When your intestinal tract becomes inflamed, you can develop a condition referred to as Leaky Gut. This is where your small intestine becomes permeable from prolonged infection due to poor diet, parasites and at times prolonged use of antibiotics or other medicines. If you are a smoker, Stop. When you develop this condition your small intestine is allowing large food molecules, xenobiotics and endotoxins to pass into the bloodstream which allows them to be presented to the liver where detoxification takes place. This should not happen and they should not be in the blood.
When this is happening the bodies immune system takes action by producing immune complexes which travel to the liver where they get broken down. Since this is not a proper function of the body this process puts an awful overload on the livers detoxification ability allowing these substances to accumulate in the liver and fatty tissue. Leaky Gut is not anything to over look. Such as – dysfunction of the immune system, allergies, chronic fatigue, inflammatory states, recurrent infections, swollen glands, fibromyalgia and some auto-immune diseases. Here is a small list of a few autoimmune diseases. Hashimoto's thyroiditis, primary biliary cirrhosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), sclerosing cholangitis, vasculitis and rheumatoid arthritis.
OK, now that you have an idea of What Leaky Gut Syndrome is –
What can you do about it?
You can start by improving the integrity of your gut wall. This can be accomplished in many ways. One of the most powerful natural resources is Raw Garlic. Garlic not only kills many harmful bacteria, parasites and yeast but also helps in healing the intestinal wall as well as many other health benefits for your body. Raw onion and leeks are a good alternative if you just can not handle garlic.
Improve your diet. One overlooked but very beneficial ingredient for your consumption is that you should consume 2 to 3 liters of Pure Drinking Water per day. Pure Water is extremely important in promoting good bowl health in hydrating the entire body and promoting good bowl function. Having a good bowl movement several times a day, eliminating many toxins.
Start being smart about what you put in your mouth. To many of use seem to want what is fast, convenient, fast and just gobble it down. Not Good, many fast food products are loaded with bleached white sugar, white flower and of course lots of Fat. You need to consume High Fiber foods. Whole grain bread, raw vegetables and fruits, nuts, whole grain cereals and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.
When you are enjoying your meals take smaller bites and chew your food well. Do not over eat.
Nutrients that may aid in getting your body back to a healthier state are:
Products including L-Glutamine, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow root, Citrus bioflavanoids, Omega 3 Essential Fatty acids and as mentioned previously, at good Multi-Vitamin-Mineral daily supplement.