It seems crazy to me that a condition so acknowledged and well-treated by natural health professionals goes unrecognised by many in the mainstream medical field, leaving patients struggling to receive the help they need to get well again.
Yet, with a leaky gut, this is exactly what happens.
As we talked about in our last article, a leaky gut can cause a raft of health challenges from chronic diarrhea and constipation, to bloating and brain fog, fatigue, cravings, and even mental health challenges.
So if you’ve read 10 Top Signs You Could Have A Leaky Gut and suspect you have this common condition, what can you do to heal yourself?
That’s an important question!
Let’s take a look at my top 7 tips to recover from a leaky gut…
1) Give Up Gluten
As the peer-reviewed journal FEBS Letters notes, this protein alters the function of the gut barrier almost immediately.
It’s a well-known contributor to a leaky gut and I’ve seen incredible results in clients who have removed gluten from their food plans.
2) Quit Refined Sugar
What we eat has an incredible impact on the bugs that live in our digestive system.
To keep this balance healthy it’s important to quit refined sugars.
Tip: Remove biscuits, cakes, pasta, jams, sweets, and chocolates from your home so temptation isn’t lurking in your pantry.
3) Eat Clean & Organic
Choose foods that your grandparents would have recognised.
Examples of a healing food plan include wild fish, berries, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.
4) Schedule Sufficient Shut-Eye
Many people with a leaky gut feel fatigued and so the idea of curling up in a nice warm bed is incredibly enticing…
However, by sleeping well you will also aid recovery of digestive chaos.
Ensure your bedroom is quiet, dark and is comfortably cool, sleep on a supportive mattress and pillow, and set a routine time to wake.
5) Switch Up Your Beverages
Want a healthy gut?
It is time to set aside alcohol, dairy, coffee, and soft drink.
Opt for herbal tea, Kombucha, and filtered water.
6) Medications: Is There Another Option?
Some medications like non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been shown to trigger a leaky gut, so have a chat to your medical doctor about other possible treatment options.
7) Sensible Supplementation
As discussed in the article Nutritional Protocol for the Treatment of Intestinal Permeability Defects and Related Conditions supplementation can boost repair and recovery from a leaky gut.
Options for sensible, evidence-based supplementation include quercetin, Ginkgo biloba extract, vitamins C and E, N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), L-glutamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG).
Sadly, I can’t count the number of clients who struggled to get answers for their digestive and other health issues prior to consulting with me, but the good news is…
You don’t have to!
And as your gut heals, often illness will lessen and it becomes easier to achieve a healthy, lean body!
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