Leaky Gut, how can this condition be harmful to you?


Let’s define leaky gut.
Leaky gut provides unpleasant imagery of intestinal contents spilling into your body. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happens, and the results are a wide variety of chronic health issues. When compounds from your intestines pass through a damaged gut wall into your sterile environment, which contains your bloodstream, these unwanted compounds can possibly trigger various health conditions: skin problems, joint pain, chronic pain, autoimmune disease, mysterious symptoms, puffiness, fatigue, brain fog, depression, anxiety disorders, poor memory, asthma, food allergies, sensitivities, seasonal allergies, fungal infections, migraines, arthritis, PMS, and much more.

Leaky gut is also referred to as intestinal permeability, and this means the lining of your small intestine has become inflamed, damaged, and overly porous. This allows undigested foods, bacteria, molds, and other compounds to enter into your bloodstream. Because these compounds don’t belong in your body, your immune system views them as toxic waste and attacks them. This in turn causes inflammation, which is at the heart of so many chronic health problems in 2014.

As a colon therapist   I help my clients living in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and the South Bay, use colon hydrotherapy to help them with various chronic colon related issues, including leaky gut, constipation, obesity, chronic fatigue and sleep problems.  Leaky gut is now medically and scientifically recognized.

Leaky gut was once maligned by conventional medicine as naturopathic folklore, but researchers have now validated it and linked it with many chronic health disorders. It’s fortunate this condition is now being recognized and gaining a foothold because the gut is our largest immune system organ. Several studies have now linked it with inflammatory bowel disorders, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, type 1 diabetes, depression, psoriasis, and more. Given the influence of gut health on your immunity, repairing leaky gut is vital to managing any chronic health disorder. 

How to repair leaky gut

It’s important to know what contributed to your leaky gut when you begin to repair it as this will improve your chances of recovery. However, diet is foundational regardless of the cause.

This is because the most common cause of leaky gut is a poor diet of processed foods and excess sugars. Food intolerances also play a major role, especially gluten intolerance. A leaky gut diet, also known as an autoimmune diet, has a strong track record of helping you repair your leaky gut condition. Keeping blood sugar stable is very important as when your blood sugar gets too low or too high will strongly contribute to your leaky gut. This requires eating regularly enough so you don’t avoid too many carbohydrates  and acids, that can send your blood sugar soaring and then crashing.

Other common causes of leaky gut include antibiotic use; overuse of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, drinking too much alcohol, an imbalance of gut bacteria (we have an amazing 29 strain stable probiotic available), hypothyroidism, and autoimmunity. Many nutrients can help repair your leaky gut, but it’s important to really address what caused your problem. If you have an autoimmune condition, managing leaky gut can be a lifelong process requiring food restrictions and careful attention to lifestyle in order to prevent provoking inflammation and flare ups.

A leaky gut protocol is foundational to improving your health. Not only can this protocol relieve symptoms but it can also improve your energy level, enhance your feeling of wellbeing, make you happier, and clear your head.  For more information call Talya Meldy, at Clear Way Health Clinic at: (310) 391-2017 From 9 AM to 7 PM, 7 days per week.

*These statements found in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA, nor is this information designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any diseases.  Please seek medical attention from a licensed doctor if you are having medical problems.


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