Do you have diarrhea, bloating, gas or constipation?
Do you feel as though you might have nutrient and/or mineral deficiencies?
Do you suffer from memory loss, fatigue, brain fog and/or migraines?
Do you have strong sugar and carb cravings?
Do you suffer from joint pain or arthritis problems?
Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, and mood swings?
If you responded “yes” to any of the issues above, you may be suffering from a ‘Leaky Gut’ that could be preventing you from reaching your desired health and wellness goals.
Your gastrointestinal tract (GI) is a long tube inside the body that runs from your mouth to your anus (excuse me, it all sounds rather crude; but it’s true!) When talking about a ‘leaky gut’ we’re talking about a specific section of your gut, your small intestines.
When the lining of your small intestines becomes damaged, it causes undigested foods, toxins and bacteria to ‘leak’ through the intestines into the bloodstream causing diarrhea, migraines, IBS, fatigue, food allergies, arthritis and more…
A ‘leaky gut’ prevents your damaged cells from creating the bacteria it needs to properly aid digestion as a result this can prevent your body from absorbing nutrients. This can throw your body out of balance (not to mention your hormones) and can weaken your immunity.
A leaky gut can be caused by consuming alcohol, aspirin such as Ibuprofen, your diet, chronic stress, medication (especially prescription medication), and yeast.
The key to healing a leaky gut is to again, make the necessary changes to you diet by eliminating the foods your body is considering to be toxic such as caffeine, alcohol, soy, and refined sugar...
You should also eliminate 100% of Gluten and Casein (dairy protein) from your diet for at least 100 days (and no cheating because this may prevent you from healing meaning you’d need to start this process all over again!)
Some foods you should focus on are foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin A, and Zinc. These are essential nutrients for your immune cells and colon health.
You should also start to include healthy fats such as coconut and olive oil, avocado, and flax seeds. These probiotics restore healthy bacteria in your GI and helps rejuvenate the lining of your intestinal walls.