Leaky Gut

As humans we wish we could eat whatever we wanted at any time and hope that we don’t gain weight, or our bodies will be able to handle all the toxins one may feed our bodies on a regular basis. Fried food, refined sugar, processed foods and dairy can all lead to your intestine wall breaking down. When you continue feeding your body foods that are not natural to your body it may lead to your intestine wall developing holes which allows the food that isn’t digested to enter directly into your blood stream. Hence the term “leaky gut” when food leaks directly into the blood stream can cause many problems not only today but in the future. Its a reality that at one point or another we will have to make a change in our diets because our body is simply telling us to. For a lot of people though we continue to put our body under stress due to all the food we put in our body that simply is not good and is not feeding your body properly. A lot of the times all of the foods can begin to tear away at the lining of your intestine and by this some substances can get directly into your blood stream. Leaky gut is linked to many other diseases like celiac and Crohns disease and many of today’s doctors look at Leaky gut syndrome as a stop point to another disease.

Possible signs of leaky gut:

  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Poor immune system
  • Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
  • Excessive Fatigue
  • Skin Rashes
  • Arthritis or joint pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, ADD, ADHD
  • Autoimmune Diseases

 

Leaky gut can usually be healed by natural remedies and some life changes. Many foods like dairy, refined sugar, fried food, processed food, caffeine, and alcohol can all attribute to leaky gut. Foods like fish, coconut and olive oils are all good replacements to the foods that may be causing the pain and discomfort. Probiotics may be prescribed to restore the healthy bacteria that may have been loss from the damage done to the intestinal wall. One may begin a cleanse or begin eliminating certain foods from their diet to correct the chemical imbalance occurring in your stomach. One of the biggest things one can do is to try to eat some greens with every meal to increase your nutrients and chlorophyll to heal your intestine wall.