Before you look for a medicine, consider the causes of leaky gut syndrome. You always need to look for causes before you ever look for the solutions, because you may just be able to stop what is causing the problem. Why add to the mix?
When causes are obvious, this is exactly what most of us do. We don’t keep burning ourselves on a hot stove. We don’t keep wearing ill fitting shoes that cripple us.
However, not everything is obvious or obvious immediately, partly because the body has an inbuilt instinct to make the best of a bad job. The body always tries to work through the problem as best it can, so there can be a delay between the cause and effect.
This is particularly true with food. When you are super sensitive to what you eat, and mostly eat healthy food, you can have an immediate reaction when you eat something that isn’t healthy. Most people are not particularly sensitive and eat poorly. So they don’t see the effect.
And that, sadly, includes most mainstream health professionals; who you may rely on for their knowledge. Before relying on anyone, it’s good to know who trained them. In the case of the medical profession, the pharmaceutical companies dominate medical schools. Their agenda is very different from the caring medicos. But most students aren’t aware of this.
As Einstein is famous for saying, and I paraphrase, you can’t approach solutions with the same consciousness that created the problem.
What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
This is an intestinal complaint. The intestines are designed to allow the nutrients from digestion to pass into the blood stream. In those with leaky gut, larger particles are allowed into the blood stream which cause mayhem. The particles include those that would naturally pass through the bowels to be excreted.
Leaky gut results in inflammation and this can contribute to irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, diabetes, food allergies, polycystic ovaries and a lot more.
Common Symptoms of Leaky Gut
These are many and varied, but include:
- diarrhoea, constipation or alternating between the two
- skin complaints
- joint issues
- general pain
- difficulty in concentrating or confusion
Common Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome
As Jeffery Smith from the Institute of Responsible Technology explains more than 30 diseases, including bowel issues, have either been totally reversed or hugely improved simply by switching your everyday diet to certified organic food. Of course, that means you’ll probably be cutting out a lot of junk food at the same time, because only fools try to sell organic junk food.
So just a simple change of approach to what you put in your body, can cure your health issues.
And it isn’t just you who benefits. The farmers, the farm workers, the environment and wildlife also benefit.
Another common cause of leaky gut syndrome, or any bowel issue for that matter, includes animal protein.
Humans may be omnivores, but we aren’t at the carnivore end of the scale. We are much closer to the herbivore end. You only have to look at our digestive anatomy and compare it with a true carnivore (say a cat) and a true herbivore (say a horse).
- Our teeth are flat for grinding just like horses teeth.
- Our stomach acid is weak compared with carnivore stomach acid, more akin to that of horses.
- Our intestines are long, just as they are in horses, rather than short as in cats.
Our bodies can cope with small, infrequent amounts of animal protein (dairy, eggs, red and white meat, fish), but not the amount that is so commonly consumed in western countries. Our digestive system goes into overwhelm.
So switching to a healthy whole food, plant based diet can only benefit your overall health and energy, including any bowel complaints. Michael Gregor’s website is a treasure trove of information.
Combining the two – organic and whole food plant based, and few people will need any extra help or support. They won’t have the problem any longer, unless they deviate.
However, there are always a few people who DO need extra help. Rather than add to the problem with synthetic drugs, opt for professional homeopathic treatment. The rewards can be seen on all levels – energy, emotional, physical. Once people experience the benefits of homeopathy, they rarely try anything else. There is no need.
Consider the causes of leaky gut syndrome before looking for solutions which may simply add to the existing problem.