissue, more mitochondria with increased ATP is sustained and more weight loss is achieved.
Additionally, the Organic Mukul in the Accelerated Keto® is known to break down fats in the body and provide an energy spark to burn those fats that it breaks down. It also supports joint and muscle health. In Ayurvedic Medicine, it is known to have a “Hot” or “Fire” element potency, and in this formula, it is the “match” that lights the Keto process. It detoxifies the body and liver.
The Organic Trikatu heats up the digestive “fire”, thus allowing for extremely high absorption of Ketones and other cofactors, as well as increasing the metabolic rate.
Acceleradine® increases ATP (cellular energy) by 18 TIMES, which increases metabolism, caloric burn, brain function, physical performance, wound healing, fat burning, healthy apoptosis (destruction of diseased cells), and more. ATP is true cellular energy; when ATP increases, energy and fat oxidation increase. Acceleradine® also helps improve metabolism and physical energy by supplying the necessary iodine for thyroid hormones. As the thyroid is functioning optimally and the ATP is maximized, weight loss goals will be achieved much faster.
This organic formula coats the stomach and intestinal lining, reduces inflammation, helps with bloat and regularity, and alleviates issues like Crohn’s disease and Colitis. It also soaks up all of the toxins throughout the day that can cause Leaky Gut. As inflammation is decreased, absorption of nutrients is improved and the gut issues are minimized.
Accelerated Colloidal Silver™ is enhancing your immune system’s ability to devitalize foreign pathogens including those that contribute to Leaky Gut. By keeping the immune system strong, the body engages in anti-inflammatory processes, leading to optimal health, which encourages better gut health and weight loss mechanisms.
It supports homeostasis, rehydration and normal digestion while eliminating excess water retention. All of these factors lead to a leaner and healthier gut and metabolic health. The perfect Isotonic solution of organic ocean minerals diluted with natural alpine spring water to achieve the same consistency as your blood plasma and consists of all the needed electrolytes and minerals. This 0.9 concentration can help replenish mineral and trace element levels, gently detoxify, and support sleep, relaxation, and digestion.
These supplements soften liver stones and prep the liver to release those stones into the toilet! As a result, detoxification improves, fat burning increases, and metabolic rate increases. A liver flush 3-4 times a year is needed for optimal liver function, thyroid function, metabolism and fat burning. With hundreds of stones sitting in your liver, it isn’t able to break down fats for usable energy, to detox the body of toxins that cause bloat and weight gain.
Laxa Comfort gently and naturally stimulates bowel movements. Regardless of how constipated you are, this will make having 2-3 movements a day occur consistently. Constipation can inhibit weight loss and fat burning.
This unique probiotic blend aims to recondition the gut instead of reseeding with probiotic strains that cannot survive digestion or colonize the gut.
MegaSporeBiotic helps control the “bad” bacteria that lead to bloat and dysbiosis, and grow the “good” bacteria. It has been shown to help with E. Coli, Salmonella, H. Pylori and more
This reinforces the beneficial microbial changes created by MegaSporeBiotic™ to promote a strong and diverse microbiome.
The mucosal system is a very important part of the human immune system. The mucosal system in the intestines contains 150 times more surface area than the skin, which makes it an essential element of the immune system that supports healthy immune function. MegaMucosa™ is the first complete mucosal support supplement of its kind, formulated to support a healthy mucosal barrier.
LEVEL 2: ADD STEM CELL ACTIVATION PATCHES & LIFESTYLE CHANGES
Level 2 of my Lean Body Gut Protocol enhances the benefits and results of the Ascent Diet Cleanse and Leaky Gut Bundle combination.
Introducing the stem cell activation patches and lifestyle changes will increase fat burning, physical energy, mental focus, reverse aging mechanisms, improved digestion, further elimination of bloat, and elimination of excess water retention.
Stem Cell Activation Patches
The X49 is a patch that may reduce body fat, increase energy and recovery after exercise, improve cardiovascular function and focus, increase muscle tone and strength, increase lean body mass, and strengthen bone density. The X49 is enhancing the weight loss results when combined with the Ascent Diet Cleanse and Leaky Gut Bundle.
These patches enhance caloric burn, fat loss, and metabolic rate.
They do this by increasing ATP production in the mitochondria, increasing heart rate variability, improving the bioelectrical measurement or “phase angle” or integrity of the cell walls, reducing inflammation, and increasing endurance. Furthermore, it increases beta-oxidation which is the fastest way to increase cellular energy.
As a plus, the Energy Enhancer Patches increase fat burning and muscle growth. They work synergistically with the Accelerated Keto® in your fat burning and tapping into an endless supply of fuel source on your body. All of these factors work synergistically with the Ascent Diet Cleanse to increase the benefits. Additionally, adding these patches to the Lean Body Gut Protocol improves digestion and circulation which are essential for nutrient absorption that leads to a healthier Gut.
These patches increase your own stem cell production and reset over 4,000 genes to a younger state, including the genes responsible for fat burning and healing the Gut. As a result, it helps repair collagen in all tissues, heals Leaky Gut, activates stem cell production, encourages apoptosis of cancer and diseased cells, and discourages metastatic cancer cells. It improves overall energy of the body, organ balance, and symmetry distribution of energy. While using X39, weight loss and gut health results from the Ascent Diet Cleanse will be enhanced.
The Carnosine Patches will enhance energy and endurance, which will quicken the weight loss results from the Ascent Diet Cleanse.
Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant in the body, of which production declines with age. Studies on carnosine show that it plays a vital role in overall health, neuroprotection, and anti-aging.
In clinical studies, carnosine has also been shown to improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. For athletes, carnosine has been shown to blunt the lactic acid effect that slows muscle and endurance progress. All of these factors may enhance the desired benefits from exercise and implementing the Lean Body Gut Protocol.
Along with adding the stem cell activation patches at Level 2 of my Lean Body Gut Protocol, it is important to now making important lifestyle changes to ensure you physically and mentally sustain your lean body results long term. The following lifestyle changes are a vital part of the overall success of the protocol.
Increase Protein Intake
Consuming 1-1.2 grams of protein per pound of desired lean body mass from wild animal protein and wild fish will satisfy your appetite, build lean muscle mass, eliminate bloat, heal the Gut, and keep you in fat-burning mode.
Animal proteins including lamb, bison, deer, grass-fed beef, elk, wild salmon, arctic char, and other wild fish are complete proteins that include all of the essential amino acids, high omega 3 fatty acids, collagen, and the essential vitamins like Vitamin D, E, and Vitamin B’s that are needed for muscle growth. They also have the essential amino acids that trigger a hormone called CCK in the gut that tells the brain to suppress the appetite. These meats are less acidic than pork and conventional beef and are easier to digest.
Limit Vegetables, Grains, and Beans
Some vegetables, grains and beans that have oxalates, sulfur, and lectins cause bloat and weight gain due to the “plant poisons” in them. By eliminating all beans, all grains, and most vegetables except cucumbers, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini, squash, romaine lettuce, butter lettuce, and celery, you are eliminating the most common offenders.
Once the gut is healed you can start incorporating these vegetables again.
Exercise in a Fasted State
Exercising in a fasted state will enhance the benefits of the Lean Body Gut Protocol by:
- Increasing Fat Loss. When you exercise in a fasted state, you are tapping into the benefit of low insulin and leptin levels; when insulin and leptin are low, fat burning increases, and when insulin and leptin are high, fat storage increases.
- Building More Muscle. When you work out in a fasted state, the body is more primed to utilize nutrients and protein to build muscle with the post-workout meal. In fact, it doubles protein synthesis.
LEVEL 3: ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS & TOOLS FOR MAXIMUM RESULTS
For those wanting maximum results, adding the following supplements will help you complete the ultimate lean body gut protocol.
It is also important to include a high-quality collagen supplement. Collagen is a protein that is needed for hair, skin, nails, and tendons and to heal the soft tissues in between muscle fibers, but not necessarily for muscle building. It is needed to repair muscle but not necessarily grow it. It will also help heal Leaky Gut.
This is Carbon 60, a potent antioxidant that has been shown to not only extend lifespan by 90 percent, but also to help weight management, improve sleep, improve wrinkles, strengthen bones, improve athletic performance, improve libido, and more.
A lack of sodium and potassium may actually lead to water retention. A lack of proper salt intake will cause additional issues with the sodium-potassium pump in the cells; the pump’s job is to put nutrients into the cells and take toxins out of it. Most salts are stripped of all minerals except for sodium in addition to containing toxic microplastics. Those salts will lead to dehydration, toxicity, and bloat. Using a complete salt like Accelerated Ancient Salt™, with over 62 minerals, will help rehydrate the body, improve energy, improve bioelectrical function, and decrease bloat. When you put a little Accelerated Ancient Salt™ on your tongue, you will experience a boost of energy, lowering of blood sugar, and a decrease in appetite.
Wild Carnivore Diet
For those of you who are still not feeling 100 percent healed, a strict carnivore diet of only wild animal protein is a temporary tool you can use for 3-7 days until you see a shift in your weight loss and gut issues.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.