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Leaky Gut Syndrome: What Is It?

My Gut Is Doing What?

Your gut (the stomach, small and large intestines) have an outer lining with tight junctions that are designed to keep your stomach acid at about 1.5 ph inside your stomach. The wall is your gut is designed this way so that acid is contained and can not harm the rest of your body.

LeakyGutEffectsTheWholeBodyThe gut lining controls what passes through the small intestine into the bloodstream. When these junctions get weak, acid, food particles and other substances that can harm your organs, cells and blood leak into the bloodstream.

The gut lining and those junctions can weaken for many reasons, including stress, making poor food choices, drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, eating sugary and low quality foods, taking both prescription and over the counter medications.  

Your gut lining can even start to break down when we experience trauma or overly emotional hurts. We actually can feel these emotional wounds in our guts, hence the expression, “gut feeling”. Our gut is our biggest immune system organ. When you have “Leaky Gut Syndrome”, you may or may not have overt symptoms. If you do have noticeable symptoms, they could include bloating, gas, stomach cramps, diarrhea or constipation, food sensitivities, autoimmune disease and aches and pains.

Leaky gut is not difficult to fix. It’s simply a matter of taking the right steps to heal your digestive system —the “4 Rs”:

  1. Replace the foods that are not supporting you with good foods for your gut
  2. Re-Inoculate your gut by feeding it friendly probiotic flora
  3. Repair the lining of the gut walls with good supportive supplements 
  4. Reintroduce different foods after the initial detoxification period to discover what foods your body is sensitive to.

It is crucial to find a health professional who will take time with you and take your concerns seriously.

Hippocrates said, “All disease starts in the gut”. When you heal your gut, your entire body will heals.

Do you have specific questions or want learn more? Schedule a consultation with me today, I’d love to talk with you and learn how I can help!

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