Giving my child olive oil seems to trigger unwanted behaviors. Does that mean I should skip the olive oil and just use the inulin and fish oil?
If when you begin the protocol, you observe a worsening of behaviors when you administer the fish oil or olive oil, it would indicate that “leaky gut” has not resolved. The tissue surrounding the small intestine contains approximately 80% of all white blood cells within the body, and the leakage of bacterial cell wall fragments (LPS) and food molecules are viewed as foreign to the white blood cells and result in a large inflammatory reaction releasing inflammatory chemicals into the bloodstream. The inflammatory effects from leaky gut generally resolve in a few weeks once you start inulin. If this persists beyond a few weeks, I consider it an indicator that bacterial overgrowth has not resolved, and I recommend moving on to Rifaximin.