Before you can start the process of healing leaky gut, naturally or otherwise, you are wise to discover the cause. You may know the cause, you may know when it first started and what happened prior to this, but your ideas may have been invalidated by those who don’t appreciate what can cause a problem.
Sadly, this is common. So you dismiss your feelings.
You shouldn’t do that. You should dismiss the person who invalidated your feelings, instead.
Any health practitioner worth their salt, will always start their investigations, by respecting and honouring what you have to say. They may end up discounting it after thorough research convinces them otherwise. But not until.
People know their own bodies better than anyone. They know their weaknesses and strengths. They know when things started to go pear-shaped. Sadly, this knowing is often a quiet voice within, easily discouraged, especially by people with letters after their name.
Your instinct is invaluable, but you have to use it to strengthen it. A bit like a muscle.
Causes of Chronic Conditions Such a Leaky Gut
The real cause of any health problem could be physiological such as from a drug. Or it could be emotional, such as from a shock, grief or fright. It’s what homeopaths call “never well since” symptoms. So you were fine until that drug or that shock. You recall that’s when the symptoms first started. That’s the real cause.
And it results in a chronic condition, one which resonates with you in particular.
Understanding Leaky Gut at a Physical level
Leaky gut is when the intestines become porous. This is also known as intestinal permeability. This allows large molecules of food into your bloodstream, which have no business being there. Your body goes into overdrive to combat these invaders. But it can’t keep up. They are absorbed and cause inflammation.
Inflammation also comes from consuming unnatural foods (processed ‘food’ such as sugar, white flour, packets, etc), gluten, dairy as well as all other animal protein, and toxins (from medication or from the environment).
Chronic inflammation may not be the original cause of the problem, but it can exacerbate it, so is considered to be more of an aggravation to the condition.
The symptoms of a leaky gut include:
- digestive issues – bloating, gas, diarrhoea
- skin eruptions
- mood changes – anxiety, depression
- other systemic or chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, hormonal imbalances, an autoimmune disease
Healing A Leaky Gut
The digestive tract is key to how healthy your immune system is. Healing leaky gut, if you have it, should be at the top of your list of priorities.
The homeopathic treatment to heal your gut includes undoing the damage. In the example given above, it may have been caused by a drug or shock. So this needs to be addressed. Homeopathy is excellent at achieving this.
Once you have unravelled the past damages, your immune system takes over and all becomes well.
However, you must also include some supplements for leaky gut, such as healthy gut bacteria and enzymes. They may now be missing, so you have to help restore them, kickstart their colonisation again.
Your part in this treatment is to eliminate the aggravating triggers – the unhealthy foods, the medication.
It may not be possible to stop some medication quickly, but whatever you are taking it for, also needs to come under the umbrella of your homeopathic treatment.
Chronic conditions often take a while to heal. But the road to full recovery shows an increasing improvement of the symptoms and of your overall health. Homeopathy is probably the only modality that is truly capable of healing leaky gut, just as it is with any chronic disease.