The normal causes of leaky gut could be food allergies, joint pain, thyroid disease, slow metabolism and low energy. Millions of people are struggling with the leaky gut syndrome nowadays. Firstly, what’s leaky gut syndrome?
Think of the lining of your digestive tract like a net with extremely small holes in it that only allow specific substances to pass through. Your gut lining works as a barrier keeping out bigger particles that can damage your system.
When someone has leaky gut (often referred to as increased intestinal permeability) the “net” in your digestive tract gets damaged, which causes even bigger holes to develop in your net, so things that normally can’t pass through, are now be able to.
Some of the things that can now pass through include proteins like gluten, bad bacteria and undigested foods particles. Toxic waste can also leak from the inside of your intestinal wall into your blood stream causing an immune reaction.
The common symptoms of leaky gut syndrome:
- Food sensitivities
- Digestive problems
- Weight gain
- Syndrome X
- Thyroid conditions
- Joint pain
- Skin issues like rosacea and acne
There are 4 main causes of leaky gut which include:
- Poor diet
- Chronic stress
- Toxin overload
- Bacterial imbalance.
The good news is there is a solution to healing leaky gut, follow the “3-step” can help you.
The “3-step” are: First, remove foods that damage the gut. The top foods to remove that cause leaky gut are sugar, grains, conventional meat, conventional dairy and GMO foods.
Second, replace with healing foods. Top five recommended healing foods are:
1 ) Bone Broth – broth contains collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine that can help heal your damaged cell walls.
2 ) Raw Cultured Dairy – contains both probiotics and SCFA’s that can help heal the gut. Pastured kefir, yogurt, amasai, butter, and raw cheese are some of the best.
3 ) Fermented Vegetables – contain organic acids that balance intestinal pH and probiotics to support the gut. Sauerkraut, Kimchi, and Kvass are excellent sources.
4 ) Coconut Products – all coconut products are especially good for your gut. The MCFA’s in coconut are easier to digest than other fats so better for leaky gut. Also, coconut kefir contains probiotics that support your digestive system.
5 ) Sprouted seeds – chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds that have been sprouted are great sources of fiber that can help support the growth of beneficial bacteria. But if you have severe leaky gut, you may need to start out getting your fiber from steamed vegetables and fruit.
Third, repair with specific supplements. Some good choices are L-Glutamine, Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Aloe Vera Juice, Quercetin.