Leaky gut syndrome is a chronic health condition that some of the health practitioners claim is caused by many long-term conditions, including multiple sclerosis and chronic fatigue syndrome. According to the proponents, many of the symptoms are caused by the reaction of the immune system to toxins, germs or other larger molecules absorbed in the bloodstream through a porous bowel.
How to heal a leaky gut
To treat leaky gut, you may consider buying organic raw foods, especially fruits and vegetables because they are rich in nutrients. Such foods are not grown using mineral deficient artificial fertilizers. Furthermore, they are not normally sprayed with herbicides, pesticides or fungi. The vegetables are rich in antioxidants that help to fight any free radicals. Antioxidants play an important role of binding themselves to the free radicals and changing them to prevent cellular damage.
· Essential fatty acids
Some of the fatty acids including omega 6, linoleic acid, omega 3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and essential fatty acids are not produced by the body. Here, they should be obtained from dietary sources. The essential fatty acids perform important functions including, maintaining cell membranes, regulating cholesterol levels and producing regulatory hormones (like leukotrienes and prostaglandins). Omega 3 acids is highly recommended because it is believed to suppress tumor growth, lower coronary heart disease, improve cholesterol levels and improve the immune system- among other benefits.
· Drink distilled water
Distilled water helps to detoxify the body. It is recommended because it is pureer than tap water and mineral water. Tap water contains chlorine and fluorine, which are liable for several illnesses including altered thyroid function. On the other hand, mineral water is claimed to have minerals in poor balance, often high levels of sodium and fluorine and dangerous nitrates.
· Fiber rich foods
To treat leaky gut syndrome you need to eat foods that are rich in fiber, such as seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains (if they do not cause you any allergic reaction). Oat bran or flaxseeds (linseeds) and psyllium husks are recommended too. Fiber aids the body to remove waste and absorb waste in the blood stream. It also aids the colon cells to repair and replenish.
Garlic tablets or garlic in its natural form is recommended because it helps to kill any yeast overgrowth. This helps to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, in addition to fighting off colds. Furthermore, garlic contains antioxidants that are helpful in fighting disease. Garlic is claimed to prevent stomach cancer.