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Do you have a Leaky Gut?

Do you have Leaky Gut? www.thehealthnutmama.com
There are 4 main causes of Leaky Gut! Read here to see what the symptoms are & if you have it & what to do. www.thehealthnutmama.com

There are 4 main causes of Leaky Gut! Read here to see what the symptoms are & if you have it & what to do. www.thehealthnutmama.com

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the Gut”!

Finally, we now have evidence to back him up.  You might be surprised how many health conditions are a result of having a Leaky Gut.

Causes of Leaky Gut

The four main causes of Leaky Gut are:

  • Poor diet – (such as gluten, dairy, sugar, processed foods & oils, soyGMO’s etc…)
  • Chronic stress 
  • Toxin overload – (such as prescription medications, or over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen,  chemicals in our food & in our personal products)
  • Bacterial imbalance in the gut

The most common components of food that damages the intestinal lining are the proteins found in un-sprouted grains, sugar, GMO’s and conventional dairy.

The problem with un-sprouted grains is that they contain large amounts of anti-nutrients or nutrient blockers called phytates and lectins. Lectins are sugar-binding proteins that act as a natural defense system for plants that protect them from outside invaders like mold and parasites.

This is good news for plants but bad news for your body. Your digestive lining is covered with sugar-containing cells that help break down your food. Lectins gravitate toward this area and when they attach to your digestive lining, it damages your gut and causes inflammation.

Another thing that I didn’t realize that is so harmful is all the chemicals that we put on our body. Our skin is ourLeaky Gut www.thehealthnutmama.com largest organ & absorbs anything we put on it within seconds.

I have had to learn to read labels on everything from what I eat to what I put on my body. Educate yourself. Don’t trust the marketing packages & especially not the government that regulates these. If in doubt, don’t buy. Make your own products using natural ingredients you know you can trust. Coconut Oil & Essential Oils are my best friends.

Symptoms or Conditions of Leaky Gut

  •  Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, Crohn’s  disease (IBS) irritable bowel syndrome or Ulcerative  Colitis
  •  Seasonal allergies or asthma
  •  Hormonal imbalances such as PMS or PCOS
  •  Autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis,  Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple  Sclerosis, Celiac disease, etc…
  •  Chronic fatigue or Fibromyalgia.
  •  Depression, anxiety, lack of  focus, ADD, ADHD, or Autism
  •  Acne, Rosacea, Rashes, Eczema, or Psoriasis
  •  Candida
  •  Food allergies, intolerance’s/sensitivities
  •  Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Thyroid Issues or sluggish metabolism
  • Sick often (2-3 times a year)
  • Cravings
  • Stress
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea 
  • Joint pain, headaches
  • Gluten, dairy or other food sensitivities

Do you have a Leaky Gut? www.thehealthnutmama.com

If you have more than 2-3 of these symptoms, you may be in the beginning stages of Leaky Gut. Cleaning up your diet & changing your lifestyle will likely prevent you from getting a full-blown leaky gut. Do it now. Don’t wait until you are full blown to start like I did.

If you answered yes to more than 4, you more than likely have a Leaky Gut. You need to take action now. It will only get worse as time goes on.  Trust me. I know first hand about this.

How to Heal

*If you want more detailed information regarding Leaky Gut, read the book “Eat Dirt” by Dr. Josh Axe.

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