Struggling With Chronic Digestive Challenges & Not Sure Where To Turn Next?
One Of The BIGGEST Culprits Of Chronic Digestive Problems Is Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)!
Leaky gut syndrome is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society. Research has shown that up to 50% of chronic complaints in the U.S. can be linked back to leaky gut.
Let's explored this a little further...
Think of the lining of your digestive tract like a net with extremely small holes in it. Your gut lining works as a barrier to keep out larger particles...proteins and other foreign substances from entering your blood stream.
When somebody has Leaky Gut, the intestinal lining or "net" gets damaged which can even cause bigger holes to develop. This causes even more particles through such as gluten, undigested food particles, bad bacteria and other toxic waste products. This ultimately causes an immune reaction and a downward spiral in your overall health.
What Causes Leaky Gut?
Here are some of the major causes of leaky gut...
Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances - This seems to be a recurring theme with a lot of health challenges & THIS is WHY we test! We need to remove foods that are harming your intestinal lining and ultimately causing an immune reaction.
Stress - Heightened stress hormones put a complete stop to digestion since your body wants you to deal with the stressor (work, relationships, finances - whatever your stressors may be).
Incomplete Chewing - This allows larger than normal proteins into the bloodstream.
Dysbiosis - Having microbial imbalances in your gut will weaken your GI system, making it less effective, prone to inflammation and weakening your natural defense system.
Medications - Prescription antibiotics are indiscriminate killers - they kill the good AND the bad. Frequent use of NSAIDS such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve etc. can often damage the gut lining.
Alcohol - Alcohol compromises gut health, particularly on an empty stomach. Alcohol abuse makes people much more susceptible to a compromised gut.