Leaky Gut

You Could Have “Leaky Gut”

What is “leaky gut?”

Definition: The gut is naturally permeable to very small molecules in order to absorb vital nutrients. Once these tight junctions get broken apart, you have a leaky gut. When your gut is leaky, things like toxins, microbes, undigested food particles, and more can escape from your intestines and travel throughout your body via your bloodstream. Your immune system marks these “foreign invaders” as pathogens and attacks them.

Signs to Look For:

  1. Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome

  2. Seasonal allergies or asthma

  3. Hormonal imbalances such as PMS or PCOS

  4. Diagnosis of an autoimmune disease

  5. Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia

  6. Mood and mind issues such as depression, anxiety, ADD or ADHD

  7. Skin issues such as acne, rosacea or eczema

  8. Diagnosis of Candida overgrowth

  9. Food sensitivities of food intolerances

  10. Headaches

  11. Joint Pain

  12. Thyroid conditions

Causes of Leaky Gut:

  1. Poor diet

  2. Chronic stress

  3. Bacterial imbalance

  4. Toxic overload

4 Step Plan for Healing:

  1. Remove food and factors that damage the gut

  2. Replace with healing foods

  3. Repair with specific supplements

  4. Rebalance with probiotics

What if you finish reading this article and realize these symptoms exactly describe what you have been dealing with in your health? What if you know one of your friends, family member, or loved ones who is dealing with these exact symptoms? What if you would like to improve or modify your nutrition? What if you want to walk hand in hand with a partner that would hold you accountable for your eating habits? What if you know these changes are necessary to better your health, but you are scared of their side effects? Please do not hesitate to share that new found knowledge with everyone you know.

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