Leaky gut is probably the second greatest cause of sickness and disease after mental/emotional stress because it is the greatest physical cause of INFLAMMATION.

Leaky Gut & Digestive Issues

What is a Leaky Gut?

It is an unpleasant problem, that as its name suggests describes when the mucosal lining of the intestinal tract becomes excessively porous and inflamed allowing toxic particles, harmful organisms and certain undigested food particles to pass through the the tight junctions of the lining.  This hyper permeability allows passage of waste & inflammation into the bloodstream instead of getting absorbed and properly digested.  This causes the barrier to be comprised and weakens the immune system. When it is over stimulated, autoimmune disorders, allergies, autism, chronic fatigue, depression, Type 1 diabetes and other associated inflammatory bowel diseases develop.

What Causes Leaky Gut?

  1. Food allergies/sensitivities are probably the largest causes especially since most people do not connect the symptom to the cause or if it’s minute, it becomes ignored.

  2. Hormonal Imbalance including cortisol, DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone

  3. Stress directly increases the cortisol levels which causes more perforations in the gut and diminishes blood flow into the organs including the bowel.

  4.  Neurotransmitter Imbalance resulting in decreased Seretonin and Dopamine output.

  5. Parasites are almost inevitably found in all of us, especially in the intestinal tract. They come mainly from animal product consumption and traveling abroad.

  6. Bacteria an overgrowth ratio of pathogenic bacteria as opposed to the beneficial kind.

  7. Drugs kill off the normal flora of bacterial growth allowing pathogenic bacteria to grow back in more numerous proportions. Other drugs like pain killers(NSAIDS) cause corrosion to the gastrointestinal tract because that inflammation creates a leaky gut.

  8. Toxic heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and/or arsenic cause irritation to the intestinal lining, but have detrimental effects to the brain’s health and thyroid function.

  9. Alcohol, kills tissue and sets off the inflammatory response which causes increased permeability.

  10. Poor Diet, leaky gut manifests by eating foods that are genetically modified including gluten wheat and processed foods as well as foods filled with preservatives and chemicals.

Optimizing gut function is one of the first crucial steps needed to boost immune health. In the same breath when addressing the leaky gut component it can remarkably be the missing link to help a person turn his/her health around within a short amount of time.  Healing and sealing the gut issue is all about supporting one’s immune system, nourishing the cellular health which in turn keeps all your bodies systems and organs functioning optimally.

MOST COMMON Digestive Disorders That Can Heal Naturally

• Crohn’s Colitis
• Ulcerative Colitis
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS)
• Leaky Gut Syndrome
• GERD- Gastric Esophageal Reflux Disorder
• Heartburn
• Bloating /Gas
• Loose Bowels
• Constipation


• All Autoimmune Disorders

• Fatigue
• GI Problems
• Weight Gain or Loss
• Hormonal Imbalance
• Female Issues
• Depression/Anxiety
• Cancer
• Brain Fog/Disorders-Alzheimer’s, ADHD, Parkinson’s
• Inflammatory Conditions-Arthritis, Pancreatitis, Gall Bladder

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