What is a leaky gut?
A leaky gut is a term used in functional medicine and nutrition to describe what happens when your gut isn’t completely healthy and when you have gut issues that are effecting other aspects of your health such as autoimmune conditions.
How to you increase your gut health?
5 Steps to Better Gut Health– Start with this article that gives you some good steps to get started.
I’ve also found that for most people making healing your gut a priority is the best way to improve it. Start by thinking about and focusing on the impact that the food you eat, the water you drink, the products you put on your skin and so forth are having on your digestive health.
What are leaky gut symptoms?
There are a variety of symptoms with an autoimmune condition being the most common. You cannot have an autoimmune condition and not have leaky gut.
What health problems are caused by leaky gut?
Here is a post to help you better understand if your allergies are being caused by leaky gut.
From my personal experience, I have to say that if in doubt, if your health problems are being caused by leaked gut, then just assume they are and working on getting and maintaining good gut health.
So what can you do to fix your gut and have good gut health?
The food you eat is the number one key.
You also want to avoid the worst foods for gut health. These include things like gluten, dairy, GMO foods, processed foods, sugar, and sodas.
That said, making sure that you always eat the right foods for gut health can be easier said than done.
Here are some tips on how to create a meal plan to fix leaky gut. The basic concept behind it is to focus on eating mostly fruits and vegetables with some meats. You may or may not be able to handle seeds and nuts especially in the beginning. Grains should be completely avoided and you should also be getting plenty of probiotics. Most people will need to add in a probiotic supplement.
Another factor that can play a role in the health of your gut, is heavy metals and toxins. A lot of us have problems with these even if we aren’t aware that we have them. If you are worried about this and think it might be a big problem for you, you can ask your doctor to do a blood test for it. You might have to pay for it out of pocket though as a lot of insurance companies won’t cover it.
Here is some advice on how to do a gut health detox. You also want to make sure to go slowly if you have chronic problems and avoid trying to eliminate everything at once.
Be aware that most traditional medicine doctors will ignore the root of the problem and attempt to fix your problem with anti-acids and other drugs. This is the absolute worst thing you can do and can make an already leaky gut worse.
If you need help working on this, I am more than happy to help. I have a lot of experience in this area. Book a wellness consult with me and let’s talk about how I can help you.