By now, you’ve probably heard the term “Leaky Gut”, but maybe you’re not sure what can cause it.
Stress – The Silent Culprit
We are in a world where it seems almost impossible to fight the elements that do damage to your gut — Pesticides on our food, in the air, at our schools, antibacterial wipes, antibiotics, and STRESS… Yes, if you are living in a bubble — eating all of the right foods, exercising, doing all of the right things — but you are stressed, that stress can eat away at the “permeability of your intestinal lining” causing Leaky Gut.
You set your intentions to eat well and “be healthy”. Then comes the stress of kids, work, spouse, and LIFE. We reach for “just a little” treat or need a little glass of wine to take the edge off…Things escalate and that becomes a bigger need for an antidepressant or anti-anxiety drug. Those Coping mechanisms then cause damage to the Gut where over 90 percent of Serotonin (the HAPPY hormone) is made. So as you try taking the “Edge” off, you are then killing your body’s own mechanism to take the same “edge” off.
The Vicious Cycle
So now, not only are you stressed and that Stress is deteriorating your Gut lining, but the medications and the gluten/sugar/carb combination that temporarily elevates your mood, are eating away at your Gut and your own body’s ability to produce your “Happy and Calming Hormone.” Then you throw in the fact that with a compromised gut, where 80 percent of your immune system is, you can’t fight off the flu or cold going around. So you take antibiotics to temporarily kill the one infection, which cleans out the good Gut bacteria, making your body a feeding ground for the next infection to get really comfy in your body.
A Scary Fact:
Taking an antibiotic in the last year increases your risk of cancer two-fold!
I am not saying don’t enjoy the “sweet treats of life,” but wouldn’t it be amazing to just feel good without the need for coping foods/medications?
Leaky Gut causes the following:
- Skin Rashes and Bumps, Eczema, Dermatitis, Rosacea, Acne, Hives
- Constipation, Diarrhea, Bloat
- Stubborn Weight Gain
- Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders
- Headaches and Joint Pain
- Autoimmune Disorders of all kinds
- Thyroid disease
- General Inflammation
- Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency
A Combination for Healing Leaky Gut and Auto-Immune Issues:
This combination will heal the Gut and may help with Digestive Issues, Reduce Bloat, Improve Acne and other Skin Irritations, Alleviate Anxiety/Depression, Improve Mood, Alleviate ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Increase Brain and Physical Energy, Reverse Diabetes, Aid in Fat Loss, Improve Sleep, and Boost Immune System.
The Body does want to HEAL ITSELF.
Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.