Signs & Symptoms you may have Leaky Gut
Bloating, Gas, Cramping, Fatigue, IBS, Headaches
Food Sensitivities – People affected by food sensitivities often times find that leaky gut is to blame. Because of the onslaught of toxins that enter the bloodstream, the immune systems of people with intestinal hyperpermeability are on overdrive mass-producing various antibodies, which makes their bodies more susceptible to antigens in certain foods (especially gluten and dairy)
Autoimmune Disease – The key to understanding how leaky gut can cause an autoimmune disease is through the research done on a protein known as “zonulin.” According to a 2011 article published in the journal Physiologic Reviews
Thyroid Problems – One of the autoimmune diseases that leaky gut syndrome may directly affect is Hashimoto’s disease.
Malabsorption – Various nutritional deficiencies result from leaky gut include vitamin B12, magnesium and key enzymes that help digest food.
Inflammatory Skin Conditions – The gut-skin connection theory has described how intestinal hyper-permeability can cause a slew of skin conditions; particularly acne and psoriasis.
Mood Issues and Autism – According to a study published in the journal Neuro Endocrinology Letters, leaky gut has been shown to cause various neurocognitive disorders. For example, the inflammatory response characteristic of intestinal hyperpermeability triggers the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other chemicals that induce depression.
Can Leaky Gut be healed?
Following a simple four-step process can heal Leaky Gut. All it takes to be successful is a little patience and will power. If your doctor has prescribed you any of the medications listed as a “damaging” factor, please consult with them before making any changes.
Remove damaging food - Conventional meat and dairy, GMO’s, grains and sugar
Replace with nutritional food - Bone broth, raw cultured dairy, fermented vegetables, coconut products, sprouted seeds and omega-3 fat sources
Repair with supplements - Digestive enzymes, L-Glutamine, Licorice Root and Quercetin
Rebalance with good quality probiotics – Loading up on both food and supplement sources of probiotics is crucial to restoring good gut bacteria.
Perform regular colon cleansing – When our digestive tract or “human plumbing” is ignored the body cannot function at its’ best. When we fail to adequately cleanse the colon, old matter eventually begins to ferment and putrefy resulting in a build-up of toxins. When the colon is filled with this overload of toxins, the immune response weakens and toxic waste can easily pass through the intestinal lining and enter the bloodstream. In other words “Leaky Gut” occurs at this moment. Performing a full series of colon hydrotherapy sessions is the best way to ensure unwanted toxins are fully eliminated. The years worth of old impacted fecal matter requires a minimum of several sessions of thorough soaking to be removed in a gradual and comfortable way for the most effective result.
References: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/leaky-gut- syndrome http://www.draxe.com
August 08, 2017 by Annie