Leaky Gut: The Silent Sickness

 

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a wide spectrum ailment that can be reflected in allergies, bowel disorders, migraines, inflammation, thyroid, auto-immune disorders, slow oxidation, weight gain, unexplained syndromes, adrenal fatigue, skin ailments, metabolism fluctuation and many more symptoms.

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

The lining in your digestive tract is called the mucosal lining. It is filled with small holes that allow for the assimilation of nutrients, but it also protects your from large particles passing into the system.

Leaky Gut syndrome is also referred to as Increased Intestinal Permeability, which causes larger holes to develop allowing larger particles to pass into your system including, bad bacteria, gluten, and undigested particulate which causes you immune system to respond in a negative manner.

According to the Journal of Diabetes there is a strong body of evidence pointing to leaky gut as a major cause of autoimmune diseases including Type 1 Diabetes.

Another problem with leaky gut is that it can cause malabsorption of vital minerals and nutrients including iron, zinc, and B12

What Can Cause Leaky Gut?

There are 6 main causes of leaky gut which include:

  • Bad Diet
  • Medications
  • Heredity
  • Stress
  • Excessive Toxicity
  • Bacteria

Fix the Problem

Let’s keep this simple:

Avoid:

  • Un-sprouted Grains,
  • Sugar
  • GMO’s
  • Most Daily
  • Excessive Meat
  • Wheat
  • Rice
  • Spelt
  • Soy
  • Limit Gluten
  • Casein
  • Anti-Biotics (Consult with your physician)

What You Can Eat:

  • A2 cows
  • Goat’s, sheep
  • Buffalo
  • Sprouted Seeds
  • Vegetables (Preferably Steamed)
  • Fish
  • Bone Broth
  • Foods High In Omega-3
  • Lamb
  • Salomon
  • Any Fermented Vegetables
  • Raw Cultured Dairy
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Beans
  • Coconut Products
  • Honey (Small Portions)
  • Agave
  • Mediterranean Diet

Top Supplements for Healing Leaky Gut

  • L-Glutamine
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Probiotics
  • Aloe Vera Juice
  • Quercetin
  • NAC
  • Licorice Root (DGL)
  • Slippery Elm Bark

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References:

Kiefer D, Ali-Akbarian L (2004). “A brief evidence-based review of two gastrointestinal illnesses: irritable bowel and leaky gut syndromes”. Alternative Therapy Health Medicine 10 (3): 22–30.

Pike, M. G.; Heddle, R. J.; Boulton, P.; Turner, M. W.; Atherton, D. J. (1986). “Increased Intestinal Permeability in Atopic Eczema”. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 86 (2): 101–104.

Humbert, P.; Bidet, A.; Treffel, P.; Drobacheff, C.; Agache, P. (1991). “Intestinal permeability in patients with psoriasis”. Journal of dermatological science 2 (4): 324–326.

Vaarala O, Atkinson MA, Neu J (2008) ‘The “Perfect Storm” for Type 1 Diabetes The Complex Interplay Between Intestinal Microbiota, Gut Permeability, and Mucosal Immunity’, Diabetes Journal,  (57)10(2555-2562).

Z Liu, N Li, J Neu (2005) ‘Tight junctions, leaky intestines, and pediatric diseases’, Acta Paediatrica , 94(4), pp. 386-393.

Maes M, Leunis JC (2008) ‘Normalization of leaky gut in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is accompanied by a clinical improvement: effects of age, duration of illness and the translocation of LPS from gram-negative bacteria’, Journal of Neuro Endocrinology, 29(6), pp. 902-10.

Visser, J (2010). Tight Junctions, Intestinal Permiability and Autoimmunity Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes Paradigms. PubMed.

1 comment

KAte Mullane

Can i come in today for a ab12 shot? How much are they?

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