Do you know the signs of leaky gut? This condition can affect many different parts of the body so you may be dealing with a handful of symptoms but aren’t able to pinpoint what is causing them all. Here are some of the most common symptoms of leaky gut:
- Autoimmune disease
- Skin problems
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Food sensitivities
- Thyroid issues
- Vitamin/mineral deficiencies
Leaky gut or also referred to as intestinal permeability is when the tight junctions in the gut do not work properly and allow food particles and other toxins into the bloodstream. This can lead to all kinds of unwanted symptoms and more and more people are suffering from leaky gut today.
Tip #1: Try L-Glutamine
This is critical for any program designed to heal leaky gut. Glutamine powder is an essential amino acid supplement that is anti-inflammatory and necessary for the growth and repair of your intestinal lining.
Tip #2: Get Tested for Food Sensitivities
With leaky gut, eliminating foods your body reacts to is a huge part of healing the gut lining and reducing inflammation. If you are interested in uncovering what foods you may be reacting to, consider setting up a consult to go over the food sensitivities testing I offer.
Tip #3: Boost Gut Friendly Food Intake
When you have leaky gut, it is very important to support gut health through diet. Probiotic rich foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi are great as well as bone broth and coconut oil in supporting overall digestive health.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to follow a leaky gut diet to support the digestive system.
Here are some foods to try:
- Bone broth
- Coconut oil
- Coconut kefir
- Wild caught fatty fish
- Grass-fed animal products
While you add some of above foods into your diet, consider eliminating these:
- Canola, safflower, sunflower, and soybean oil