Heal Your Gut for Beautiful Skin
What is Leaky Gut?
The term “leaky gut” comes from the idea that the gut, when damaged, becomes semi-permeable. This means that the lining in the intestines can lose its integrity and let things such as food particles, waste, bacteria, etc… leak out into the blood stream. The body must then respond to this foreign matter by mounting an immune response.
What Causes Leaky Gut?
Do You Have Leaky Gut?
Digestive: Chronic diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, nutritional deficiency, sugar cravings
Immune: poor immune response, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease
Brain: headaches, migraines, brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD
Skin: rashes, redness, itching, acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis
How to Heal Your Gut for Beautiful Skin
Once you have removed the culprits, replace them with organic fruits and veggies, wild fish, and grass fed beef. Some people may be able to tolerate raw dairy.
It is a good idea to talk to a health care practitioner about adding digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid to help break down food. Leaky gut will affect how well you process your food and you’ll want to make sure you are getting as many of the nutrients from these good foods as possible.
The gut needs bacteria to thrive – but the good kind! Reinoculate with these good bacteria strains and a good quality prebiotic. Start introducing fermented foods like raw goat’s milk yogurt and sauerkraut, and add a probiotic supplement to your daily routine. Feeling overwhelmed with where to start? Come in for a consult to help you determine which pre and probiotic supplements will best suit you.
Love Your Skin
The skin is a mirror to our internal health, and its close connection to the gut makes it a good gauge of how well our digestive system is functioning. After spending some time healing the gut, the skin will naturally balance out. You might find that you have a greater sense of overall wellbeing as well, as your digestion, energy, and mood will also improve! If you are ready to repair your gut and revive your skin to it’s healthy, glowing past, contact me to get started on the path to beautiful skin.
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