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Causes of leaky gut syndrome
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:15:32 PM »
Leaky gut is a group of conditions where there are abnormalities of the intestinal barrier, these increases intestinal permeability and allows gut contents to leak through. Gut bacteria can leak out and lead to inflammation and tissue damage. Antigens from food also pass through evoking local and systemic immunological response.
The gut is the seat of immunity, once leaky gut sets in  or there is altering of the gut flora, this negatively affects the immune system and weaken its ability to mount response against disease causing agents..
Common signs and symptoms associated with leaky gut are bloating, indigestion, gas, cramps, food sensitivity, pain, thyroid problems, skin conditons etc.
So many factors can contribute to why you’re having leaky gut syndrome.
 It can result from poor diet consisting of high fats, sugars, emulsifiers and low fiber content.
Chronic stress can also increase stress hormones and cause increased permeability and inflammation.
Other known causes are injury, alcohol, bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis) , infections ( helicobacter pylori, tape worm, malaria and candida), inflammation, zinc deficiency, vitamin deficiency, vitamin c, radiation, chemotherapy , ageing etc.
As tricky as leaky gut can be, using the right approach one  can fix this problem easily.  Leaky gut wreaks immense havoc and should be fixed as soon as possible so you can enjoy good  life again.
L-glutamine an amino acid has been linked to repairing damaged gut lining tissues and helping reverse leaky gut symptoms.
Bone broth an ancient superfood is another wonder meal for your gut. It contains fats soluble vitamins and minerals that can boost your immunity and digestion.
Some herbal remedies are also reported to help improve leaky gut syndrome; slippery elm and  marshmallow root are some good examples.
Fermented foods such as kefir, kimchi, kombucha provide billions of beneficial gut bacteria that helps correct imbalance between good and bad bacteria. There by resolving leaky gut syndrome.
Intermittent fasting is also a very important step to self-healing. This allows your gut time to heal on its own.
Lastly the use of coconut oil can be the only turn around you need to alleviate your symptoms and regain full functional immunity and digestion.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids that are easy to absorb, digest, and move through the blood and into the liver to be quickly converted right into energy.
 The oil also inactivates the bad gut bacterial like H. pylori, Candida albicans, and Giardia.
 It suppresses inflammation and repair tissues to help heal the gut. Coconut oil does this by turning into monolaurin once it reaches your gut. Monolaurin is a very powerful antimicrobial agent.
All in all, the introduction of coconut oil into your diet is very important especially if you have gut problems. It regulates the harmful bacteria and supports the good bacteria. All these reduce inflammation and leaky gut.
Thanks to coconut oil many sufferers of leaky gut syndrome can get rid of their worrisome symptoms and return to normal gut health and immune function