It is possible that leaky gut syndrome may be causing other health issues that are affecting you; from weight gain to skin problems, depression, autoimmunity, to food allergies.
gut should contain its contents within the gut.
Leaky gut happens when your intestines develop tiny holes and contents
leak into the body. The gut wall houses up to 80% of your immune system. Up to
80% of the immune system is located within the gut walls, the leak causes
excess inflammation as your immune system tries to deal with the leak. Over
time this can lead to chronic inflammation which is at the root of many modern
illnesses, such as obesity, diabetes, depression, anxiety, autoimmunity, heart
disease, cancer and many more.
everyone with leaky gut has digestive symptoms and sometimes the problem
manifests itself elsewhere in the body. If
you have digestive symptoms such as gas(wind), constipation, diarrhoea,
bloating, cramping, bloody stool, abdominal pain, changes in bowel movements,
smelly stools, IBD, SIBO, candida overgrowth, gastroparesis, dysbiosis, then pretty
much any and all digestive symptoms and disorders may be due to leaky gut
research has suggested that in order for autoimmune disease to be active leaky
gut syndrome must be present, and over 80 have been identified including Celiac
disease, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, alopecia,
and rheumatoid arthritis among others.
substantial number of disorders or diseases could be related to having an
underlying leaky gut, which can include but is not limited to cardiovascular
disease, cancers, thyroid disorders, digestive disorders, urinary conditions,
obesity, reproductive disorders, respiratory disorders, hepatitis, periodontal
disease, and osteoporosis. But there are steps that can be taken to help
alleviate the causes.
gut may also be behind some skin disorders; the connection between skin and gut
health has been well established and many conditions such as acne, hives,
psoriasis, hair loss, rashes, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, and dry skin could
be connected to leaky gut syndrome.
is thought that many brain and mood disorders/conditions such as anxiety,
depression, brain fog, chronic fatigue, migraines, mood swings and cognitive
diseases have a connection to leaky gut syndrome at their roots. The same applies to body and joint pains such
as arthritis, fibromyalgia and other musculoskeletal conditions which have been
connected to increased intestinal permeability according to research.
allergies, sensitivities and intolerances may to some degree have an underlying
issue with leaky gut syndrome; once the gut has healed many patients discover
that their food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances will resolve
testing, low trace minerals are often an indicator of leaky gut. Inflammation inside the digestive tract makes
it difficult for vitamins and minerals to be absorbed through the gut wall and
into the body which may be what is leading to these low mineral readings.
cravings may be a symptom of an overgrowth of bad bacteria within the gut, this
dysbiosis will often disappear once the patient has addressed the health of
their gut lining.
steps which may help to heal a leaky gut include:
all irritating foods and other toxins from the diet and environment.
all toxic foods with those that support digestion and healing foods.
the intestines with nutrients needed to heal the gut wall and underlying immune
to restore a healthy balance of the gut’s microflora.
all main dietary triggers for leaky gut including legumes, dairy, grains,
refined foods, processed foods, and put the focus on relaxing before, during,
and after meals to help optimize digestion, especially while healing. Stress is
bad whether it be mental or physical can trigger leaky gut syndrome.
several drugs, and alcohol are all triggers that have been most studied.
Imbalance in gut microflora, infections, and yeast overgrowth all contribute to
an increasing intestinal permeability. The mouth is the beginning of the GI
tract thus research suggests that poor oral hygiene and dysbiosis in the mouth
can also contribute to increased intestinal permeability.
bad dietary habits with those that are healthy, nourishing, and whole foods can
really help. While healing the digestive system may need some additional
temporary support such as hydrochloric acid, bile salts, or digestive enzymes.
Often those with leaky gut have low stomach acid production that may benefit
from taking apple cider vinegar before meals.
and DHA found in fermented foods, oily fish, ginger, quercetin, and turmeric
all have also been shown to help repair leaky gut.
foods and probiotics will help to reinoculate the gut with healthy bacteria to
restore a healthy ratio of gut bacteria. To help improve the health of the gut
microflora eat a variety of healthy foods and fibres; avoid using antibacterial
cleaners; consume raw/live/unpasteurized fermented foods; and consume a range
of probiotic and prebiotic foods. Keep in mind that it is possible to over
consume one type of bacteria, making it recommended to get probiotics from a
variety of fermented whole food sources.
Leaky gut is
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