Everything begins and ends in the gut. In fact, our second brain is the center of our gut and is home to the central nervous system and is actually larger and more powerful than the one in our skull. It holds the power to 3/4 of our immune system. The gut is also the first place we should look when we are experiencing chronic disease and inflammation. When our digestive tract has been compromised our whole immune system can be compromised. Let's take a quick look into the gut and it's four major parts.
- The intestinal wall is the lining of the digestive tube.
- Intestinal flora is the good bacteria that live in the intestinal wall AKA microbiome.
- The Gut's lymphatic system or Gut associated lymphatic tissue; GALT
- Nervous system or small nerve fragments that are spread throughout the gut
If any of the four parts of the gut have been compromised, your immune system will be notified and your body will start to become inflamed. You may start to experience light digestive discomfort or bloat to begin however, if not addressed properly if can morph into many other symptoms.
- food allergies
- Inflammation of the joints
- depression and anxiety
- auto immune disorders - Celiac, Chrohn's, MS
- skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne
These signs and symptoms of gut inflammation should not be taken lightly. Predominantly referred to as "Leaky Gut" this type of inflammation will definitely effect the long-term health of your body and your brain.
What is Leaky gut really? Leaky gut is simply a penetration of the intestinal wall, or the most important wall in our body. A colon contains these hair-like tight junctions that help ward off toxins from poor nutrition and uncontrolled environment. When they have become inflamed it starts to pry the junctions open and can create tiny cracks in between the junction. Instead of digesting and dumping the toxins through the body, they can slip through the cracks and into the bloodstream. This is ultimately where disease begins.
Things that can disrupt the gut lining:
- exposure to BPA and other toxic chemicals
- pesticide exposure (non-organic food)
- antibiotic overuse
- chronic infections
- gluten (for some)
- dairy (for some)
Indefinitely, avoiding these things will help the healing process, however it's important to understand that healing takes time. The gut heals in stages. We have to reduce the inflammation first and the allow the lining the opportunity to heal properly. For a basic guide to begin the healing, check out my free 5-day fix to beat the bloat. This will start to get you back on track.
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- Daily protocols to detox
- A healing foods grocery list
- 7-day meal plan; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
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