Dr. Kneessi, a Naturopathic Doctor, discusses the causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome . He has developed a proven four stage system to help you heal leaky gut.
What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Imagine your intestines as a long hose. If the hose is not damaged, then water will move freely through one end and out the other side. Now, imagine that same hose with tiny punctures. The water now leaks out before reaching its intended destination. Leaky Gut Syndrome is similar to a damaged hose, as particles can leak out into the body where they shouldn’t be. This causes damage and dysfunction resulting in poor health.
The scientific explanation of leaky gut syndrome is increased intestinal permeability. The triggers pictured below are possible causes of increased intestinal permeability. Your intestines are designed to act as a natural and selective barrier allowing nutrients in while keeping foreign objects from entering and reaching the blood supply. With leaky gut, there is damage to this natural barrier, exposing our body’s immune system to objects it normally isn’t exposed to.
Leaky gut syndrome affects millions of people and is a common ROOT CAUSE of numerous health issues. Sure it affects the digestive system but leaky gut affects almost every system in the body!
What Are The Common Problems Associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Once the Immune Complex is activated our immune system stimulates an inflammatory response throughout the body leading to a number of different signs, symptoms, and dysfunctions.
- Multiple food intolerances / sensitivities / allergies
- Chronic pain
- Inflammatory issues
- Digestive complaints: Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Gas
- Slow metabolism (weight gain)
- Joint pain
- Poor Skin health (Acne, Eczema, Rosacea)
- Poor Thyroid function
- Immune System Dysfunction
- Oxidative Stress
- Blood Sugar Dysfunction
Leaky Gut Syndrome can express itself many ways which is why sometimes it’s missed by health care professionals. Overtime this Inflammation is associated with a number of different chronic diseases and health problems.
- Digestive Disorders
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
- IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Auto-immunity (some examples being Hashimotos, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Psoriasis)
- Frequent colds
These are just the most common associations. New research on increased intestinal permeability is constantly being studied and reviewed.
What Causes Leaky Gut?
It’s important to note, it’s rarely one trigger that causes leaky gut. It’s an accumulation of a number of factors, over time, that attributes to leaky gut syndrome. These include:
- Poor Diet
- Other common medications
- Hormone imbalances
- Bacterial imbalances
- Blood sugar dysfunction
How Can You Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Not to worry though, Dr. Kneessi has developed a proven four stage system to help you heal leaky gut syndrome.
1. Killing Off Phase
Nutritional and supplemental intervention to achieve optimal balance between “good bacteria” and “bad bacteria”.
2. The Flushing Phase
Promoting a healthy internal environment for the gastrointestinal tract.
3. Repairing Phase
Repairing damaged tissue caused by inflammation with micro-nutrients and macro-nutrients.
4. Re-population Phase
Healthy dose of probiotics and other micro-nutrients to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.