What is Leaky Gut?
In a nut shell it’s intestinal permeability. People with leaky gut experience symptoms within a short time after eating. Symptoms like stomach upset, gas, bloating and fatigue.
How Does Leaky Gut Happen?
Leaky gut occurs when your gut lining breaks down. This allows proteins, gluten, undigested foods and even bad bacteria to leak into your bloodstream.
What happens next?
Your body creates an immune response; this response is what causes you to feel ill after you eat and lethargic.
Leaky gut left over time causes your body to be in a constant state of inflammation. Left untreated this inflammation contributes to chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, auto-immune disorders, mood disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and allergies.
What Causes Leaky Gut?
Leaky Gut can be caused by any of number of things. Here’s the most common:
- poor diet
- intestinal bugs
What’s the Solution?
First and foremost, find out about your gut health. If you think you may have Leaky Gut; take the at home Genova Lab Intestinal Permeability urine test. If you do have Leaky Gut start by repairing the gut.
Crowd out the bad bacteria with good bacteria. Start taking a Probiotic and a Prebiotic. Leaky Gut responds extremely well to the combination of PerfectPass Prebiotic and PerfectPass Probiotic. Together they increase your good bacteria diversity as well as help to eliminate bad bacteria.
Give your digestive tract a break so it can focus on repair by using digestive enzymes; Perfect Pass Digestive Enzymes help digest food when taken with meals and will reduce inflammation when taken between meals.
Now, take a look at your diet choices.
A very close look.
Are you eating refined carbohydrates, processed convenience foods or foods with hidden sugars.
With a Leaky Gut, these foods will continue to wreak havoc on your system and you will have a tough time healing.
Check out this book by Elaine Gottschall; Breaking the Vicious Cycle. This is an excellent resource for recipes and tips on how to reduce inflammation and heal your gut through foods.
In the meantime for more information on Leaky Gut, watch this short video of Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan. Kiran explains how they performed a clinical trial measuring the toxic response of persons with Leaky Gut Syndrome before and after taking a 60 day course of probiotics. The trial participants were cured of their intestinal permeability after the 60 days! The spores of probiotics are the same soil based spores that you can find in Perfect Pass Probiotics.