Leaky Gut

Do you suspect you have Leaky Gut?

Ewwww sounds awful, right?  What exactly is Leaky Gut and what does it mean to have it?

Leaky Gut is a condition that occurs when undigested and unrecognizable particles  pass through the permeable lining of the intestine into the bloodstream.   In a normally functioning intestine, the digested food passes through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream to nourish the body.  The waste products that the body no longer needs pass through the intestines and produce a bowel movement.  The difference between the healthy and the damaged intestine is that in the healthy intestine the particles that pass through the intestine into the bloodstream are digested.  In the damaged intestine, the particles are undigested.  When the intestine is extremely damaged, the person begins reacting to all foods whether they are healthy, unhealthy, digested or undigested.

When leaky gut is an issue, undigested food particles pass through the gut lining into the bloodstream.  The body believes it is being invaded  so the body launches an attack.

Some experts believe that leaky gut can be the cause of allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bowel dysfunction, asthma, arthritis, inflammation, other auto immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, skin breakouts, rashes, weight gain, headaches, low energy, and chronic fatigue.

How on earth does one GET Leaky Gut?  The main causes include poor diet, excessive, ongoing, chronic stress, toxins in the diet and the environment, bacteria, and medications.

I’m sure most people can easily connect the main causes of leaky gut listed above and a few of  their current habits.  So, how does one HEAL leaky gut?  Clearly, diet intervention is crucial.  The foods that must be eliminated are wheat, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, all processed  food, sugar, all non-organic foods, all GMO foods, excessive caffeine and alcohol.  It is also possible to be senstive to healthy foods.  A specific, individualized elimination diet can help reveal unusual food sensitivities.  Some people thrive on a vegan diet while others need small amounts of high quality animal protein in order to thrive.

Supplements are the next step.  Supplementation can be very individual.  However, the essential supplements include L- Glutamine, digestive enzymes, and probiotics.

Finally,  body balance, proper alignment, nervous system relaxation, normal organ mobility, and stress management are all essential.  My Body Whisperer Technique is a non manipulative hands on technique that sets your body up to heal.  Leaky Gut and the resulting syndrome/symptoms you experience will heal if you combine The Body Whisperer Technique, diet and lifestyle changes.  Healing is possible!

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