Leaky Gut & Digestive Issues
Leaky Gut Syndrome / Healing Leaky Gut / Diet to Heal Gut
Leaky Gut Syndrome, also called intestinal permeability is when the tight junctions of the mucosal lining of the gut loosen and allow undigested food particles, waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and into the bloodstream. Think of cheesecloth or stockings with ripped holes in them. Since those particles are not supposed to be there, your body sees them as foreign invaders and your immune system turns on to “attack” them. Healing leaky gut is imperative to your overall health and well-being. Leaky Gut can lead to a host of digestive issues like diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating, as well as malnutrition, fatigue, joint pain, depression and even autoimmune disease. Learn more about how leaky gut can affect your health here.
DID YOU KNOW AT LEAST 70% OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS IN YOUR GUT?
Our gut is made up of a mixture of good and bad bacteria. We need both to thrive. But, if our gut microbiome becomes imbalanced and the bad guys take over, this can lead to a lot of dysfunction in the body. If you think of your gut like a lush and abundant garden at its healthiest state, imagine what happens when it becomes overruled by bad bugs—they eat up and destroy the flora and you’re left with dead flowers and erosion. You want your gut to thrive like a beautiful garden. Getting your gut bacteria back in balance is one of the most important things to do to get and stay healthy.
You might not think that gut symptoms have anything to do with other symptoms in the body, like skin issues, headaches, fatigue, mood disorders, low libido and even autoimmune diseases, but because 70% of your immune system lives in your gut, your overall health is reliant on a well balanced and healthy GI system. You don’t have to have obvious gut symptoms either to have other complaints traced back to a GI imbalance. Your gut is still a deciding factor in your function overall.