Could You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Are you suffering from chronic ill health? IBS, chronic indigestion or reflux? Food intolerance or allergy? A Skin condition? An autoimmune condition?
New evidence suggests Leaky gut is very likely to be the reason why.
Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is the name given to a condition in which the ability of the small intestine wall to keep out large and undesirable molecules is reduced. Hence the name, as substances that are normally kept outside the body and within the intestines, are "leaking" across the intestinal wall and into the body as a whole
10 Signs there's something wrong with your gut
1. Pooping Too much…Or Too Little
If you have diarrhea or are constipated, it’s a sure sign something is wrong in your gut. If you’re experiencing either of these situations, it means you’ve got too many bad bacteria in your gut, or that you have a fungal overgrowth (candida) or even a non-caeliac gluten intolerance. These conditions, if left untreated, will debilitate the gut and create leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut is one of the major factors in the development of all chronic and serious disease. To heal leaky gut we need to address the specific reasons it developed in each individual.
2. Sugar Cravings
The bad guys in your gut feed on sugar. If you’re constantly craving sugar or carbohydrates such as bread and potatoes, , it’s because the pathogenic bacteria or fungi in your gut are telling your brain to feed them. Sugar cravings can also be a sign of hypoglycaemia (insulin resistance) which if left untreated will ultimately lead to Type 2 diabetes. It is essential to address the underlying root cause which has led to the bad guys being in your gut in the first place in order to resolve the cravings, and prevent the onset of disease in the future.
3. Moody Blues?
The gut is now called your second brain because of how it affects your mood and the rest of your body. About 70% of serotonin is produced by the nerve cells in your gut. The system responsible for this is the enteric nervous system. So if you’re depressed or anxious, have trouble with your mood, or have some other mental health disorder, you should work on getting your gut health back in order. Once the gut is resolved your mental health will improve immensely.
4. You Need Ant acids Regularly
Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, bloating and reflux are all signs you have a leaky gut. If you have been checked out by your doctor and prescribed ant acids, it is imp0ortant that you understand that your condition is being managed…not cured. The medical profession does not understand leaky gut, or even believe it exists, despite all the latest research demonstrating that it is the starting place for all chronic and serious disease. To heal these conditions we need to find and address the reason they have developed in each individual, and reverse it naturally.
5. Poor Complexion or Skin Rashes
Leaky gut can cause a lot of problems. Not all of them stay on the inside though. Leaky gut is a trigger for all the common skin diseases such as Acne, Psoriasis, Hives, Dermatitis, Eczema, rashes greasiness and drynes. Also one of the hallmarks of leaky gut is reacting to allergens. You may find yourself becoming allergic to dust, animal dander, and pollen. Start with the source of the problem – your gut.
6. You Keep Needing Pain Medications
Your gut is home to a multitude of different species of bacteria. They all have their preferred spaces in your gut. Pain medication can affect the transit time of your food and anything else (medications, supplements, etc) that travels through your gut – which can also affect with species of bacteria survive and which species die. Some pain medications even help pathogenic bacteria grow. Anti-Inflammatory medication is known to destroy good gut bacteria and lead to leaky gut. Pain medication is also toxic and an accumulation of these medications in your system can actually increase the inflammatory response of your body and increase pain…this is the reason why some people need more and more medication to attempt to stay comfortable. The answer to reducing inflammation and pain is to resolve the leaky gut which naturally reduces the inflammation.
7. Feeling Sick All the Time
There may be a few reasons you’re getting sick all the time, but your gut health is responsible for about 80% of your immune health. So a good place to start is your gut health. Plus, if you’ve been taking antibiotics, you’re drastically reducing the amount good bacteria in your gut. When you’re done taking antibiotics, you should immediately reseed your gut with probiotics. I have noticed that in taking a history of a client who is chronically unwell, the symptoms often started way back just after a course of antibiotics. Leaky gut had developed and the pathology has been increasing since that time.
Once the gut becomes porous, any food we consume can enter the blood stream in an undigested form. If this is protein then your system will become reactive to protein. The immune system will attack this food assuming it is a threat, and you will become allergic to that food. If yu have a food allergy or sensitivity to more than one food, you definitely have leaky gut, and taking those foods away will only give you temporary relief. We need to address the leaky gut in order to permanently resolve allergies.
9. Autoimmune disorders
An autoimmune disorder is a misinterpretation of normal tissue as foe. When protein enters the blood stream as a whole molecule rather than its constituent parts as amino acids, the body is programmed to attack it…The body then begins to attack forms of protein in the body tissue and create a debilitating painful and chronic disease in that tissue. Leaky gut is at the root of ALL chronic disease such as;
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, Vasculitis, Crohn's Disease, Colitis, Addison's Disease, Lupus, Thyroiditis, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and even Cancer.
Finding, and removing the cause of leaky gut and healing the gut can reverse Autoimmune disease…fact.
10. Chronic tiredness.
We create energy from our food. However if the food is not being digested properly, or is entering the blood stream in a way which triggers inflammation and an emergency response from the body…it is actually draining energy rather than creating it.
Your gut health is the root of your health. If you’re experiencing any problems, it’s always a good place to start. The two most powerful tactics you can use are to stop eating sugar and get more probiotics in your system by eating fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, natto, and kombucha. You can also take a multi-strain probiotic. Each strain of probiotic has its own special task, so it’s important to get as many different strains as possible in your gut.
If you have tried these tactics and are still experiencing health issues, please allow me to help. I have a proven track record in finding the root cause of disease, and resolving it naturally.
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