You may have Leaky Gut Syndrome if…
Some medical terms leave you guessing about what they are referring to. That is definitely not the case with leaky gut syndrome. If you suffer from this health condition, your gut has sprung a leak. This problem unfortunately has recently (in the 21st century) been linked to a number of seemingly unrelated health concerns, as well as chronic diseases.
As Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” So when you notice 2 or more of the following symptoms, treat your leaky gut syndrome immediately to keep it from leading to other health problems.
- Specific Food Sensitivities – A sensitivity to gluten, dairy, and other foods can be a sign that you suffer from intestinal hyperpermeability, the fancy term for leaky gut syndrome.
- Chronic Skin Conditions – The connection between your gut and your skin was first described in the 1940s. Acne, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions could be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome.
- Neurocognitive Disorders – Frequent depression, anxiety and stress, and even autism, are often linked to an inflamed digestive system.
- Thyroid Issues – Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic thyroiditis, is a health condition which can lead to fatigue, weight gain, depression, a poorly functioning metabolism and other health concerns.
- Inflammatory Bowel Conditions – Crohn’s disease, IBS (inflammatory bowel disease) and other problems associated with the inflammation of your digestive tract and gut are frequently symptoms of intestinal hyperpermeability.
5 Step Action Plan to Recover from Leaky Gut
1 – Recognize symptoms and decide if it could be related to a Leaky Gut
- Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation
- Fatigue, generally feeling ill
- Muscle aches
- Inflammation such as redness, heat, pain, and swelling.
2 – Remove foods known to cause Leaky Gut
- Cow’s milk and products made from it
- Whole grain wheat and glutens
- Tap water with chlorine and/or fluoride
- Sugar and salt
- Artificial sweeteners, colorings, preservatives
- Alcoholic beverages
3 – Replace bad foods with Healing foods
- Olive Oil
- Cherries, Berries
- Bell peppers
- Salmon and fatty fish/omega-3s
- Green leafy veggies and cruciferous veggies
4 – Repair gut with herbs and supplements
- Aloe vera
- Licorice Root
5 – Rebalance Gut Flora
- Digestive enzymes
- Organic Salts
- Hydrochloric acid supplements
- Reduce Stress