The term Leaky Gut Syndrome is used to describe the condition of “Hyperpermeable Intestines”. A fancy medical term that means the intestinal lining has became damaged, and developed holes in the lining of the digestive tract. This results in larger, undigested food molecules and other “bad stuff” (yeast, toxins, and all other forms of waste) that your body normally doesn’t allow through, to flow into the bloodstream. Treatment for leaky gut syndrome is essential due to the relationship it has on the entire body. In order to get long lasting results, LGS needs to be corrected before any other treatments can be effective.
Let’s look to answer your MOST important question, we think that you will need to know in order to “plug the holes” (pun intended :)) of your health conditions.
What are some of the SYMPTOMS of Leaky Gut?
Many symptoms can be caused by a leaky gut. The most common are bloating, gas, cramps, and aches and pains. The worse part is that, left untreated LGS can cause serious medical conditions such as autoimmune diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, allergies, immune deficiencies, and arthritis.
What are the common CAUSES?
The most common cause are poor diet, chronic stress, medications especially antibiotics and NSAIDS, nutrient deficiency especially zinc, overgrowth of yeast and bacterial imbalances in flora and chronic inflammation.
How to test for leaky gut?
The tests we use to determine if leaky gut is present and/or how severe it is are; “The Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Screen” Serum by Cyrex Laboratories or the Intestinal Permeability Assessment Urine by Genova Diagnostics.
The tell-tale signs it’s holding you back?
If you have a variety of symptoms that seem unrelated it’s a good idea to get tested for Leaky Gut Syndrome.
The first thing you should do if you have it? and Why?
Leaky gut syndrome does not happen unassisted. If you find out you have it, chances are it will not heal on its own unless you first stop why it started in the first place. Once that has been halted, then begin a therapeutic intestinal healing protocol to fix the lining.
Things that make it worse (that you could be doing)?
There are many villains that can make this condition worse depending on how progressive the damage is. Eating certain foods can cause problems for Leaky Gut suffers. Food should give you energy and make you feel better not the opposite.
Things that make it better?
Other than fixing the problem there is not a lot that can be done. Temporarily, getting a food intolerance test performed will tell you what foods and creating inflammatory responses in the body so that it can be removed from your diet.
How will our leaky gut protocol work for you?
Our protocol is specifically formulated to give your digestive system a soothing bath in natural botanical, herbs, and nutraceuticals to calm, restore and heal the lining of the digestive tract. We do recommend you get help with a functional medicine practitioner making sure you find the culprit and also any complications that may have occurred as a result of the damage to the gut.
How to prevent leaky gut from coming back?
GOOD NEWS…if you REMOVE the cause and HEAL the body, it WON’T come back.