If you haven’t heard of a “leaky gut” before your mind is likely wandering at the term. Let us clarify a few things about this trending topic.
Yes, your gut can ‘leak’. However, the meaning of this term is not necessarily what you think, and you may not necessarily experience symptoms with your digestive tract.
Leaky gut (also referred to as “intestinal permeability”) is actually linked to a host of chronic diseases and symptoms, ranging from eczema, rosacea, PMS, PCOS, and autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis and many more.
So what’s happening?
Your digestive system is a sensitive system. Naturally, your gut is protected by a mucosal lining that helps to absorb nutrients and package them into energy for the rest of your body. This mucosal layer also serves as a superhero for your gut, putting up a shield against toxic invaders, so that they don’t get through the gut and enter into your bloodstream. This is a great thing, because it means that the food we consume doesn’t stand a chance at getting through the gut lining, but instead, joyfully gets absorbed, packaged up, and used as energy, making its way along the rest of the digestive tract, and exiting in a well-formed state.
But the gut, or more specifically the mucosal lining, is sensitive to many things, and eventually even the toughest of shields will let specific invaders get through. This causes a major disruption in the tight junctions of the gut: in the same way cement holds a brick wall together, tight junctions hold together the lining of the gut. When these get disrupted, there are openings in our gut that welcome the food and other particles and toxins into our bloodstream.
When your body sees the food and other particles in your blood, the immune system is activated and inflammation occurs.
Inflammation is a natural physiological response. But when we don’t find the solution to the cause of inflammation, this physiological response continues to occur; and the body may even begin to lauch and attack on itself (autoimmunity).
The invaders linked to disrupting our tight junctions and causing autoimmune conditions, chronic disease, and unwelcome inflammatory skin conditions are varied and may include:
· Conventional dairy products
· Poor diet / diet high in sugar & processed foods
· Use of NSAIDs and antibiotics
· Environmental toxins, including genetically modified foods
Oftentimes for many individual sufferers of longstanding and confusing conditions, leaky gut may be the culprit and committing to following these steps will help to heal leaky gut!
The Leaky Gut Therapy Kit is a terrific way to speed up this process, as it not only helps you to better absorb and assimilate nutrients with its Intensive Enzymes (taking a load off your gut while it’s trying to heal), but also works to decrease inflammation with its special formulated Inflammation Support. Complete with a therapeutic dose of Acute Probiotics, the mucosal lining will receive the nutrients it needs to destroy excess bacteria and toxins. You’ll also close up the tight junctions that have been opened up by the invaders with the Healing Fibre, which contains a therapeutic dose of L-glutamine: the only amino acid linked to filling in the tight junctions.
Cut out the offenders. Though supplementation is a necessary and supportive requirement to heal your gut, leaky gut may persist if irritating foods are still being consumed. Instead, try introducing gut-healing bone broths, which can be used as stalks in your favourite soups; or sauerkraut, which offers probiotics and live enzymes that your gut adores. Also adding in more cruciferous veggies and leafy greens can be very beneficial!
Rid your stressors: whether you engage in deep breathing, a light jog, or a much-needed chill time with your loved ones, lifestyle changes are necessary when it comes to healing your gut. A lifestyle that is in a constant state of distress makes it difficult for the body to absorb nutrients and heal; instead, energy is exerted on lowering stress. Take time for you and watch your body heal itself!
By committing to a gut-healing supplement regime, like LGS Gut Therapy kit, dietary and lifestyle changes, you have the capacity to take control of your health. Whether longstanding, autoimmune, or a new-found rash, it’s time to look at your gut. Good gut health is good health.