A Leaky Gut You Say?
You may, or may not, have heard about Leaky Gut Syndrome. It’s getting a lot of attention lately.
That’s because more and more Americans are being diagnosed with Leaky Gut Syndrome but the bad news is that the medical community still knows very little about Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Add this to the fact that the symptoms are usually uncomfortable and sometimes, embarrassing. Symptoms most often include gas and bloating, cramps and diarrhea, fatigue, or even joint pain or skin issues.
Leaky Gut Syndrome, also known as increased intestinal hyper-permeability, is a medical condition that affects the lining of the intestines. Over time the intestines lose their ability to filter nutrients and other substances like particles of indigested food, bacteria, or toxins. These may leak through the intestinal wall into the blood stream and that can cause inflammation and a host of other problems like:
- Autoimmune Disease
- Eczema and Psoriasis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)
- Type 1 Diabetes
Here are some things you can do right now to minimize the effect of Leaky Gut Syndrome.
- First eat whole foods that include nuts and fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Also try to get more exercise and sleep.
- Some people swear by fresh ginger. You can incorporate fresh ginger into your diet by adding it to your morning smoothie or by steeping it to make a tea.
The Final Word
Leaky Gut Syndrome may be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are shared by other problems, it’s crucial for women to start the process with a medical professional who will take time to help uncover why you are having intestinal issues. So don’t wait. Make an appointment right away.
Sources: Neuro Endocrinology Letters, Journal Nutritional Science, www.webmd.com,