By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs
My saucy southern granny always had food on the stove, no matter what time of day! She would overcook pretty much everything! Green beans weren’t even green anymore! Overcooking food bleeds them free of their nutrients eventually, and all your left with are the more prominent, oddly colored pieces in the colander. This is the way Leaky Gut Syndrome works.
Leaky Gut happens when tight junctions of the intestinal walls become loose and allow bacteria, parasites, food particles, and toxins to pass into the bloodstream. Kind of like a colander, small things begin to leak through. But how did your gut get this way? Possibly over time bad eating habits like too much sugar, long term use of ibuprofen, excessive alcohol, antibiotics, food intolerance, nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, stress, or perhaps yeast overgrowth. One of these or any combination could bring about many health issues and over time, damage your Gut Health which leads to a leaky gut syndrome.
Nutritionally Yours offers several options of Comprehensive Stool Test Kits which are very useful is how to tell if you have a leaky gut syndrome. They are easily completed in your own home. The Comprehensive Stool Kit tests for good and bad bacteria, parasites, yeast, enzymes, inflammation and sIgA levels and much more. . SIgA is a significant player in your gut health! This antibody is constantly “mothering,” encouraging and stimulating the growth of good bacteria which provide defense for the gut. Knowing your sIgA levels are high means you may instead be reacting to some foods in your diet. If sigA is low, it is one way to know if you have a leaky gut syndrome. If sigA is high, it is a way to tell if your immune system is overreacting to something like a food intolerance or pathogen.
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