Leaky gut syndrome is one of those insidious ailments affecting millions of people around the world. Our Doctors Clinic uses the term insidious because the majority of individuals suffering from this debilitating problem are totally unaware that they have it. From the sound of it, you may think that leaky gut syndrome only affects the gut, but the reality is that what starts out as a gut problem ends up doing a great deal of damage elsewhere in the body.
Think of the lining of your digestive tract like a net with extremely small holes in it – allowing only a select few substances to pass through it. Your gut lining acts as a barrier that keeps out harmful substances. When it erodes, those harmful substances pass through and do a great deal of damage to your body. The image below does a brilliant job of describing exactly what happens when one has a leaky gut.
Looks scary, doesn’t it? Well, there’s no need to worry. There is a way to treat this issue, and you can return to great health. It just takes time, and a great deal of effort on your part to eat the correct foods and avoid the bad foods. Our doctors at Doctors Clinic Houston are going to go the full 10 yards to give you all the information you need to end the leaky gut madness.
Before we talk about the treatment, let’s focus on the symptoms. If you don’t have any of these symptoms, then the chances that you have leaky gut are infinitesimal. If you do, then its best that you become not only more vigilant, but more proactive in finding out what is wrong. The inimitable Ayn Rand once said, “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” That is the mentality you need to accept and live by, if you want to combat this incredibly destructive health issue. You need to fight tooth and nail to get rid of it. And if that means reading this entire article, and then looking into the problem for another 4 or 5 hours, then it’ll definitely be worth the time.
The symptoms for leaky gut are the following:
- Thyroid conditions
- Joint pain
- Skin issues like rosacea and acne
- Digestive problems
- Brain Fog
What Causes Leaky Gut?
The four main causes of leaky gut which include:
- Poor diet
- Chronic stress
- Toxin overload
- Bacterial imbalance
There are other causes, but these cover the most common ones. Finding out that you have leaky gut is scary, but knowing what causes can be its own anodyne, for you know that there is a cure!
The 4-Step Plan to Heal Leaky Gut
- REMOVE foods and factors that damage the gut
- REPLACE with healing foods
- REPAIR with specific supplements
- REBALANCE with probiotics
The foods you need to eat are the following:
- Bone Broth
- Raw Cultured Dairy
- Fermented Vegetables
- Coconut Products
- Flaxseeds and Hempseeds
Eat these foods and you will well be on your way to recovering from such a pernicious health issue.