Hippocrates once said, “All disease begins in the gut,” and modern science is proving these words to be true. Many studies show digestive challenges are the root cause of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as autoimmune disorders, various skin challenges, and also have a profound impact on mental health. Diseases of the digestive system, particularly, an underlying condition known as leaky gut syndrome is a rapidly growing modern day epidemic.
Leaky gut, also called increased intestinal permeability, is a condition that occurs when the tight junctions that make-up the wall of the intestines become inflamed and allow undigested food proteins, bacteria, and toxins to leak across the thin lining and into the bloodstream. Once this protective barrier is compromised, the immune system reacts and triggers body-wide inflammation. When the condition is severe, everything that a person consumes becomes an irritant and drives persistent, systemic inflammation, which also increases the risk of developing other chronic diseases.
Various conditions linked to leaky gut:
- Autoimmune disease
- Digestive disorders (IBS, Celiac disease, Crohn’s) and food sensitivities
- Skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Kidney Disease
Good gut health is fundamental to our physical and mental wellbeing, yet digestive disorders are more prevalent than ever. We need to make proactive efforts to protect our digestive systems from damage caused by overwhelming external and internal stressors.
Triggers of leaky gut:
- Glyphosate from non-organic produce
- Inflammatory Omega 6/Omega 3 ratio
- Hydrogenated process oils
- Environmental toxins
- Sleep deprivation
- Chronic stress
- Chronic antibiotic, hormonal or NSAID use
- Have metals toxicity
- Chemo or radiation treatment
- Vitamin/nutrient deficiencies
- Hormone imbalances
- Cesarian birth
- Gut dysbiosis
- Traumatic brain injuries
- H. Pilory
- Lime disease
Of course, it’s impossible to entirely avoid the modern toxins and stressors that wreak havoc upon our guts. However, we can take steps to avoid known gut destructors and provide our bodies the tools to self-repair as needed.
How to heal it?
- Remove triggers as much as possible.
- Following the Cellular Healing Diet including prebiotic and naturally fermented foods, homemade bone broth and intermittent fasting.
- Implement periodic True Cellular Detox.
- Rotating high-quality probiotic supplements.
You will not successfully heal any chronic condition if your gut is not functioning properly. But by taking measures to remove the offending sources of leaky gut, consuming healing foods, fasting, detoxing and taking high-quality supplements, your gut will heal itself and other chronic conditions will improve as well. Making changes can be difficult, but this determines who gets well and who does not.
You can start with Gut Healing recipe.