The Crucial Piece Of Your Gut Health That You Are Missing

The Crucial Piece Of Your Gut Health That You Are Missing

Increasing numbers of scientists are examining the causes of this syndrome and, even more important, strategies for healing leaky gut. Find more information here!  

Leaky gut. What exactly does that mean? At its simplest, the lining of your gut shouldn’t have holes in it, or large cracks. If it does, you’ve got the condition called leaky gut.

Interestingly enough, in ancient times, healers used to say that diseases could come from stomach (gut!) imbalances. Then, medical professional became more educated and this theory was frowned upon. Illnesses were typically blamed on bacteria, or viruses or parasites. Today, people are paying more attention to this ancient wisdom, with more and more medical publications exploring a fancy-sounding concept called “increased intestinal permeability.” In layman’s terms, “leaky gut.”

As just one example, a health-related blog by the prestigious Harvard University shares how scientists and researchers are discussing how a unhealthy gut lining can let toxins in.

The result? The healthy bacteria in your gut changes. This can cause inflammation, which can lead to chronic disease.

As just one example, about 20 percent of Americans (approximately 60 million people) suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Challenging symptoms include bloating and cramps, pain, diarrhea and constipation — and who wants to feel like that?

Dr. Axe lists other signs and symptoms of leaky gut, including:

  • Food sensitivities 
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Thyroid problems
  • Nutrient malabsorption 
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Mood issues and autism


So, what do you do?


Healing Leaky Gut: Tips and Strategies

To heal leaky gut, it’s important to eat a nutritious diet. What not to eat: processed foods, plus ones that cause an allergic reaction in you and so forth. Dr. Mark Hyman recommends that your leaky gut diet is low in sugars and refined carbohydrates. Keep a journal of what you eat and eliminate any foods that cause you problems.

Other tips include:

  • Eat protein at every meal, including breakfast; WebMD.com provides a list of quality protein sources, with Prevention.com sharing meatless protein sources 
  • Include high-fiber foods in meals, from vegetables to fruit, nuts, seeds and whole grains; (Did you know that eating ten portions of vegetables and fruits daily can prevent 7.8 million premature deaths around the world?)
  • Add healthy fat to your diet by eating cold-water wild salmon and the like; Self.com shares a list of healthy high-fat foods to enjoy
  • Reduce stress, perhaps through yoga, meditation, deep breathing and more; according to the MayoClinic.com, “Stress management gives you a range of tools to reset your alarm system. It can help your mind and body adapt (resilience). Without it, your body might always be on high alert. Over time, chronic stress can lead to serious health problems.”
  • Exercise regularly; if you’re new to exercise, Harvard University provides tips for exercising safely. Consult your doctor for advice specific to your unique needs.
  • Get a good night’s sleep, using National Sleep Foundation advice, if needed. 

There’s one more important factor to consider

It might even surprise you! It did me. We need to factor in where we fall on the mental wellness continuum. Gut feelings get all the press, but your gut may be more of a thinker than you know. Some scientists now consider it a second brain.  A fit body begins with mental wellness, and the key to a healthy brain is the gut microbiome. Take our short 5 minute assessment to see how you can naturally improve your mental wellness, a major factor for solving the root problems that cause Leaky Gut.

About Roger & Jane Hardy

Roger and Jane created Hardy Healthy Gut to show you that every problem in life is easier to solve when your mind and body are working properly.
And you don't have to be a health nut or fitness enthusiast to enjoy a mind & body that's firing on all cylinders.

All it takes are simple, daily habits that get easier and easier with practice.

The tips we teach are the same simple daily habits that helped us feel better in our 40's than we did in our 20's.
And these same daily habits have made our 50's and 60's a successful adventure!

Now we look forward to the future and we're enjoying getting older!

Which proves that age is just a number and that number isn't what's slowing you down.
Your age isn't the real cause of those aches, pains, and brain fog.

All of this is possible for you too, my friend!

So thank you for being here. I hope you use these tips to transform your life and enjoy retirement as much as we have!

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