DIGESTIVE / LEAKY GUT
Early Signs of Serious Issues
“I noticed an immediate difference in myself. First, I have much more energy. I also
have much clearer thinking, my joints aren’t achy, and the chronic bowel issues I’d been having for years disappeared!”
What are signs of a healthy digestive tract?
indigestion or acid reflux (heartburn). Little or no regular gas, bloating or flatulence. Regular soft and formed bowel movements
once or twice a day. No partially digested food or oils in the stool. No intestinal cramping or pain with foods or with defecation.
No joint pain or stiffness. No skin problems. A healthy physical exam and appearance in general that reflects good nutrition.
Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2
Fatigue & Malaise
General Food Intolerance
Inability to Heal
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Colds & Flus
Shortness of Breath
Sinus & Nasal Congestion
Unstable Blood Sugar
Urinary Tract Infections
Weight Loss Resistance
The digestive system is the root of all health.
where you get nutrition for every cell in your body, including support for your immune system. If it is irritated, inflamed
or constipated, it cannot do its job, and your health will steadily decline as a result.
75% of the women we see in the clinic report frequent bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation or difficulty with digestion.
These are signs of dysbiosis, or poor digestive function, that can lead over time to multiple negative
Poor absorption of nutrients, which affects overall natural body
function and health. In many cases your weight may increase at the same time you are starving your body of the nutrition it
Compromised immune function, chronic infection and triggering of autoimmune diseases.
Food Sensitivities or Food Allergies.
of the intestinal wall, leading to such problems as leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS),
diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, and others, that together affect millions of Americans.
Systemic Imflammation, which contributes to heart disease, arthritis,
joint pain and muscle stiffness, skin disorders such as dry skin, adult acne,
rosacea and psoriasis, and more.
Literally millions of women are affected by these disorders.
Unfortunately, most health care practitioners have little training in digestive issues. Many drug therapies only treat the
Why such an epidemic of problems?
The underlying major
cause is poor nutrition, which leads in time to imbalances in the intestinal flora of the gut. Most
of us don’t realize that the friendly bacteria that reside in our digestive tract are effectively an organ of the body.
And a big one — each of us has over three pounds of bacteria in our small intestine! The conventional high-carb American
diet, heavy on sugars and processed foods, is really a formula for dysbiosis.
|Acid Suppressants || ||Antibiotics & Hormones || ||Carbs & Sugars
|| ||Skipping Meals
|| ||Stress |
|Low Stomach Acid|| ||Reduced
B12|| ||Abnormal Gut Flora|| ||Blood Sugar Spikes|| ||IncreasedCortisol|
All = Impaired Digestion|
|What Leaky Gut Looks Like
What is leaky gut?
gut is an increased permeability of the lining of the small intestine. I am going to discuss leaky gut from a much broader,
looser definition to include not just permeability but also including some of the other digestive contributing factors of
decreased stomach acid, decreased digestive enzymes, dysbiosis (imbalance of good and bad bacteria and increased yeast), parasites,
food sensitivities / allergies, and inflammation.
Some of the factors that
lead to increased intestinal permeability
ØExcess Carbs and sugars
Ø AGES (Advanced Glycation End Products)
Ø Capsaicin (sweet peepers, cayenne peppers, paprika)
Ø Food allergies
amounts of tryptophan
Ø Linoleic acid
Ø Overgrowth of bacteria in small intestine
Ø Pathogenic bacteria
Ø Psychological stress (anger, stress)
Ø Stenuous exercise
Ø Surgery / Trauma Ø Advanced age
that has an autoimmune disease has “leaky gut”.
¨I have a bloated or full feeling, and or belching, burning, or flatulence after meals
¨I have chronic yeast or fungal infections
¨I feel nauseated after taking supplements
¨I feel fatigued after eating
¨I have heartburn
¨I regularly use antiacids or take medications
¨I have chronic abdominal pains
¨I have diarrhea
¨I have mucous in my bowel movements
¨I have constipation (going less than once or twice per day)
¨I have greasy, poorly formed or foul smelling stools
¨I find food that is not fully digested in my stool
¨I have food allergies, intolerances or reactions
¨I have intolerance to carbohydrates (eating bread or other sugars
bleeding gums or gingivitis
¨I have geographic tongue (map like rash on tongue indicating food allergy or yeast overgrowth)
¨I have sores on the tongue or mouth
¨I have canker sores
¨I crave sweets and bread (sugars or carbs)
All of these are signs of impaired gut function.
What can you do for healing your digestive tract?
Correct history taking and examination
Correct testing if needed
The correct medical grade supplements and phytotherapy.
Reduction of the effects of Stress
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since 1994 in helping relieve digestive issues. 1-727-938-9966