Could A Leaky Gut Be The Cause Of Your Symptoms?
Do you suffer from? Fatigue? IBS? Rashes? Or Joint Pain?
A “Leaky Gut” can cause of a wide variety of symptoms and diseases.
Including the following:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating or IBS
Rashes, hives, eczema, psoriasis or acne
Joint pains, arthritis
Autoimmune disease, Celiac, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chron’s disease
Leaky gut syndrome happens when the lining of your intestines are damaged by inflammation. Foods including gluten, highly processed foods, medications, stress, intestinal infections and an imbalance of your intestinal bacterial flora are some of the potential causes of a leaky gut.
When the intestinal lining is damaged, inflammation develops resulting in small holes in the intestinal lining causing increased intestinal permeability. The problem comes from small food particles, and toxins that can now “leak” into your blood stream through these holes. Once these substances enter your body they can trigger an inflammatory immune response, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms and diseases.
How to treat a leaky gut? As long as the intestinal lining is damaged food and toxins will continue to enter your blood stream and continue the inflammatory process.
The way to stop this vicious cycle is to heal your intestinal lining.
At Optimal Wellness we use the 5R Restoration Program
Remove offending substances from the diet, while adding targeted nutritional support to help remove unwanted compounds from the body.
Replace digestive enzymes if needed. Digestive factors and enzymes facilitate the breakdown of food. An insuffiency of these enzymes prevents optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Reinoculate the GI tract with a good probiotic (good bacteria) to rebalance your intestinal flora. This balance is import to your overall health including supporting your immune system, GI health, digestion and intestinal barrier function.
Regenerate the GI mucosa through diet and lifestyle changes, enhanced by nutritional support. If needed we may recommend medical food to help repair and maintain intestinal integrity
Retain the health of your GI tract with nutritional support along with healthy eating, adequate sleep, regular exercise, and stress management.