Leaky Gut Syndrome: What It Is And What Can Be Done About It

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a common and yet largely unknown condition which afflicts millions of ordinary persons every year. The reason is that its symptoms mimic many other common diseases, as you can read here from this article. Just as the name suggests, Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition in which the permeability of the membranes of the small intestine has increased, usually through one or more ulcers quite literally creating holes in the membrane.

Given how most of the material in the small intestine is undigested food and waste, this means toxic compounds are flushing right into the bloodstream. The immediate effect is to ratchet up the function of the immune system until it becomes hypersensitive. The increased inflammation which follows can cause some effects. These would include chronic fatigue, an increase in or development of food allergies, joint pain, the appearance of acne and skin rashes, an overall weakening of the immune system, poor mood, migraine headaches, and difficulties with memory and cognition.

So what can be done about it? Fortunately, the condition is amenable to common-sense medical treatment involving alterations of diet and routine. The final healing of the condition may take anywhere from weeks to a year or two depending on its seriousness. Apart from whatever medications may be prescribed for the small intestine, there are steps which can be taken and will begin having an immediate effect.

The first is to reduce or eliminate certain foods. These would include grains and conventional dairy milk. In the case of the latter, pasteurized cow’s milk has the A1 casein protein, which is harmful to the intestinal membranes in such a condition. Also, the pasteurized milk can destroy certain critical enzymes vital to the successful digestion of lactose and other sugars. As an alternative, fermented vegetables, coconut milk, and other product, sprouted seeds, and the chicken or ham broth is far better regarding promoting the healing processes. Dietary supplements such as glutamine and probiotics also help strengthen the digestive system.

Finally, a program of stress reduction is essential. Many of the disorders we suffer from are the result of increased stress and tension which negatively impacts overall health. Relaxing activities such as nature walks, the drinking of mood-soothing herbal teas, and meditation helps alleviate stress-borne conditions and enhances the body’s healing processes.

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