How You Can Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky Gut – All You Need to Know
Research shows causes of food allergies, low energy, joint pain, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions and slow metabolism could be due to leaky gut. It is known in the medical literature for more than a 100 years as “intestinal permeability”.
Millions of people are struggling with it and don’t even know it.
Do You Have Leaky Gut?
If you have these signs and symptoms you may have a leaky gut:
- Joint pain
- Inflammatory skin disorders and rashes
- Food allergies and sensitivities
And all sorts of other health problems that come from the same cause.
If that is your case, I recommend that you take a leaky gut test.
One of the main warning signs that you may have leaky gut is experiencing multiple food sensitivities. Partially digested protein and fat can leak through your intestinal lining, making their way into your bloodstream and causing an allergic response. This leads to a variety of symptoms:
- Digestive problems
- Food sensitivities
- Thyroid conditions
- Joint pain
- Skin issues like rosacea and acne
- Weight gain
Over time it can lead to more severe health issues like:
- inflammatory bowel disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- migraine headaches
- muscle pain and
- Chronic fatigue
- Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS)
There is strong evidence that leaky gut syndrome is a major cause of autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes. And can cause malabsorption of vital minerals and nutrients, including zinc, iron and vitamin B12.
Lecithin and Foods that Cause Leaky Gut
Foods that contain lecithin consumed in higher amounts like wheat, rice, spelt and soy, cause leaky gut.
These foods are easier to digest if sprouted. Fermenting grains reduces phytates and lectins. GMO and hybridized foods tend to be the highest in lectins since they have been modified to fight off bugs. Gluten-containing grains may damage your intestinal lining and potentially cause the leaky gut syndrome. Once your gut is healthy, you can add back in grains that have been fermented and sprouted.
Conventional cow milk that contains protein A1 casein, is another food that can cause leaky gut. The pasteurization process will destroy vital enzymes, making sugars like lactose very difficult to digest.
If you enjoy milk then find raw dairy from A2 cows, goats, sheep or buffalo.
Sugar disturbs the functioning of your digestive system. It feeds the growth of yeast, candida and bad bacteria, which actually creates toxins called exotoxins that damage healthy cells and can eat a hole into your intestinal wall.