Ever heard of the term “Leaky Gut”? It has been receiving a lot of attention lately but what actually is it and what’s the hype?
Leaky Gut plays a significant role in not only gastrointestinal related conditions such as Coeliac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, but it has also been linked to a range of other conditions including arthritis, allergies, autism, asthma, diabetes, mental illness as well as a host of autoimmune diseases.
Leaky gut syndrome happens when your intestinal lining has become damaged as a result of inflammation or irritation. Drugs, alcohol, gluten and processed foods can damage the lining of the gut wall. Leaky gut can also result from internal toxicity due to an imbalance of bacteria and yeast, which we call “dysbiosis.”
When this happens, the lining of the gut becomes full of tiny holes, like swiss cheese, or a leaky bucket. In many places, the lining of the gut is just one cell thick, so leaky gut or “intestinal permeability” can easily happen.
This is a problem because food particles and toxins from the gut are released into the bloodstream, triggering an immune response. A huge toxic burden is imposed on the liver. The liver is overwhelmed by digestive by-products, toxins and inflammatory irritants, and other organs are affected as well.
If you have been dealing with a ton of food sensitivities, and seem to be getting more sensitive to more foods all the time, it could be leaky gut. Instead of doing extensive allergy testing, we would recommend healing the gut, and sealing up those leaks. The food is not the main problem: the problem is that the food you eat is escaping into the bloodstream and triggering an immune response.
SIGNS YOU MAY HAVE A LEAKY GUT
You have digestive issues like constipation, bloating, diarrhea, gas or IBS
You have sensitivities to many foods
You have skin rashes, hives, eczema, psoriasis, or breakouts
You have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chrohn’s disease, or celiac disease
You have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or fibromyalgia
You have allergies or asthma
You have aches, pains or arthritis
HOW TO TREAT LEAKY GUT
Glutamine is key for helping to heal the lining of the gut. Aloe Vera is a good choice, as it contains this to help to heal the gut. Other source are beef, pork, chicken, fish, dairy, all beans & legumes and leafy green vegetables. The glutamine will help to heal the lining of the gut.
The Cleanse is a good protocol if you have leaky gut for a few reasons:
The Cleanse will help you take out the foods that are most irritating to the gut such as gluten, sugar, alcohol and processed foods
The Aloe Vera on the Cleanse will help to get rid of bad bacteria
The digestive enzyme in the Aloe Vera will help you to break down the food you are eating
The liver support in the shakes and herbal tea will help to support the liver from the burden of excess toxins
A strong probiotic is also essential for supporting your immunity and restoring the balance of good bacteria in the gut.
Aloe Vera is an excellent Probiotic for the gut.
Here is some good reading on the signs and symptoms of leaky gut, what causes it and how you can repair it:
HEALTH STARTS FROM THE INSIDE
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