Hippocrates, the father of Modern Medicine, once suggested that “all disease begins in the gut.” Long after this idea, researches have now evidence that this concept might have basis. There are various studies discussing our widening understanding of gut function, immunity and how our modern lifestyles, and specifically our diets, can adversely contribute to our overall health by causing damage to our digestive system.
Health experts today have suggested that leaky gut syndrome affects more than 80 percent of the population, though there are still studies that are being conducted to verify the true number. This digestive condition can be hard to hard to diagnose but is expected to emerge as one of the most significant medical concepts of the modern era.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Medical studies have indicated that a lot of our chronic and autoimmune diseases emerge from gastrointestinal complications. A significant portion of the studies have centered around damage to the protective lining of the intestines, or what is commonly known as leaky gut syndrome (intestinal permeability).
Leaky gut syndrome occurs the gut lining’s permeability allows bacteria, toxins, undigested food particles and other harmful substances to pass through in your bloodstream, where they don’t belong. The intestinal leaks pose danger to your overall health. The foreign substances entering the blood can lead to inflammation and may trigger autoimmune and chronic diseases. It may also cause allergic reactions including eczema, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, arthritis and migraines.
With the leaky gut syndrome, the damaged cells in the intestines are not able to produce the enzymes needed in order to perform the proper digestive process. Consequently, because of poor digestion, your body is not able to absorb all the essential nutrients it need. This can lead to hormonal imbalances which in turn can compromise your immune system.
The Causes of Leaky Gut
In most cases leaky gut syndrome can be attributed to your diet. Certain foods including soy, dairy and gluten can trigger an immune response. Your body can treat these foods as foreign and produce antibodies to fight them off, resulting to inflammation and allergic reactions and condition like headaches, diarrhea, fatigue and joint pain.
Leaky gut syndrome can also be triggered by the medication that you are taking. Medicines like aspirin, pain relievers, antibiotics or steroids can cause irritation in your intestinal lining and as a result damage the protective mucus layers. This intestinal irritation can start or continue the inflammation cycle that causes intestinal permeability.
1. Pro-inflammatory foods cause inflammation in the GI tract and damage the cells in the epithelial tissue (gut tissue) thus causing holes in the gut lining.
- Legumes and lentils
- Processed vegetables oils
- Refined sugar and carbohydrates
- Preservatives and additives in processed foods
- Non-organic animal products
2. Chronic stress and exposure to high-stress conditions can cause chronic inflammation by weakening your body’s immunity. When your immune system is compromised, it cannot properly defend itself against foreign bacteria, viruses and other harmful pathogens in the environment. They will have the opportunity to attack your body and contribute to inflammation which then causes leaky gut.
3. A lack of healthy gut bacteria. Probiotics are essential for keeping bad bacteria out of your digestive system. They also play an essential role in strengthening the gut lining, which helps stop leaky gut syndrome. Factors such as chronic stress, consuming the wrong kind of food, and antibiotic use can all contribute to depleting your body’s natural supply of good bacteria.
Common Signs of Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Chronic diarrhea, bloating, or constipation
- Memory loss, brain fog
- Cravings for sugar or carbs
- Anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD
- Since leaky gut syndrome is primarily caused by your diet, the key to healing it also lies in changing your diet and elimination irritant foods. You can start to try eliminating common food trigger such as gluten, refined sugar, caffeine, soy and alcohol. Eat more fresh vegetables and fruit and avoid over-processed foods. You can also include healthy fats (fish, coconut, olive oil, flax, avocado) and increase your consumption of probiotics and L-glutamine, an amino acid that can rejuvenate your intestinal wall lining. Living a well-balanced, stress free and active life will also benefit your overall well-being.
ANF Therapy Heals Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky gut is condition that is not typically diagnosed but could be affecting the health of many people. Irritation can start or continue the inflammation cycle in the gut leading to intestinal permeability. ANF Therapy address the root cause of this problem by removing invisible inflammation, toxins, and free radicals.
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