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What is Leaky Gut?

Allergies. IBS. Autoimmune disease.

Leaky gut.

 

Leaky gut? What the heck is that? It’s not good, that’s for sure. And it could eventually kill you.

 

It’s estimated the vast majority of people suffer with leaky gut and many go undiagnosed. Often given inappropriate patent drugs that further poison their already malnourished and toxic bodies.

Leaky Gut, person holding there stomach from pain.

What happens when the gut has a leak?

 

First of all, the gut – namely the small intestine -  is like a net with small holes in it. Over time, improper foods, medications, etc. destroy the stomach’s net. Holes in the “net” get bigger allowing undigested food particles and bad bacteria to pass into the bloodstream.

 

The body recognizes these invaders as toxins and promotes an allergic response to foods creating food sensitivities, skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, progressing into autoimmune disease.

“All disease begins in the gut.”

-Hippocrates, Father of Medicine

Hippocrates, Father of Medicine quote "All disease begins in the gut."
Do you suffer from leaky gut?

 

If you eat the Standard American Diet, known as SAD, your gut is most likely full of holes. The SAD diet consists of foods high in unhealthy fat, refined sugar and table salt. Foods typically found in the American diet. Large amounts of processed meats, packaged foods, generally canned vegetables and white bread. Processed junk foods and overcooked foods create an unhealthy gut environment which weakens the immune system and leads to leaky gut. 

 

You may experience one or more of these leaky gut symptoms:

 

  • Allergies including Celiac

  • Depression & Autism

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis)

  • Nutrient Malabsorption

  • Respiratory Disease

  • Thyroid Disorders

  • Various Skin Issues (Acne & Psoriasis)

Good Rule of Thumb:

If you can't pronounce it, and don't understand the meaning of the word,

DON'T EAT IT!

Why Aren’t Doctors Diagnosing Leaky Gut Syndrome?

 

Leaky gut is a medical mystery to mainstream doctors. Conventional medical training does not include leaky gut syndrome despite the fact the gut is the body’s largest immune system organ.

 

Professional Help for a Leaky Gut

 

Mainstream doctors can’t help you. In fact, conventional doctors have virtually no nutritional training, even though diet and lifestyle are the foundations of good health and wellness.

 

Fortunately, for those lucky enough to discover they are suffering with "leaky gut," there are doctors trained in “real medicine” - doctors who know how to help you heal your own body. 

 

If you’re concerned that you might have a leaky gut, peruse

Dr. Josh Axe’s

4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut.

 

Dr. Axe is a functional medicine doctor. Like other holistic physicians, his practice addresses the root cause of health problems (diet & lifestyle) instead of attempting to suppress symptoms with dangerous lab-created patent drugs. 

 

A leaky gut can poison your body, and kill you.

 

If you suffer with digestive issues it's crucial you find a physician that can help you understand how to heal it. Over 80% of your immune system is in your gut. If your gut environment is unhealthy every facet of your physical, mental and emotional body will be negatively impacted. 

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The information on this site is not intended to replace the advice of a holistic healthcare provider who may be familiar with your individual health-related issues.