Have you ever wondered why you have digestive issues, brain fog, depression, acne? Well it could be leaky gut syndrome.
What is leaky gut syndrome? Leaky gut is when your digestive tract gets damaged and causes holes on your intestinal lining and food particle, proteins, and toxic waste can enter your blood stream causing an immune reaction.
What causes leaky gut?
Poor diet, chronic stress, toxin overload, bacterial imbalance, and un sprouted (anti- nutrients) grains, sugar, GMO's, fluoride, tap water, and over use of prescription drugs. Many people have no idea they have leaky gut but live with symptoms such as rosacea, acne, weight gain, bloating, fatigue, thyroid, digestive issues, joint pain, depression ( our gut is directly linked to our brain and 95% of serotonin is made in our gut), anxiety, chronic fatigue, and migraines. One of the biggest indicator's is multiple food sensitivities.
So what can you do if you suspect you have leaky gut? You can get a test for leaky gut and/or you can do the 4R program:
REMOVE FOODS & FACTORS THAT DAMAGE THE GUT REPLACE WITH HEALING FOODS REPAIR WITH SPECIFIC SUPPLEMENTS REBALANCE WITH PROBIOTICS
The top foods I recommend for leaky gut:
Bone broth contains collagen and amino acid's which help to repair the cell wall
Eat fermented veggies which contain probiotics to support the gut. Sauerkraut, kimchi, kvass
coconut oil which is high in lauric acid which reduces inflammation and is a powerful anti-microbial agent that kills off bad bacteria and yeast
Consuming Aloe Vera gel to heal the damaged intestinal lining.
Take a high quality multi strain probiotic and switch every few months to ensure a wide range of beneficial bacteria into your system
Avoid inflammatory foods
Avoid processed foods
Reduce stress (absolutely crucial)
These tips can make a big difference in your overall gut health and quality of life if implemented everyday.
Xoxo Jessica Rose