Are you suffering from a ‘Leaky Gut’ that could be contributing towards your health issues, 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 become 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 which can throw your body out of balance (not to mention your hormones) and can weaken your immunity.
Do you have a Leaky Gut?
Do you find yourself to be suffering any of the following:
- Diarrhea, bloating, gas or constipation?
- Nutrient and/or mineral deficiencies?
- Memory loss, fatigue, brain fog and/or migraines?
- Sugar and carb cravings?
- Joint pain or arthritis problems?
- Depression, anxiety, and mood swings?
What can cause a leaky gut?
A leaky gut can be caused by consuming the following: Alcohol, Aspirin such as Ibuprofen, your diet, chronic stress, medication especially prescription medication and yeast.
How to heal a Leaky Gut and restore your health and wellness.
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!
Take Cod Liver Oil and enjoy food high in Omega 3 fatty acids and don’t forget Vitamin A; these are essential nutrients for your immune cells and colon health as does Zinc so try eating some shellfish too!
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.