Let’s talk about Leaky Gut!
If you are a little bit of a naggie or have been interested in how your body works, I am sure you came across the term ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’ or ‘gut permeability’ somewhere. It’s so much more than a buzzword.
Did you know that most diseases originate in our gut?
Think about it this way. Most of us are not really mindful about how we treat our gut. Just leaving it to deal with last night's cheese-laden pizza, too many margaritas, antibiotics, painkillers and that extra piece of chocolate cake does not add to a healthy, happy functioning gut, able to perform its purpose in our body. Our gut is so much more than a place that just accepts the bulges of food that we throw at it. It is the first line of defence that acts as a gatekeeper of what may enter the body and what gets discarded, and it is also the place where the absorption of nutrients occurs.
When we treat our gut badly, this important barrier gets damaged. It then wrongly allows food, bacteria and toxins to enter or leak into our system. This sets off alarm bells and invites the immune system to deal with foreign particles. When the gut barrier is damaged it also interferes with the absorption capability of the gut leaving you with the possibility of malabsorption. Remember, it’s not what you eat but what you absorb.
A heightened immune system due to leaky gut and a body being nutrient-poor due to malabsorption is a recipe for disaster. It can birth many diseases including several autoimmune conditions such as MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Celiac and Hashimoto’s as well as asthma, eczema, allergies and autism spectrum disorders and many more.
THE LEAKY GUT QUIZ - Let’s test your gut health!
Do you get any of the below symptoms?
- Constipation and/or diarrhoea
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Mucus or blood in the stool
- Joint pain or swelling, arthritis
- Chronic or frequent fatigue or tiredness
- Sinus or nasal congestion
- Chronic or frequent inflammation
- Eczema, skin rash or hives
- Use of NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen, aspirin)
- History of antibiotic use
- High alcohol consumption
- Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease or Coeliac Disease
- Asthma, hayfever or airborne allergies
- Food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances
- Confusion, poor memory or mood swings
If you answered yes to two or more of the above, you probably have “Leaky Gut”.
So now that you know that you have a leaky gut, I am not going to let you down.
Here’s a few things that are going to help you and support your healthy gut lining:
L Glutamine powder, Lecithin, Biotin, Collagen, Marshmallow, Slippery Elm, Quarcetin and Aloe Vera are all amazing ways to help heal and repair your sensitive gut lining, improve nutrients absorption & digestion.
If you want some personalised nagging, you can also book an online consultation and we will find the root cause and guide you to health.