Leaky gut, which is also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a digestive disorder where bacteria and toxins are able to leak through the intestinal wall and into your bloodstream.
About 70 million Americans suffer with some sort of digestive issue every single day (1) with leaky gut and Candida overgrowths being two common examples.
The vast majority of people that we come across and work with on a daily basis have some kind of health issue with their gut.
For example, they might suffer from excessive gas, bloating, sensitivity when digesting certain foods, IBS, unwanted bacterial overgrowth, fungal overgrowth – the list goes on and on.
Gut health is central to your hormonal and overall health, so it’s vitally important to deal with gut issues when they arise.
In my latest video, I talk about how to deal with leaky gut and Candida overgrowths without conventional anti-Candida diets:
What is a leaky gut?
A leaky gut, or increased intestinal permeability is when the lining of your gut does not work properly and instead starts allowing partially digested food, bacteria and toxins into your body.
This then causes your body to attack these unwanted intruders and causes inflammation.
This can then lead to many health issues that include:
- Headaches and migraines,
- Psoriasis (2)
- Chronic fatigue
- Food allergies (3)
- Lowered immunity
- Irritable bowel syndrome and Inflammatory bowel disease (4)
- Auto immune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and many more. (5, 6)
In fact, leaky gut has actually been called a “danger signal for autoimmune disease“. (7)
So the question then is what actually causes a leaky gut to happen in the first place?
Well, there are many possibilities and these include:
- Various gut infections,
- Nutrient deficiencies,
- Toxic overload,
- An unhealthy diet,
- And the consumption of alcohol.
Leaky Gut, Candida And How To Treat It
One of the causes of a leaky gut that I wanted to focus on in today’s video is Candida.
Now, candida is a fungus that lives both on and inside our bodies naturally, but the problem with this fungus happens when we experience an overgrowth of it.
For example, you may have experienced a very stressful period in your life and this affected the balance of healthy bacteria in your gut and your immune system to a point where you began to suffer with an overgrowth of Candida.
This overgrowth of Candida can then result in not only a leaky gut, but also:
- Bloating, constipation, diarrhea
- Lack of mental clarity and focus, so brain fog
- Mood swings, anxiety and depression
- Skin and nail fungal infections
- Vaginal infections and UTI’s
- Autoimmune diseases
So having an overgrowth of Candida in your gut can not only cause a leaky gut, but also other health problems.
What can you do about a leaky gut and a Candida overgrowth?
Well, first off, you need to get your immune system working properly again and this includes restoring your gut bacteria so all your friendly gut bacteria are back in balance and thriving again.
In my video, I’m expanding on the steps that you must focus on in order to address your leaky gut issue.
Watch the video above and leave your comments!
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