Healing a Leaky Gut
7-day challenge or 52-day complete gut wall rebuild
We have an epidemic of gut problems in America. Many of us are experiencing or at least know someone who is struggling with food sensitivities such as dairy, gluten, grains, sugar, nuts, soy, corn or a multitude of other foods. People are also hypersensitive to cigarette smoke, smog, mold, perfumes, artificial smells and other chemicals. People have constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, IBS, Crohn's, Colitis, Diverticulitis and other bowel conditions.
What has happened? We have about 3-4 generations now having lived on processed foods and chemicals. Our gut has been damaged by the following:
- antibiotics we take
- caffeine abuse
- parasites, bacteria, mold and fungus infections
- antibiotics in the meat and dairy we eat
- antacids, like Zantac, Tagamet, Tums, etc.
- NSAIDs, like Advil, Tylenol, Excedrin, Motrin, etc.
- Steroid abuse over time
- Birth control pills
- other prescription and over the counter medications
- white sugar, white flour and other refined processed foods
- carbonated drinks
- all pharmaceutical drugs
- chlorinated drinking water
- fluoridated water
This has created holes in the intestinal lining and now everything is leaking into the body where undigested food should not be. This leads to autoimmune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, Raynauds, Chronic Fatigue etc), infections, weak organs, food sensitivities, and a host of other problems. The best way to fully restore health to the body is to start by healing the gut.
Why is it important to heal the gut?
Our GUT is our #1 line of defense for all substances entering our body. It deals with bacteria, parasites, viruses, food waste, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals in our foods, herbicides, pesticides, etc. It is our CASTLE WALL that decides what is allowed in to the blood and what is not.
Our LYMPH is the second line of defense and the GALT (Gut Associated Lymph Tissue) that surrounds it is where our immune system decides the good guys from the bad guys. If the gut and lymph get congested, the process of degeneration, sickness and disease begins to set in.
Not only does healing the gut help with physical sickness (autoimmune disease, poor digestion, joint pain, etc.) but is also incredibly beneficial for ADD/ADHD, autism, OCD, dyslexia, and even psychological disorders such as bipolar and schizophrenia. The GUT/BRAIN connection is very real and crucial to health.