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Leaky Gut Syndrome & How Kickstart Healing

Leaky Gut Syndrome.
​​​​​​​Food intolerances, stress, processed foods & a lot of the effects listed above can cause us to develop leaky gut syndrome. This is where the gut gets damaged & the separations of tight junctions between the cells of the gut wall. This means that undigested or partially digested foods cross through the gut wall & enter the blood stream. They are known as the particles produce an effect in the body similar to that of an invading host of bacteria, provoking a strong immune response.
Potential causes of leaky gut syndrome:
  • Gluten
  • Stress
  • Processed foods
  • Sugar
  • Dairy
  • GMOs
  • Antibiotics
  • Toxins
  • Pathogens
  • Bacterial imbalance
Mass inflammation occurs to try to flush the particles away To deal with the particles the immune system clumps together to try to eat the particles, forming antigens as a protective measure. This should deal with the particles however in some cases & as the problem gets worse through what we are eating the system gets overloaded & the inflammation suppresses the immune system. It’s like a war of enzymes going on inside your stomach – to deal with ever increasing invaders the enzymes for large complexes which travel around the body & can actually find their way into joints which can actually cause joint pain & inflammation.
How to fix a leaky gut?
The good news is that all of this can be helped & hopefully reversed! There are definite positive steps to take towards restoring & optimising gut health & creating a happy environment in your belly…
Step 1: Remove all irritants from your diet. Basically everything listed in the above section. This will curb any more damage to the gut lining.
Step 2: Replace with healing foods:
  • Drink lots of bone broth. This is the holy grail of gut health!Bone broth has soooo many benefits to it, great for the gut, has many great aminos & fats in it, good for recovery & also my skin, nails & hair quality got visibly got better after drinking it for a week due to the collagen contained in it. Bone broth will keep you looking young! I also had plantar fasciitis earlier in the year which didn’t budge for a while. Drinking bone broth for 3 days seriously brought down the pain in the foot. I guess it’s so nutritionally beneficial as you’re drinking the marrow which makes the good stuff that keep our bodies functioning. It’s also the connective tissue that our tendons & ligaments are made from in liquid form.Other benefits include restoring your gut health by sealing the holes in the gut lining as it contains high levels of gelatin in it. This helps the intestines & can aid recovery from constipation, diarrhea & some food intolerances.BB also can protect your joints as it contains high levels of glucosomine, helps you sleep due to the glycerine contained in it, bolsters the immune system to protect you from getting a cold, contains magnesium, phosphorous & calcium which help strengthen your bones, boosts your energy & is a great project to cook as well. I love it! You can find my recipe for it here:
  • Raw cultured dairy products (stay away from cows milk!)   Kefir, yogurt, amasai, butter and raw cheese are some of the best & are also probiotic in nature.
  • Fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut, kimchi and kvass are awesome sources. They contain organic acids that balance intestinal pH and probiotics to support the gut.
  • Coconut products & especially coconut oil.
  • Sprouted seeds such as flax, chia & hemp seeds.
  • Foods high in Omega-3 fats.

Step 3: Supplement with L-Glutamine, Glutathione, probiotics, liquorice root, quercetin & digestive enzymes. You don’t need to take all of these necessarily. They all work to seal the gut.

Step 4: It can be helpful to go on a vegan & bone broth diet while doing all of this to put your body in an alkaline state, giving it a better shot at recovering.

Step 5: Maintain restored gut health by eating & drinking well. Keep drinking bone broth. In fact if you do nothing else drink bone broth as it’s probably the best thing on the list for healing the gut health.

I hope this helps, let me know how you get on! 🙂

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