Leaking gut syndrome (increased intestinal permeability) is said to affect millions of people around the world. It is a serious debilitating condition that goes undiagnosed by the medical profession. This is attributed to the fact that many mainstream healthcare providers do not provide tests for leaky gut, either do they acknowledge the condition exists.
Causes & symptoms
There are many factors that contribute to leaky gut. The causes of the condition include hypochlorhydria, dysbiosis, candidiasis, alcohol, stress, poor diet, allergies, celiac disease, pharmaceutical drugs and parasites. Furthermore, the condition is often linked with many health conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, celiac disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, dermatitis and eczema.
The symptoms of leaky gut syndrome are varied, including abdominal pain, insomnia, heartburn, anxiety, bloating, malnutrition, gluten intolerance, poor exercise tolerance, muscle cramps & pains and food allergies- and more.
Treatment for leaky gut
There is no drug that is recommended for the treatment of leaky gut. The best way to deal with the problem is to address the causes (factors responsible for the condition) as opposed to the treatment. Healing leaky gut is often through nutrition. Patients are assisted to get their bodies back to good health. In addition, they are advised to avoid toxins or foods that cause the allergic reactions. This helps to heal the damaged villi present in the intestines. Furthermore, the liver is given the energy and time to detoxify the body.
To heal leaky gut, you will need to avoid foods responsible for the allergies for 4 to 6 months. This must be done under the supervision of a certified practitioner. You will also need to avoid bread, too much fruit, vinegar, alcohol, sugar and any other foods that cause Candida Albican to develop. It is equally important to cut out convenience, packaged and processed foods which are normally packed with additives, high levels of salt & sugar, hydrogenated fats, flavor enhancers and other harmful products.
In addition, you will need to keep off dairy products and fermented products which often feed the yeast. Patients are also advised against caffeine, which can cause early fatigue, excess insulin production, hypoglycemia, potentially birth defects and artery deterioration. Tomorrowmore, you will need to avoid fizzy drinks, canned or dried canned fruit and gluten.
Consult your doctor
For the best results, it is advisable to consult your healthcare provider before embarking on a new dietary term. You may need to contact a certified nutritional therapist to recommend your dietary needs.