The term ‘Leaky Gut” refers to gut permeability. It happens when the lining of your gut (stomach and intestines) develop holes in them where particles that are not supposed to reach the bloodstream pass through. Your gut lining acts as a barrier that keeps out larger items that can damage your system. There are many things that can cause leaky gut, here are some:
-use of anitbiotics
-use of pharmaceutical meds or over the counter meds
-bacterial imbalance (imbalance of good/bad bacteria caused by antibiotics, over use of prescription drugs, lack of probiotics in the diet, chlorine and fluoride).
-the most common components of foods that can cause leaky gut are the protein in unsprouted grains (lectins), sugars, diary, gmos and gluten
SYMPTOMS OF LEAKY GUT-
bloating, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disease, allergies, IBS, mood issues, autism, skin problems
Some of the MAIN foods that cause aggravation to your gut causing leaky gut are:
RICE, SPELT, SOY & WHEAT (ALL GLUTEN)
Things that can help heal your leaky gut:
- REMOVE- the main factor in healing leaky gut is to remove the triggers that are causing it.
Replace with foods/supplements that heal: bone broth, cultured diary, fermented vegetables, coconut products, sprouted seeds.
SUPPLEMENTS TO HELP HEAL:
–Digestive Enzymes-I use this one by GHC and its amazing and will not only help you digest foods you eat, but will cleanse you of candida
Please see links above for the items I recommend.