When something is leaking (like a roof or the oil in your car) it’s never a good thing—usually damage and destruction are the end result.
Well, this is especially true of a leaky gut wall!
That’s because your gut is SO much more than just the road from your stomach to “Uranus!”
It houses between 70-80 percent of your immune system.
It has its own nervous system and intelligence! If the nerves between your gut and brain were ever severed, your gut could continue to function on its own.
And your health from head to toe (as well as your LIFE) depends on its ability to eliminate wastes, absorb nutrients and protect you from external dangers.
Cheesecloth or colander?
When it's healthy, your gut wall is like a piece of cheesecloth.
It has tiny spaces between the cells in its lining that are just big enough to let properly digested food molecules through, so they can get into your bloodstream to nourish you.
But it's also woven tightly enough to securely contain foods that are NOT properly broken down, as well as toxins, dangerous bacteria and viruses.
These "invaders" are "jailed" in your cheesecloth gut until they can be eliminated with your BMs.
This is a perfect system designed by Nature to keep you nourished and at the same time protect you from sickness and danger.
Unless your gut wall starts to resemble a colander, that is.
The land of the leaky
When the spaces between your intestinal cells instead start to resemble a colander, toxins and bacteria have a green light to enter your bloodstream, as well as food particles that are too big to be used for nourishment.
When this happens, the immune cells in your bloodstream launch an attack and stir up inflammation because these too-large food particles are seen as a harmful invader.
At the same time your immune system produces antibodies against this new "enemy" so it can recognize it in the future.
So, for example, if some poorly broken-down egg molecules get into your bloodstream, you may eventually find yourself getting sick from eggs—this is how a food sensitivity is created.
This is also one way that autoimmune diseases can be triggered, because your immune system gets mixed up and becomes hypersensitive…and eventually begins attacking your healthy cells too!
The master of disguise
Leaky gut is a master of disguise and causes a wide variety of symptoms—so it’s frequently missed by healthcare professionals and instead you are given drugs for your symptoms.
Here are symptoms that are seen with leaky gut but are usually blamed on something else:
- Abdominal pain
- Anxiety; nervousness
- Bloating; gas
- Chronic joint or muscle pain
- Low immune function
- Mood swings
- Recurrent infections
If you have any of the above symptoms and they can't otherwise be explained, or you find yourself taking one medication after another but never feeling better, alas, you may be leaking.
How do I spring a leak?
Some of the common causes of a leaky gut wall include:
- Chronic stress
- Unfiltered tap water
- Excessive alcohol intake
- Harmful bacteria, parasites and yeast
- Use of NSAIDs, steroids, birth control pills, acid reducers or antibiotics
But the biggest cause of leaky gut is YOUR DIET.
Your diet can cause leaky gut in these 3 ways:
#1- Destroying your friendly gut flora
The refined carbs and soda that are so prevalent in our diets today cause an influx of sugar which nourishes the harmful bacteria in your gut, and eventually they overcome your beneficial bacteria and "eat away" at your intestinal lining.
#2- Poor digestion
Inadequate digestion leads to poorly broken-down food molecules that can bump up against the intestinal wall, eventually bullying their way through and opening the door for a leak.
#3- Low fiber
The standard low-fiber American diet causes constipation and a lengthy bowel transit time. With wastes remaining in your intestines longer that they should, harmful bacteria in your feces can irritate your gut wall.
A leaky gut healing protocol
A smart healing protocol for leaky gut is to avoid refined carbs and concentrate on whole foods, promote better digestion, and support your precious gut wall.
Here’s what you need to do:
Promote better digestion
The Great Taste No Pain health system can show you how to create delicious meals made from nourishing real foods that are much easier for your system to digest. All it takes are a few simple changes to the foods you pair together, and it can make all the difference in the world for you!
I’m talking about things like less gas and bloating, no more heartburn and more regular BMs!
Plus you’ll get a collection of yummy recipes to boot.
Also, Digestizol Max enzyme formula can also help promote better digestion by supporting your body’s own digestive enzymes and easing the burden on your GI tract. Unfortunately, many of us have taxed our body’s enzyme making capabilities by eating lots of processed foods and complex meals, and sooner or later you can run short.
Digestizol Max’s complete blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes can give your system the boost it needs, and its anti-inflammatory herbs can help soothe an inflamed, leaky intestinal tract.
Support your gut wall
When it comes to supporting a healthy gut wall, Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula is a MUST!
The friendly bacteria in your system help to keep your gut wall strong, as well as assisting with digestion and keeping harmful bacteria under control…so it’s crucial to support your body’s army of friendly microbes with a quality probiotic.
And Super Shield’s full-spectrum blend of 13 strains of well-studied, potent bacteria are up to this important challenge!
Help support a strong, healthy gut wall and it will return the favor…for LIFE!
To your health,