Leaky Gut What’s That?

“Leaky Gut Syndrome” is the name given to a variety of digestive disorders, which can be caused by inflammation of the gut mucosal lining.  The proper digestion and assimilation of minerals and micro-nutrients becomes impaired.  The reality is that healthy intestinal function is critically important to overall health.  Leaky gut can be linked to many allergies, and some of the more common symptoms, like bloating, gas, cramps, fatigue, and headaches.

A leaky gut allows the passage of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other toxins through abnormally large spaces between the cells of the intestinal wall into the bloodstream.  However, when the gut is healthy, this passage is prevented. We cannot call leaky gut a disease; however, it plays an active role in a variety of conditions. For example, it is almost always associated with auto-immune disease. Scientific research estimates that more than two-thirds of all immune activity occurs within the gastrointestinal tract, which is described as “a tube approximately 15 feet long running through the body to the anus.”

A healthy mucosal lining has a protective barrier made of the mucous layer and Secretary IgA (contained in Colostrum) as well as healthy gut flora. Scientific researchers have discovered that the amino acid Glutamine (L.Glutamine) is the fuel used to help repair intestinal cells and improve gut function. This all-important nutrient is contained in Living Stream Intestinal Repair System (IRS).

Bad habits can negatively impact your intestinal health and contribute to a leaky gut.

Factors include:

    • A diet high in fat and refined simple sugars
    • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers

 

  • Overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Food dyes and preservatives
  • Birth control pills
  • Parasites
  • Caffeine and alcohol

By taking all of the proper nutrients, you can achieve Optimum Intestinal Health!

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