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Baldwin County Residents Learn the Best Way to Help Heal a Leaky Gut

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The term “leaky gut” is a buzzword that has been circulating around for quite some time. There are many in the medical community that misdiagnose the symptoms of a leaky gut as other problems. However, as a holistic practice, we always look at the root cause of illnesses, and not just at your symptoms . 

Here’s what you need to know about the “leaky gut” syndrome :

What Are The Symptoms of a Leaky Gut?

Not sure if you have a leaky gut? Here are a few symptoms you cannot ignore in combination with each other: 

  • Low immune system
  • Chronic digestive issues like gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Rashes on the skin like rosacea, acne, or eczema
  • Autoimmune disorders like Lupus, Celiac’s or Chron’s disease
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Carb cravings
  • Always tired
  • Brain fog
  • Memory Loss
  • Frequent headaches
  • Deficient in essential nutrients

When your gut is not healthy, it can wreak havoc upon your well-being and affect your overall health in many ways. Poor digestion will keep you from eliminating waste and toxins properly and a” leaky gut ” can keep you from absorbing the nutrients you need to live a healthy life. 

What Causes a Leaky Gut? 

There are several known causes of leaky gut that are often related to food. Also, there are other factors that are environmental that can cause poor gut health. These factors include: 

  • GMO Foods
  • Gluten Containing Foods
  • Food Allergies
  • Potatoes
  • Medicines
  • Over-exercising
  • Pesticides
  • Plastic
  • Infections

This is not to say that everyone that eats gluten containing foods or takes medications will end up with leaky gut syndrome. However, these are factors that cause many individuals to develop a leaky gut . If you’ve been experiencing “leaky gut”symptoms, one or more of these factors need to be changed or removed from your lifestyle to recover your health.  If you suspect you may have a leaky gut, please take The Gut Authority’s Leaky Gut Quiz.

How to Restore Gut Flora 

If you need to restore your gut flora, you’ll have to take consistent action and give yourself time to heal. One of the biggest ways to help your body heal is through the foods you consume and foods you avoid. 

1. Testing

Getting tested for food allergies and gluten sensitivity is the place to start. At The Gut Authority we can help select the right tests to ensure you are appropriately and correctly evaluated for specific food and chemical issues that may be contributing to your leaky gut condition. If your test Identifies specific food or chemical sensitivities, you will need to make lifestyle changes to help eliminate those foods and chemical triggers right away. 

2. Foods to Eat

Healing foods that you can incorporate into your diet immediately include:

  • Fermented foods- kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, etc.
  • Probiotics 
  • Aloe vera juice
  • Variety of vegetables- asparagus, chicory, garlic, and onions

3. Eliminate Foods

Aside from gluten and foods you are allergic to, you will want to eliminate or drastically reduce some other things you consume. Sugar is at the top of the list of foods that can negatively affect your gut microbiome. Artificial sweeteners are just as bad, if not worse, because the body doesn’t know how to process them. 

4. Vitamins and Minerals

Also, you can begin taking high quality vitamins, minerals, or herbs such as marshmallow root, deglycyrrhizinated licorice, and L-glutamine. If you are dealing with vitamin deficiencies, you will need to add those back into your diet as well. It’s important to have a doctor trained in nutrition guide you in the doses and combinations. Be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mashner here at The Gut Authority so he can help you. 

5. Environmental Exposure

Do everything you can to reduce your chemical exposures. Start at home by replacing cleaners, air fresheners and scented laundry soaps and drying aides with non-toxic alternatives. Additionally. a HEPA air filter can be used to help clean the air inside of your home. 

You don’t have to tackle all of these things at once. Just start with small, progressive changes to promote healing in your body. 

Schedule a Consultation Today

Get in touch with the staff here at The Gut Authority today for a consultation. We will be happy to meet with you and help you reach your health goals. We can help you address your leaky gut symptoms and guide you in ways to restore your gut flora naturally. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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