Leaky Gut and You!
Posted on 05 May 2015
It seems more and more I see Leaky Gut diagnosis come into my practice. 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.4
Another problem with leaky gut is that it can cause malabsorption of vital minerals and nutrients including zinc, iron and vitamin B12.
What Can Cause Leaky Gut?
There are 6 main causes of leaky gut which include:
• Bad Diet
• Excessive Toxicity
Fix the Problem:
Let’s keep this simple:
• Un-sprouted Grains,
• Most Daily
• Excessive Meat
• Limit Gluten
• Anti-Biotics (Consult with your physician)
What You Can Eat:
• A2 cows
• Goat’s, sheep
• Sprouted Seeds
• Vegetables (Preferably Steamed)
• Bone Broth
• Foods High In Omega-3
• Any Fermented Vegetables
• Raw Cultured Dairy
• Coconut Products
• Honey (Small Portions)
• Mediterranean Diet
Supplements for Healing Leaky Gut
• 1000 mg L-Glutamine
• Remedy's 50 Billion Probiotics
• Remedy's Superzymes Enzymes
• Aloe Vera Juice
• 600 mg NAC
• Licorice Root (DGL)
• 1000 mg Slippery Elm Bark
Don't forget Happy Surfer to stop stress induced flare ups.
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