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Why A “Leaky Gut” Lurks Beneath A Laundry List Of Women’s Most Worrying Health Problems

Written by Dr. Liz Cruz

If you’ve been looking for the source of why your health has been letting you down, you’ve likely heard the term Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) thrown around.

But you may not have grasped exactly what that means or the full range of ways it could be affecting your body and stealing your enjoyment of life. Even if you’ve seen a parade of traditional medicine-based doctors, it’s unlikely the term Leaky Gut Syndrome has ever come up. Part of the reason it’s so hush-hush? There are no medicines for LGS.  

As the name implies, LGS is a problem with the intestines, but the disturbing consequences are felt in nearly every organ or tissue in the body.

If you have at least two of the conditions listed below, there is a good chance you have a leaky gut:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Skin problems
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Allergies or food sensitivities
  • Hay fever or sinusitis
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Fibromyalgia or arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Weight gain or loss

In this article, I’ll share why LGS is the underlying cause of so many health problems – especially for women. I’ll outline the dominant role the gut plays in your overall health, and why repairing, rebuilding, and healing your gut function is an absolute must if you want your symptoms to improve or even fully resolve.

I have been personally assessing and treating patients for almost 15 years. My clinic, Dr. Liz Cruz Partners in Digestive Health, has a registry of over 17,000 patients. I’ve learned a lot about how to help people suffering in silence with medical problems that have their true source in the gut.

The aim of this article is to give you an in-depth understanding of the connection between your health frustrations and their relationship to your gut health. You can come away with hope that there is a proven and natural way to feel back to your old self again, even if nothing has worked until now.


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#1 – l asked myself, “Why aren’t they getting well?!”    

I have been a Gastroenterologist since 2003 and have owned my own practice since 2007. I have taken care of thousands of patients.

As a physician, I have strived to be an advocate for my patients by getting to the root of their gut issues. I am extremely thorough with my workups, and I couldn’t help but notice a disturbing trend: Most of the time, my patients’ tests were coming back negative.

This dead end made it difficult to figure out what was wrong with them.

I was putting my patients on medications, only for them to come back and say they weren’t feeling any better.

I was also seeing younger patients with the same issues I usually saw in older patients. I was perplexed. I was upset. l like to help people get better—it’s why I became a doctor in the first place. So, l went on a search for answers.

For the next three years, I studied everything I could that related to digestive health, healing, weight loss, diet, detoxification, and the inadequacies of the modern healthcare system. (It’s unfortunate, but these areas get little to no focus in medical school in which the pharmaceutical approach to care dominates.)

What I discovered during this time was a giant wake-up call for me.

Of course, I continue to practice per the standard of care as a gastroenterologist by running tests and performing procedures on patients. Based on what I learned, however, l realized l was missing a critical piece of the puzzle in the care l was providing.

In 2010, I began to offer wellness education and services, too.

l also started to write about my unique approach to gut health so that l could reach as many people as possible with this important message.

In this short video, I talk about the personal journey I’ve taken to be able to offer hope to people who want to resolve serious health issues that stem from a sickly gut.

#2 What is Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS)?

In the most simplest terms LGS just means the intestinal lining is more permeable than it should be.

The ultra-delicate lining of your intestines is only one cell thick, so is easily prone to breakage.

The purpose of your gut lining is to enable you to absorb nutrients from the food you’ve eaten and digested, and it keeps bacteria, wastes, and undigested food out of your bloodstream and in your intestines where they belong.

If you have a leaky gut, not only do the wastes and toxins gain entry into your bloodstream, you also have a reduced ability to absorb vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from your food.


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#3 Why is LGS so bad?

Our small intestines are laced with finger-like projections called villi. These villi increase the surface area of the intestine and contain specialized cells that transport substances into the bloodstream. Although these villi do not aid in the digestion of nutrients, they do help with nutrient absorption.

With LGS, the tissue of the villi in the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated, which allows metabolic and microbial toxins of the small intestines to flood into the bloodstream. This event compromises the liver, the lymphatic system, and the immune response, including the endocrine system.

Some of the most incurable diseases are caused by this exact mechanism, where the body attacks its own tissues. This is commonly called auto-immune disease.

Leaky Gut is often the primary cause of the following common conditions. Asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, urticaria, migraine, irritable bowel, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis are just a few of the diseases that can originate with leaky gut. It also contributes to PMS, uterine fibroid, and breast fibroid.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is often the basis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and pediatric immune deficiencies.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is reaching epidemic proportions within the population. Historically, the only way bowel toxins entered the bloodstream was through trauma, for example by sword or spear.

This quickly led to septicemia that might be treatable, or more probably, ended in death. Outside of trauma, the body maintained a wonderfully effective selective barrier in the small intestine, one that allowed nutrients to enter, but kept out metabolic wastes and microbial toxins in the intestines.

#4 So what happened?  What causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Looking at this list, you will understand why leaky gut is so common among Western society today.  

The following factors raise your risk of having a leaky gut:

  • Use of antibiotics
  • Candida overgrowth in the intestines
  • Use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Sugar consumption
  • Processed food consumption
  • Alcohol and caffeine consumption
  • Stress
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Food poisoning and gastroenteritis
#5 Why Antibiotics are no friend to your gut

The number one cause of LGS is the prevalent use of antibiotics. The first antibiotic, penicillin, did not enter mainstream health care until 1939. Since the 50s and 60s, antibiotic use has been frantically prescribed for every infection and inflammation, particularly pediatric ear infection, bronchitis, and sore throat.

Antibiotics create their damage in two ways. The first is by destroying beneficial bacteria. The small intestine and large intestine host over 500 different kinds of beneficial bacteria. These bacteria perform hundreds of functions required for healthy metabolism and immune response.

Through enzyme secretions, bacteria transform metabolic and microbial wastes before they are discharged by the body. These wastes include cellular debris, hormones, chemical wastes, bile, pus accumulations, viral toxins, bacterial toxins, etc.

For example, the body creates bile not only as a lubricant to flush waste out of the liver, but also to detoxify many of the poisons accumulating in the liver. Bile, however, is extremely damaging to large intestine tissue.

When bile enters the small intestine via the common bile duct, beneficial bacteria break the bile salts down into a less toxic compound, making it non-dangerous by the time it reaches the large intestine.

When you take antibiotics you destroy these bacteria and the bile salts freely enter and damage the large intestine.

I believe this contributes significantly to the high incidence of colon cancer plaguing today’s society.

Beneficial bacteria also break down hormone secretions that are discharged from the liver to the small intestine. If you lack the bacteria to break down estrogen and the intestinal permeability has been altered, you’re now reabsorbing estrogens in their original state.

The body will deposit these in estrogen sensitive areas such as the breast, uterus, or ovaries, contributing, if not causing, fibroids and tumors. The same scenario is responsible for premenstrual syndrome as well.

Healthy mucosa allows nutrients to pass the barrier while blocking the entry of toxins.  With leaky gut, the barrier is dysfunctional, blocking nutrients at the damaged villi while permitting toxins to enter the bloodstream.

Antibiotics kill off “good” bacteria in the gut that our body needs to be healthy.

The second way antibiotics damage the intestines is by fostering the growth of Candida albicans (a species of yeast) and other pathogenic fungi and yeast. This event, more than any other, causes Leaky Gut Syndrome. In a healthy situation, the tissue of the small intestine maintains tight cell junctions, which contributes to the physical barrier involved in intestinal absorption. In addition to the physical barrier, there is an important chemical barrier within the mucus that contains immune agents, which neutralize any toxin that comes in contact.

Candida exudes a secretion, which causes the cells that make up the small intestine tissue to shrink. This allows intestinal toxins to infiltrate through the tissue and into the blood. The secondary barrier – immune agents in the tissue mucus – remain the sole agent for neutralization.

Eventually, the immune system becomes exhausted by having to rise to this challenge.

The damage done by Candida is to the intestinal tissue barrier, allowing the absorption of serious toxic agents and chemicals, which then enter the blood and affect numerous organs, including the brain.


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#6 The Secret Pain Caused By Painkillers

Another contributing factor to LGS is the rampant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs otherwise known as NSAIDs.

These include medicines such as: aspirin (Bayer and Excedrin), ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), among many others. In 2015, $12 billion dollars was spent on NSAIDs and many of our patients take them regularly for some form of pain relief.

Because they are over-the-counter medicines, they seem harmless; but these medicines are a major cause of LGS because they viciously inflame the intestinal lining, causing a widening of the spaces between cells and sometimes hemorrhaging.

#7 The Processed Food Problem

When the integrity of the intestinal barrier has been compromised, intestinal toxins are not the only pathogens to be absorbed. The barrier, in a healthy state, selectively allows digested nutrients to enter the small intestine when all is ready.

With leaky gut, nutrients can be absorbed before they are fully digested. The body’s immune response, through specific antigen-antibody markers, will tag some of these foods as foreign irritants.

Every time that particular food touches the tissue, an inflammatory immune response is mounted that further damages the tissue lining. What started as a Candida irritation with shrinking of the cells, has now been complicated with active inflammation every time a particular food is eaten.

Food allergies are a common secondary problem to Candida, and if present, will maintain the leaky gut continuously, even if the Candida problem is treated.

The most common food allergies are dairy, eggs, gluten grains (wheat, oats, rye), corn, beans (especially soy), and nuts. There are seldom real allergies to meat, rice, millet, vegetables, or fruit, although an allergy to garlic is not uncommon.

What has to be distinguished is a real allergy – that which causes a histamine inflammatory reaction at the site of the small intestine tissue – from sensitivity, which may cause uncomfortable symptoms, but seldom is damaging.

Sensitivities are usually due to low stomach acid or a lack of pancreatic or digestive enzyme secretion resulting in poor digestion.

A fast food or processed food diet that contains a lot of sugar, chemicals, and preservatives not only exposes the body to more toxins, but is also nutrient-depleted.  The more depleted the body gets, the harder it is for the body to produce healthy enzymes and bacteria for healthy digestion. If the body cannot break down food properly, it will move on partially digested (in chunks instead of as a liquid). Trying to pull chunks of food through the small intestine instead of liquid only adds to damage already done to the small bowel tissue.

#8 A “holey” gut can put your liver on life-support

Substances that get absorbed through your intestines into the bloodstream head straight to the liver via the hepatic portal vein. That means if you have a leaky gut, you will flood your liver with toxins all day, every day. It is no wonder LGS can eventually lead to some pretty serious health problems.

The detoxification capabilities of your liver quickly become overwhelmed and toxins will spill out into your bloodstream.  The blood has sophisticated mechanisms for preserving chemical balance and will diffuse as much of the toxic chemicals and physical debris into the body’s fluids as is possible. From here, the lymphatic system will attempt to collect and neutralize the toxins; when unable to send the toxins to the liver (because it’s already overtaxed), however, the body essentially becomes toxic.

This places an additional strain on your immune system and will leave it less capable of fighting off infections. Microbes (bacteria causing disease) grow and develop. Toxins will be forced into distal connective tissue around muscles and joints, causing fibromyalgia, or into the cells, which can precipitate genetic mutation (tumors) and ultimately cancer.

#9 Why LGS makes you allergic to foods you used to enjoy just fine

The link between food allergies and Leaky Gut Syndrome is a vicious, two-way street. Increased passage of undigested food particles through the leaky gut leads to the development of food allergies. Conversely, allergic reactions to foods cause a transient increase in intestinal permeability.

If this happens frequently, it may increase the number or severity of food allergies.

In other words, Leaky Gut Syndrome can cause you to become allergic to foods you may normally be able to digest perfectly well.


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#10 Your sensitive sinuses are under attack

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses. There are four paired sinus cavities in the bones of the skull that connect with the nose. There are sinuses located above the eyes, inside the cheeks on either side of the nose, and in the area above the nose on either side.

The sinuses serve to reduce the weight of the face and add resonance to the voice.  Mucus from the sinuses normally drains into the nose; however, if for any reason the sinuses get blocked, the mucus cannot drain, which opens the gate for infection.  Sinusitis may be acute or chronic.

Viral, bacterial, or fungal infections, and allergic reactions are the most common causes of sinusitis. But it can also develop due to a nasal injury, a deviated septum, nasal polyps, or narrow sinuses. Sinusitis can also be caused by tooth or tonsil infections, or inhaling such irritants as cigarette smoke, dust, or dry air.

The most common cause for sinusitis is allergies; therefore, one must understand the causes of allergies and address them in order to heal from chronic sinusitis.

Allergies are the result of the detoxification system not working well, particularly the digestive system through a leaky gut. Leaky gut leads to a hyper-immune system, which leads to allergies, which leads to chronic sinusitis.

#11 Why Leaky Gut Syndrome is the root-cause of IBS

Gut permeability is frequently increased in people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), especially if they suffer from diarrhea-predominant IBS.

People with IBS who also have allergy symptoms like eczema, asthma, or hay fever have also been found to have leaky gut syndrome.

The current working hypothesis is that the balance between “good” and “bad” gut bacteria gets disrupted, which activates the immune system and increases gut permeability.

IBS symptoms can easily take over someone’s life. At the root: a leaky gut.

If you’re plagued by IBS symptoms, l write more extensively on the topic in this article.

#12 Bacterial “bad guys” escape the gut and cause autoimmune disease

Leaky Gut Syndrome allows bacterial antigens that are capable of cross-reacting with your own tissues to escape the gut and enter your bloodstream, leading to autoimmune processes. The passage of certain antigens through the leaky gut barrier has been associated with autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing  spondylitis, thyroid disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s), and celiac disease.

#13 Why a healed gut can give glowing, healthy skin

It’s easy to forget that your skin is a vital, functioning organ.

With an average surface area of more than 21 square feet and 6% to 10% of your body weight, your skin is actually your largest organ! Part of your integumentary system, which also consists of your hair and nails, your skin can say a lot about your health.

Skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis are typically a symptom of something else going on in the body.

The skin is the body’s largest elimination organ, so it’s not surprising that it comes under assault when toxins careen through the bloodstream. Having a leaky gut causes a toxic overload in the body. A skin rash or eczema is a sign that the body is trying to slough out these toxins. Some people will also experience increase in acne or be told they have “rosacea”. The body is trying to eliminate the problem the best way it knows how, and unfortunately, you may see the nasty effects of leaky gut manifest in skin problems.

#14 Thyroid mysteries – solved!

Now that your permeable small intestine has allowed toxins, microbes, and partially digested food to leak into your bloodstream, your immune system goes on high alert to neutralize all of these threats. But because your gut is still leaky, the threats just keep on coming, putting your body in a state of chronic inflammation and putting you on the path to develop an autoimmune disease.

Your immune system becomes so stressed that it begins attacking your own tissue by mistake.

Unfortunately, the same things that cause your gut to become leaky also make it more likely that you will develop thyroid disease, due to its structural similarity to your thyroid tissue.

#15 Maddening migraine and body pain – sourced from the gut.

Since the leak in your gut is so vast, more and more agents are spewing into your bloodstream. Your immune system fails to take care of all of the issues and the impurities get absorbed into tissue and inflame.

Your immune system cannot cope with all of the different areas that are getting inflamed, and eventually, some areas are ignored. In these specific areas, foreign agents accumulate and weaken your body’s immune system. This can then lead to various ailments including headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia and arthritis.

#16 The secret source of chronic fatigue

Certain inflammatory compounds, called cytokines, are increased by Leaky Gut Syndrome and are directly associated with fatigue. If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, your body likely produces high levels of immune cells directed against the toxins given off by unhealthy gut bacteria—a sign of LGS and a cause of inflammation.

The severity of Chronic Fatigue symptoms has been found to correlate directly with blood levels of immune cells directed against toxin-generating gut bacteria.

In plain English, that means the more your unhealthy gut bacteria permeates through your leaky gut, the more tired and fatigued you’ll feel. 

I write more on the link between LGS and fatigue in this article.

#17 How a “depressed” gut can even take grip of your mind

Leaky gut and depression are very common together. It is now known that leaky gut activates the intestinal immune system to produce chemicals called cytokines that spread inflammation through your body.

Inflammation is an important trigger for depression symptoms as well as other maladies such as fatigue, malaise, and pain.

The gut has even been called our “second brain” because its effects are felt so dramatically throughout the body.

#18 How an “out of control” gut can make your weight yo-yo

Weight loss with leaky gut comes from not being able to benefit from the nutrients you are eating. Because the gut tissue is compromised, it is releasing things it shouldn’t be into the bloodstream, while at the same time limiting the much needed nutrients it should be releasing. Without proper nutrients on an ongoing basis, and with a compromised immune system also caused by having a leaky gut, one might experience weight loss.

On the flip side of this, a leaky gut leads to inflammation and has been cited as an important preventable risk factor in obesity prevention. In addition, leaky gut is associated with increased insulin resistance. When your cells are unable to take up the sugar they need due to a poor insulin response, the result is an increase in fat deposits, especially in the liver. Insulin resistance is heightened when there is an imbalance in gut flora.

The gut is a less friendly place for good bacteria when there is inflammation present. Disruption of your microbiome with leaky gut lends itself to poor carbohydrate metabolism resulting in weight gain.


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#19 What is normal – let’s journey inside a healthy, happy body

Before you can start to feel hope for the future, you need to understand the amazing power the gut has to influence the health of the entire body.

And that starts by understanding what normal is: how your digestion system should be working today if your gut hadn’t “sprung a leak.”

It starts by looking at your food and drink intake as fuel for your body. Every day, your body is making new cells and getting rid of old cells. There are trillions of cells in your body all with specific functions. Brain cells have a different function from heart cells, which have a different function than skin cells. Cells make up tissue, tissue makes up organs, and organs make up your body. This means that if you have healthy cells, you will have a healthy body; if you have sick cells, you will have a sick body.  

The feeding and cleaning up of your cells on a daily basis is the primary function of the digestive system (your gut). When your gut is not working properly, it cannot only affect your digestive health but the health of your whole body.

An unhealthy gut struggles to feed and clean your body’s cells.

Without turning this into a science lesson, let’s go a little deeper:

When you eat food, it goes into your stomach as a solid. Obviously, we chew it, but we do not chew our food into a liquid. Your body cannot use food in a solid form. It must be broken down into a liquid (called chyme), so your body can benefit from it. This means when you eat, your body has to go to work making things like enzymes, acid, and other gastric juices.  

When your digestive system is working properly, the digested food (or chyme) will have enough enzymes, acid, and juices to break it down properly, so it can exit the stomach and move into the small intestine as a liquid. There, it will get absorbed through the wall of the small intestine, bringing to the body much-needed nutrients for building healthy cells.

Healthy cells make healthy tissue, and healthy tissue makes healthy organs. Then, guess what you have? A healthy body.

In short: You are what you eat and digest.

Healthy clean food makes healthy clean cells, and in turn, healthy clean organs and a healthy clean body.

On the flipside, processed food and fast food make toxic cells, toxic organs, and a toxic body. Having a toxic body makes it difficult for your body to do its job, which is to heal you!

Whatever the body doesn’t absorb in the small intestine, the body then dumps into the large intestine (or colon). The colon is a muscle filled with trillions of good healthy bacteria; its job is to squeeze as many nutrients and as much water as it can while creating a formed stool in the process.  

A healthy functioning body should be digesting, absorbing, and eliminating food and drink daily. A healthy body should be having at least 2 to 3 bowel movements per day (preferably one after every meal).

The bowel movements should be firm, but soft and well-formed. A healthy body is free from all medical symptoms, has enough energy to get through the day (and then some), and is free from aches and pains.

The bottom line: The gut is ground zero for your overall health.

A healthy person with a healthy gut goes about her day free of pain and with plenty of energy. Without a healthy gut working properly without medicine, it is very difficult to have a healthy body.    

The lining of your intestines is only one cell thick. When that delicate lining tears – your “leaky gut” invades your bloodstream with toxic “foreign bodies.” The body reacts by creating widespread and havoc-wreaking inflammation.

#20 Why good doctors don’t even mention Leaky Gut Syndrome

Most doctors do not test for intestinal permeability or “leaky gut,”  because there is no one medicine, pill, potion, or surgery, to fix intestinal permeability.  

When patients present with frustrating and disturbing symptoms, doctors are left to follow the standard of care and put you on pharmaceuticals.

Most doctors may never have even spoken the words Leaky Gut Syndrome out loud.

Doctors naturally chase after individual symptoms, one at a time, because it’s what they’ve always done and have been trained to do. This “standard of care,” many times, is driven by pharmaceutical companies; these companies have a lot of money at stake in selling their drugs.

Doctors are driven by research-based studies—double-blind, placebo studies that are supposed to prove or disprove a certain drug can do a job without hurting someone. Most of the drug companies have so much money that they can put together whatever kind of study they wish. What’s most troubling of all? They can pay for whatever outcome they’d like.

If a study says “it works,” doctors often take it as gospel and begin prescribing the drug like candy. Some doctors are even paid to prescribe or promote a drug.

You can end up having to cart around a dedicated “pill purse” filled with white-capped orange containers, none of which is helping you get to the real root of what’s wrong.

Many pharmaceutical companies also invest big money into medical schools. They do this not because they want to contribute to the doctors in this country, but because they want to control what the doctors in this country are prescribing.

Our health—or should I say illness—in this country is all about the bottom line for big pharmaceutical companies!

Few medical schools are teaching the long-term side effects of the drugs doctors are being asked to prescribe. Few medical schools are also looking at the drug-to-drug interaction in patients’ bodies. And few medical schools are teaching how to treat the whole body.

Why?

Because no one would make any money teaching those things. No one makes any money if people’s’ guts are healthy and worrying medical issues go away!

Don’t misunderstand me, please. There are proper times to introduce pharmaceutical medicine. The idea, however, of becoming a walking, talking repository for pharmaceutical drugs is not the answer. We live in a society that demands medicine for illness instead of getting to the root cause.

Getting to the root cause of serious health concerns—the gut—changes the whole game.


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#21 Dangerous long-term effects of LGS when left unchecked  

In addition to eating a nutritionally depleted diet, the main long-term effects of LGS come from being on prescription and non-prescription medications on an ongoing basis.

We live in a society that pushes a different drug on us for every ailment.  Think about it, the minute we even get the slightest headache we reach for a pain reliever.  If we get some kind of cold we are immediately at the doctor asking for an antibiotic.  And when disease starts setting in, we are looking for the medicine that will keep it at bay. The pharmaceutical industry has us well trained!

Sadly, these medicines (every single one of them) are toxic and are the direct cause of a leaky gut which brings on even more unpleasant side effects as years pass. Haven’t you noticed in your own life or the life of your friends that the more medicines that are taken the sicker the body gets?  

There is a reason these aches, pains, symptoms and diseases are settling in.  Wouldn’t it be nice to fix the problem instead of adding to it?

When we keep adding to the problem, the gut continues to get sicker which causes even more aches, pains, symptoms and disease.  Without fixing the problem, you are destined to live a life of sickness, taking medicines on an ongoing basis and adding to those medicines as the years go by.  This cycle eventually ends in death much sooner than necessary.

I know this sounds drastic, but this is reality. People die long before they should because they refuse to get to the root cause. I’ve seen the same tragedy play out way too often.

#22 Why over-the-counter and prescription medications don’t work

Hopefully, after what I just explained you are not going to go looking for a medicine to solve your leaky gut issue.  If so, let me save you some time – it doesn’t exist.  No pharmaceutical company has come up with a way to repair and restore the gut. The reason? Their medicines are the main cause of the problem to begin with.

Even if there was a medicine for leaky gut, as you continue to take all your other medicines, or continue to eat a nutritionally depleted diet, you will continue to cause your gut to leak.

This is why there could never be a drug for LGS.  

The only solution for your leaky gut is to clean up the body and repair the cells naturally so the body can do what it does best and heal you.  That’s right, your body is a healing vessel.  It wants to keep you well, it wants to heal you.  What happens when you get a cut? The body rushes to heal it and make it whole again. The body wants to do that everywhere throughout your body but it can’t do its job when you continue to damage it day after day, year after year with nutritionally depleted food and toxic medicines.  Over time, the body throws up its hands and says, you’re on your own.

There’s a battle going on inside of you and your daily choices are directly correlated to whether you win or lose. We as a society have to change our mindset from a quick fix, “pill-popping” mentality to asking, what’s truly causing the problem and how do I fix it?

#23 The overlooked natural solution to LGS: Repairing your leaky gut…

Strong gut function is one of the most critical aspects of our health; it’s what feeds the body and eliminates toxins properly.  Without it, it leads to a whole host of not only digestive issues but also other major health issues many people struggle with today.

The more I learn about the body, the more amazed I am about how it works. How every cell, every electrical and chemical function has a clear and defined purpose.  How our body is continuously trying to heal itself.

None of us wants to be sick.  None of us wants to end up on four, five, or ten medicines.  And when that day comes, we look back and say, how did this happen?  It wasn’t overnight believe me, it was years in the making.

But let me tell you, it can be reversed!

If you want to get well, it’s never too late – and it’s not hard either!

Too many people in this country are suffering in silence and I feel it’s my responsibility to educate patients and clients about the real cause of their health worries.

The solution is not masking the problems by offering medicines that continue to promote an unhealthy gut resulting in malnourishment and toxic build-up.

Taking dozens of supplements is also not the answer. That’s not how your body wants to get well.

The way to achieving gut health—and by extension, tip-top overall health—is by repairing and rebuilding the lining of the digestive system and then learning how to keep it well. Then, you can start enjoying life again, without the black cloud of poor health following you every step you take.


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#24 What’s possible with the right individualized help

A sick and “leaky” gut doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of poor health for you.

I have successfully treated hundreds of patients who suffer terribly with so-called leaky gut syndrome. I know how well it disguises itself as other conditions, and how progressive and dangerously cumulative its effects can be.

A body racked with tiredness and aches and pains can transform into a body filled with strength and vitality. Embarrassing and painful symptoms you fear you’ll live with for the rest of your life can resolve.

Yes, a leaky gut can be expertly and painlessly plugged. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

No “cookie-cutter” way to heal the gut exists. Various factors interplay to help repair and rebuild the gut lining.

These include, but are not limited to, your level of enzyme intake, the function of your immune system, your food intake, antibiotics use, your level of hydration, your stress level, your level of alcohol and tobacco intake, and your regimen of medication.

None of these factors alone is a “magic bullet;” yet intelligently addressed in tandem, they can heal your leaky gut naturally.

We also show you how to maintain your newfound healthy gut function for the rest of your life, so nothing can ever steal your right to enjoy your life without worry, stress, and pain.

Our goal is to help you escape the clutches of LGS for good and free you from the shackles that hold you back from living life to the fullest. <

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