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Leaky Gut Syndrome – Find Out If You Have It

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky Gut Syndrome refers to an increase in intestinal permeability in the gastrointestinal tract. A healthy gut lining allows only specific components of food to pass through into the bloodstream. This is how nutrients enter the bloodstream and promote health.If you have a poor diet, stress, or are taking medications,your gut lining can become damaged over time. The result is a more permeable gut lining, which allows larger particles to enter the bloodstream while failing to properly absorb key nutrients.

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Undigested food particles, gut bacteria, proteins, and toxic waste shouldn’t be able to enter the bloodstream. The small intestine functions as a selective barrier to toxins and large molecules, such as incompletely digested food particles. When the gut lining becomes compromised (or “leaky”) they do, causing negative consequences.

Leaky Gut Syndrome has become a big health problem. Chronic inflammation that results from a leaky gut is now thought to be responsible for allergy, autoimmune condition, and chronic disease.

How do You Know If You Have Leaky Gut?

Genova Labs has an Intestinal Permeability Assessment Test which directly measures the ability of two non-metabolized sugar molecules that permeate the intestinal mucosa.

 This test checks for an increase in intestinal permeability, which can indicate compromised barrier function of the small intestine. It works by you drinking a pre-measured amount of lactulose and mannitol (sugars). The degree of intestinal permeability  is reflected in the levels of the two sugars recovered in a urine sample collected over the next 6 hours.This test can be taken in the comfort of your home and comes with easy to follow instructions.

You must fast for 8 hours before beginning the test. We recommend you do the test first thing in the morning upon waking.

Leaky gut is common in disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, food allergies, autoimmune disease, chronic skin disorders and chronic inflammation.

What Causes Intestinal Permeability?

Abnormal intestinal permeability can be caused by a number of different things, though the most common causes include:

  • Intestinal infection
  • Ingestion of allergenic foods or toxic chemicals
  • Overall poor diet
  • Trauma and stressful lifestyle
  • Over the counter pain relievers (NSAIDs)
  • Prescription drugs like antibiotics

If you Have Leaky Gut What Should You Do?

To heal leaky gut you should evaluate your diet. First, eliminate foods that may be contributing to Leaky Gut. Next incorporate foods that will help heal your gut. There are many over the counter supplements that can reduce your symptoms and heal your gut.

Check out our Leaky Gut Protocol by clicking here. 

Simple Breath Test For SIBO

Genova Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth - SIBO

SIBO Breath Test

How Do You Know If You Have SIBO?

SIBO tends to be under-diagnosed. This is because most people learn to live with the discomfort of regular gas and bloating, often aided by over-the-counter medications. Fortunately, there is an easy at home breath test by Genova that can aid in diagnosis.

Did you know that 80% of people who are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are also said to have SIBO.

Common symptoms of SIBO may include:

  • Gas
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal discomfort

What Causes SIBO?

SIBO is typically the result of a poor diet including excessive sugar, refined carbohydrates, and alcohol. However, diet is not the only contributing factor for SIBO. Other causes of SIBO may include low stomach acid, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), prior bowel surgery, excessive antibiotics and diabetes.

Is There a Test for SIBO?

If one or a combination of symptoms occurs fairly regularly, you may warrant further investigation. You can take an at home test, like the Genova Lab Bacterial Overgrowth in Small Intestine Breath Test.

This home test is a non-invasive way to detect bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel. It’s also easy to do, and it can be administered in the comfort of your own home and at your convenience.

What are Some Problems that Occur When SIBO Goes Untreated?

Besides the irritating and sometimes debilitating symptoms of discomfort associated with SIBO, overtime you can become malnourished. This is due to a malabsorption of nutrients, particularly fat-soluble vitamins and iron. Click Here to read more about this from DR. AXE.

Remember, if you experiencing digestive symptoms your body is trying to tell you something. Get to the root cause of these symptoms today.

There are many different ways to naturally approach healing SIBO. First and foremost, you should address making some dietary changes.  Click Here to see specific recipe books for dealing with digestive conditions.

Click Here to read our natural protocol for dealing with Symptoms of SIBO.

Heal Your Body With a Healthy Diet

Read Breaking The Vicious Cycle and Find Out How You Can Feel Better. Diet Works – Heal Your Body With The Foods You Eat.

Breaking The Vicious Cycle

What If I told You There Was A Diet That Could Help Chronic Digestive Symptoms, Reduce Inflammation and Heal Your Gut?

Breaking the Vicious Cycle was written by Elaine Gottschall, biochemist and cell biologist to provide an alternative way to treat digestive disorders using dietary changes.

What’s the SCD Diet?

Elaine Gottschall’s Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is based on the principle that specifically selected carbohydrates need minimal digestive processing. These select carbs are well absorbed and do not encourage microbial overgrowth in the GI tract.

Elaine’s book talks about using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to help reduce inflammation and heal the gut.

What Are the Digestive Conditions Healed by the Right Diet?

Elaine Gottschall -Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD

Elaine Gottschall -Specific Carbohydrate Diet SCD

This book gives  practical recipes that address the problems of intestinal conditions such as:

Celiac Disease
Crohn’s Disease
Diverticulitis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Diarrhea
Indigestion

How Does The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Work to Heal?

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), is outlined in her book with easy to follow recipes. It’s a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free meal plan.

The SCD works by severely limiting the availability of carbohydrates to intestinal microbes. This is important because of all dietary components, carbohydrates have the greatest influence on intestinal microbes (yeast and bacteria), which are believed to be involved in intestinal disorders. Most intestinal microbes require carbohydrates for energy.

Click Here to read more on the science behind the SCD Diet, which foods you can eat and which foods to avoid.

Looking for MORE RECIPES to create delicious meals to heal your gut and fight Inflammation?

Ecology Health Center Cookbook

Delicious recipes to lower inflammation

Reduce Inflammation in your body through diet. Start creating healing meals right in your own home today.

The Ecology Health Center Cookbook is designed to meet the specific needs of people who have modified their diets due to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s, Chronic Candida and other challenging digestive symptoms.

The recipes in this book were created to limit foods that are common allergens, and those which grow and support yeast, also known as Candida. The recipes are sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and yeast free.

This book was created for those rebuilding their immune systems and trying to reduce inflammation in the body.

Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s and IBS

Healing Foods Recipes for Crohn's Colitis and Digestive Conditions

This cookbook was created specifically to heal injured intestinal tracts. It contains over 200 recipes and over 100 full-page color photos.

This book strictly adheres to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It’s a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free dietary regimen intended for those suffering from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Decrease Chronic Inflammation Now

Decrease Chronic Inflammation Nowinflammation is the root cause of disease

Chronic inflammation is your body’s  immune response to a barrage of environmental, physical and mental invaders. These stressors could be from things like poor diet, toxic chemicals and stress. Research has shown that inflammation in your gut can be the cause of inflammation in your joints and your brain.

What are Some Causes of inflammation?

Poor dietary choices such as processed foods, factory farmed proteins, sugary drinks, trans fats and certain unhealthy saturated fats

  • Gut health issues
  • Food sensitivities
  • Excess alcohol
  • Chronic infections (bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites)
  • Stress and exhaustion
  • Sedentary lifestyle

What are the Results of Chronic Inflammation?

Over time, chronic inflammation wears out your immune system, leading to chronic diseases and other health issues, including cancer, asthma, autoimmune diseases, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, osteoporosis and premature aging.

Unfortunately, these challenges are often treated with drugs, which may provide temporary relief from the symptoms, but do not treat the root of the problem. In addition, these drugs (and their side effects) sometimes only add to your health problems.

How Can You Reduce Chronic Inflammation?

  • Focus on gut health
  • Eat a plant based diet or as close to as possible
  • Identify and address food sensitivities
  • Identify any chronic gut issues such as bad bacteria, viruses, yeast or parasites
  • Destress, relax and rest more
  • Reduce toxins in your food, home and personal care products

Click here for 10 Ways to fight Chronic Inflammation

How Can You Find Out the Root Cause of Your Inflammation?

With the help of Genova Diagnostics you can figure out where inflammation in your gut may be coming from. They offer easy to use at home gut tests such as the Genova Lab Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and Parasitology,  which will identify parasites, abnormal bacteria, yeasts and other gastrointestinal issues. The Intestinal Permeability Test will help you determine if you have Leaky Gut.

Testing gives you invaluable information to help you create a game plan that targets the root of inflammation.

Some supplements that help with inflammation are; Probiotics, Co-enzyme Q10, carotenoids, fish oil, selenium, vitamins C, D and E.

What’s Crohn’s Disease?

Genova 2.0

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s is part of a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, shortened by using the initials IBD. The part of the body affected is the digestive tract,  where we digest our food.

Crohn’s most commonly affects the end of the small bowel (the ileum) and the beginning of the colon, but it may affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, anywhere from the mouth to the anus.

This GI inflammation causes parts of the intestines to become red and swollen. The inflammation typically extends into the lining of the affected organs. Sometimes sores and even ulcers occur in the walls of the intestine.

Over time the chronic inflammation will result in digestive symptoms.

What are the  symptoms of Crohn’s?

  • cramping
  • abdominal pain
  • rectal bleeding
  • fatigue
  • persistent diarrhea (loose, watery, or frequent bowel movements)
  • weight Loss

How can you find out if you have Crohn’s?

Because Crohn’s disease is marked by an abnormal response in the body’s immune system it can be detected with an at home stool test. We advise clients to use Genova Labs 2.0.

Genova’s easy to use, at home stool test employs markers that tell the difference between IBD (Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis) and IBS (irritable Bowel Disease). If the test shows positive for IBD, further evaluation with a physician is appropriate.

What is the treatment for Crohn’s?

Start today with effective, natural supplements and a change of diet. Many people have been able to control their symptoms and encourage remission with a drugless approach.

For symptom relief here are natural, safe anti-inflammatories that can help reduce inflammation. Our clients do well with Serrapeptase, FYI and Aloe Concentrate. The products are safe to use and don’t have harmful side effects.

Click here to see our Crohn’s Protocol

If you have any questions, please email – we offer complimentary online support when you purchase products from us. We are happy to assist in helping you to create an individualized program to meet your specific needs.

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