Leaky gut syndrome.. Some of you are probably thinking huh? This condition affects millions of people who don't even know it eventually leading to many other health conditions.
Food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism according to research can be a result of leaky gut syndrome taking its course.
So what is Leaky gut syndrome exactly?
Think of the lining of your digestive tract as a net with very small holes. This net is designed to only allow specific substances through the barrier keeping out particles that can cause damage to your system.
When someone has Leaky gut syndrome the protective net lining is damaged and the small holes have now developed into bigger ones. These bigger holes now allow particles to pass through which are normally not able to such as gluten, undigested foods, bad bacteria and sometimes toxic waste which can leak from inside the intestinal wall straight into the blood stream.
Leaky Gut Syndrome can cause many symptoms as your system responds with inflammation to the intruders spreading throughout the body including;
- Weight gain
- Food senstivities
- Thyroid conditions
- Joint pain
- Acne, Rosacea and other skin conditions
There are four main causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome.... ahhh what do you know mostly lifestyle choices;
- Poor diet
- Chronic stress
- Toxin overload
- Bacterial imbalance
The most common foods that can cause havoc on your digestive system and cause damage to your intestinal wall include;
- Wheat, rice, spelt and soy
- GMO and hybridized foods
- Conventional cows milk
Sugar in particular feeds bad bacteria such as candida and yeast which will damage your gut further.
Stress weakens your bodies immune system over time. When your immune system is under functioning this lowers you ability to fight off invaders such as bad baceria and viruses which cause inflammation leading to leaky gut syndrome.
We are exposed to thousands of chemicals and toxins everyday and the worse which cause leaky gut syndrome being antibiotics, pesticides, chlorine and fluoride and aspirin.
Dysbiosis is one of the leading causes of leaky gut syndrome. Dysbiosis being the imbalance between good and bad bacteria in your gut. The overuse of prescription antibiotic drugs, water with fluoride and chlorine are the most common causes. Some people are even born with an imbalance due to C-section or mothers poor gut health themselves.
You can heal leaky gut syndrome and be on your way to better health by;
- Removing foods and conditions that cause leaky gut syndrome in the first place. All coming down to lifestyle factors and making better choices.