First off, bacterial dysbiosis and leaky gut are not the same thing. Bacterial dysbiosis is one of the known causes of a leaky gut.
The problem with having a leaky gut is, large particles of food proteins can slip into your bloodstream, and your immune system seeing these proteins as foreign, will over time develop an allergy to them.
Now once you have an allergy to a food, any time you eat that food your immune system will respond by causing inflammation. Inflammation can manifest itself in many different symptoms, including achy joints, fatigue, brain-fog etc..
So the key is avoid any foods you are currently "allergic" to (which should make you feel better), and prevent further allergies from developing so your leaky gut can finally heal.
A very effective way of achieving this is by implementing a rotation diet. The benefits are two-fold:
- By rotating your foods, your body does not get bombarded by the same proteins day after day, and therefor it is less likely to develop an allergy to them.
- By eating a given food only once every 4th day, it helps to unmask any allergies to the foods you are currently eating. More specifically, since you are not consuming the same foods every day, when you do consume a food you are allergic to, you will experience a much stronger and acute reaction, and you will know to eliminate that food.
In addition to this, I would suggest replacing olive oil with coconut oil. Why? Olive oil has a good amount of omega 6 in it, which is a known promoter of inflammation. I would also suggest taking fish oil daily, as it contains omega 3, which is useful for reducing inflammation, and is proven to help with anxiety and depression.