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LEAKY GUT

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which your intestinal barrier gets damaged – and becomes ‘leaky’. When this happens, it’s protective and absorptive functions become compromised.

This causes a whole host of symptoms ranging from gas, bloating and other gastrointestinal symptoms to illnesses that are seemingly unrelated such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, skin problems, psychological and neurological issues, and more

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Leaky gut syndrome (also known simply as ‘leaky gut’ or ‘malabsorption syndrome’), is a serious health condition that affects the lining of the small intestine in the gut. The small intestine has two major functions. The first is to allow the absorption of vital nutrients into the blood stream so that the body can use them to function properly. The second is to prevent toxic and undesirable substances (e.g. bacteria, viruses, parasites & undigested food particles) from entering the blood stream by being a protective barrier.

Leaky gut syndrome is when this intestinal barrier gets damaged – and becomes ‘leaky’

When this happens, it’s protective and absorptive functions become compromised. This causes a whole host of symptoms ranging from gas, bloating and other gastrointestinal symptoms to illnesses that are seemingly unrelated such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, skin problems, psychological and neurological issues, and more.

Unfortunately, LGS is not an officially recognized, diagnosable disease according to modern medicine. Because of this, it is usually the symptoms that are treated without ever resolving the root cause – the leaky gut.

This usually leaves patients and doctors frustrated, hopeless and running around in circles trying to manage the condition; often using suppressive drugs and medications that only make matters worse in the long run (and still don’t address the root cause!).

The good news is that there is a way out! There is enough scientific and clinical evidence that clearly shows that leaky gut can be effectively resolved by using therapeutic diets and targeted nutritional supplements; and making simple lifestyle changes.

We have helped 100’s of clients through this process and taught 1000’s of students how to do the same through our practitioner education programs

Some common signs that you might have leaky gut syndrome:

  • acid reflux, heartburn, GERD
  • undigested food in the stool
  • food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities
  • if you suffer from any autoimmune condition
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) – Crohn’s, Colitis, Celiac’s disease
  • skin issues – eczema, psoriasis, rashes and acne
  • Thyroid problems – particularly Hashimoto’s
  • Nutrient deficiencies – B12, iron, Zinc, magnesium and digestive enzymes
  • Mood issues and poor cognition

If you suffer from one or more of the above, you simply cannot afford to investigate whether leaky gut is a driving factor. Not taking any action will inevitably result in things getting worse, and a lot more serious as time passes…

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If you would like to empower yourself and be one of the growing number of people breaking free from a drug-induced, never-ending labyrinth and regaining their health, you are in the right place.

Useful functional lab tests to evaluate leaky gut include (but are not limited to)

  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis
  • GI Map
  • GI Effects
  • Lactulose-mannitol urine test
  • Functional markers include zonulin, LPS and DAO

Once we have properly tested for leaky gut (as well as the causative factors), personalized functional medicine and lifestyle programs can then integrate the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes along with customized supplementation to repair the gut, restore proper digestive function and improve your health

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with leaky gut and are looking for answers, schedule a FREE discovery appointment with us today!

 

You might be interested in these additional resources

Episode #27: Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease podcast

In this podcast I discuss the lack of medical education, misdiagnosis and current medical treatment options for leaky gut. I go over common signs and symptoms, functional lab testing and how to approach leaky gut and autoimmunity from a holistic standpoint.

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Uncovering the Root Cause of Leaky Gut blog post

Leaky gut seems to be the latest buzzword in alternative health these days. It has been linked to many health conditions including autoimmune disorders, food allergies, digestive issues, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (to name just a few). This BLOG POST discusses the ins and outs of leaky gut testing and solutions

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Episode #009: The 5 Root Causes of ALL Autoimmune Disease podcast

While not 100% focused on leaky gut, this podcast does get into a number of areas including leaky gut. Food allergies and intolerances, GMO’s, stealth infections and viral triggers. This is one of my most listened to podcasts and has helped many people understand autoimmune disease and the connection to gut health

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