Most people assume that leaky gut syndrome or “intestinal hyperpermeability” only affects your digestive system, but it affects the entire functioning of your body, and ultimately, your health. Millions of people struggle with this condition every day. Over two-thirds of our immune system is located in the gut and your digestive system has its’ own brain, called the enteric nervous system (ENS), also known as your second brain. Digestive distress ultimately prevents us from fully engaging in our lives.
Leaky gut syndrome may be the cause of your: food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow or fast metabolism.
It is, therefore, possible to transform your health by healing your gut. A healthy digestive tract, only allows certain substances to pass through. The gut lining works as a barrier to keep out bigger, more harmful particles that can damage your system. If your digestive system or the lining of your gut gets damaged, toxins that normally can’t pass through, are now able to.
These toxins include: proteins, like gluten, bad bacteria, and undigested food particles.
According to draxe.com, toxic waste can also leak from the inside of the intestinal wall into your bloodstream causing chronic inflammation which triggers an immune reaction. Your entire system can become inflamed and it can cause problems such as:
- Food sensitivities
- Thyroid conditions
- Joint pain
- Skin issues like rosacea and acne
- Digestive problems
Weight gain If left untreated, it can lead to more severe health issues like: chronic fatigue, MS, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, IBS, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, depression, anxiety, migraine headaches, muscle pain and chronic fatigue.
The four main causes of leaky gut include:
- Bacterial Imbalance
- Poor Diet
- Toxin overload
- Chronic Stress
In order to heal “leaky gut”, you need to cut out foods & toxins that damage the gut, replace these with healing foods; use specific supplements to repair the gut lining & finally, rebalance with probiotics.