Interestingly enough, our body is an open organism with two main barriers for keeping the intruders out: the skin and the intestines.
Imagine a wound on your hand that does not want to heal – bacteria and dirt can pass easily and cause inflammation which is quite obvious – you observe reddness, pain and so on.
What if we’d tell you that the same is true for the other important barrier – your intestines!
It’s all quite simple, to be honest.
Our intestines are lined with barrier cells, called epithelial cells. They transport nutrients from the food we have eaten into the blood stream. These cells have tight junctions between them to ensure that no undigested food particles, digestive waste or toxins escape into the blood and create health complications.
When the intestinal lining is not in it’s ideal condition – meaning these junctions dont work properly and loosen up, the undigested food particles and toxins can enter the blood and reach all cells of the body. LEAKY GUT is literally leaving the front door open and welcoming the intruders to come in.
Why leaving the doors open is not such a good idea?
The intruders (undigested food particles, toxins, waste products) enter the blood stream through these open doors in the intestines and get carried around the whole body causing inflammation of the cells, immune system reactions and digestive problems. In another article we are describing why chronic inflammation is the true cause of all diseases and why you would want to avoid this at all costs (you can read the article here).
How to repair Leaky Gut
In order to get the intestinal barrier back in shape you need to remove foods that can be iflammatory for you and promote negatiive changes in your gut flora.
- Remove foods that you cannot digest well: these are often processed foods, dairy, eggs, sugar, grains, refined vegetable oils, etc. Here is a simple and quick way to identify foods you personally should be avoiding
- Remove over-the-counter medication: reduce regular use of painkillers such as Ibuprofen, Paracetamol, etc
- Strengthen your digestion: consume foods that contain natural bitters such as artichoke, dandeloin, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, enzymes.
- Strengthen and cleanse your gall bladder: beet root, detox or fasting programme
- Replace the bacteria: eat fermented foods, use high quality probiotic with at least 30 different strains of bacteria to replenish the microbioma in your gut
- Heal the intestinal lining (re-build the barrier): lecithin, L-glutamine, vitamin B, zinc carnosine, aloe, quercetin. Pro Mucosa is a product developed specifically for this.
Consumption monitoring shows that the combined administration of the three dietary supplements – Pro Mucosa, Pro EM san and Pro Basan Complete can significantly reduce the symptoms and markers of leaky gut syndrome and thus make an effective contribution to its treatment. Side effects were not observed. All patients indicated that they would recommend the therapy.
The topic of Leaky Gut has been gaining a lot of attention in the media recently. However, don’t be surprised if your doctor does not recognize this term, because this term is relatively new and not all physicians have invested their time in this topic as yet. In case you suspect having a Leaky Gut, we are available to support you in diagnosis and treatment of the Leaky Gut, so that you can feel energized, happy healthy again. You can book an appointment with Dr. Trofimova here.
Wishing you the best of health!
Liina Molenaars – Trofimova