If you suspect you have a damaged gut, what can you do to fix it? (Of course you should see your doctor and get a proper diagnosis, and talk to him about your issues.) First, remember that if your gut is damaged you probably aren’t absorbing the nutrients from your food – even if you’re eating GREAT food! Switching cold turkey to a diet of salads and raw veggies isn’t even always the answer for healing your gut. Some raw veggies are actually really hard for a damaged gut to digest.