Leaky WHAT Syndrome?!

Have you been tired lately? Feeling sluggish or even foggy with your thoughts?

This isn’t fun and can make it tough to tackle your day! If you could choose to have unlimited amounts of energy, positive emotions and clear thoughts, would you? Of course you would!

There is some buzz behind a condition called Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) and how it is tied to the above mentioned sluggishness. This is a real thing and can make your day be flat out rotten.

So what exactly is LGS?

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a condition that involves damage of the lining of the small intestine causing incompletely digested nutrients, toxins, bacteria, and wastes to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream. The foreign substances entering the blood can cause an autoimmune response in the body including inflammatory and allergic reactions such as respiratory and digestive issues, headaches, joint pain, skin conditions, and more.

Think about it like this. Your intestines have billions of tiny pores, just like your skin. When you have LGS, or other gut-damaging diseases, those pores can remain open. Actually, they can grow larger in size as well. When your intestines have larger pores, more food can “leak” through those pores and enter the bloodstream. This causes your body to freak out because now there is a foreign object just freely making it’s way through your body. Internal chaos may ensue.

Want to know if you’re at risk? Just take this quiz provided by Holistic Squid. You can also check out some of the signs and symptoms below:

  • Fatigue
    Joint pain
    Skin rashes
    Headaches and migraines
    Hormone imbalance including PMS
    Emotional imbalance
    Gastrointestinal issues including:
    Abdominal bloating and cramps or painful gas
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Ulcerative Colitis
    Crohn’s Disease and other intestinal disorders
    Respiratory Conditions such as:
    Chronic sinusitis
    Asthma
    Allergies
    Autoimmune Conditions including:
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Lupus
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Fibromyalgia
    Chronic Fatigue
    Developmental and social concerns including:
    Austism
    ADD/ADHD

Ugh! None of these sound like much fun…

 

The good thing is this can be minimized and even eliminated! How? By changing your dietary habits to include more raw vegetables, eliminating grains and processed foods and by taking a high end probiotic. A probiotic with at least 20 CFUs per capsule and more than 10 different strains of probiotic bacteria will get you started on the right path!

-Mike L.