“All disease begins in the gut.”
Although it’s been over two thousand years since Hippocrates made this statement, it is more true today than ever.
The lining of your digestive tract like a net with small holes in it that is a barrier to only allow specific substances to pass through. This is called leaky gut syndrome. When someone has leaky gut, the permeability of the lining in the digestive tract gets damaged, which causes even bigger holes. More unnecessary things pass through such as; proteins like gluten, bad bacteria and undigested foods particles.
Dysbiosis is one of the leading causes of leaky gut, which means an imbalance between beneficial and harmful bacteria in your gut. When your bacteria is imbalanced, the environment in your gut is a perfect host for disease symptoms to settle in.
Besides the usually symptoms of bloating, digestive disturbances, and diseases there are many other symptoms that are related to gut health. Do you have…
- Bumps on the back of your upper arms?
- Dry flaky skin, especially on your elbows and ears?
- Excess weight around your abdomen?
- Low energy and sugar cravings right after you eat?
Try adding these recommendations during your day
- Digestive Enzymes- Take 1-2 capsules with each meal to assist with digesting proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. If you have had your gall bladder removed, take extra lipase, the enzyme that helps with fat digestion.
- Fermented Vegetables – Try adding a Tablespoon of fermented veggies with each meal you eat; such as raw sauerkraut, kim chi, or capsules of Probiotics containing 100 billion units.
- Simple Meals – Eat simple meals with less ingredients initially to help your gut heal, then add in more variables.
- Water – Drink water through out the whole day, and minimize with meals. Let your digestive enzymes and stomach acid do their duties.
- Aloe Vera Juice – Try a small amount of Aloe Vera juice to your day, dilute with water. Begin slowly and observe how your body feels.