At Integrative Health Matters, we frequently discuss leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut is associated with dozens of related conditions and diseases.

Poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance all contribute to the prevalence of leaky gut in our country.

Why should leaky gut syndrome concern you? Recently a leaky gut has been called a “danger signal for autoimmune disease.” You may be well on your way to serious digestive health issues and may not even be aware of it. If you’re wondering if you may be experiencing leaky gut, the first thing to do is assess your symptoms.

Here are 12 common signs that your gut may be in trouble:

  1. Bloating, gas, or other post-meal discomforts
  2. Frequent yeast infections
  3. Losing weight is hard no matter what you do
  4. You have a constant sweet tooth
  5. Your immune system is compromised
  6. Chronic irritable bowel syndrome and/or diarrhea
  7. Frequent acid reflux, gastro-esophageal reflux Disease (GERD), heartburn, etc.
  8. You crave bread and other carbohydrates
  9. Chronic constipation
  10. Autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, hashimoto’s, graves disease, celiac disease, lupus, etc.
  11. Food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities
  12. Chronic skin inflammation such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis

If you’re struggling with any of these GI issues, the first step is to remove processed foods — including added sugar, GMO’s, refined oils, synthetic additives and conventional dairy products.

A gut healing diet includes:

  • Bone Broth
  • Raw cultured dairies like kefir, yogurt, grass-fed butter, and cheese
  • Dairy alternatives like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk, and vegan cheese
  • Fermented vegetables, probiotic supplements, and probiotic foods.
  • Sprouted seeds (like chia seeds, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds)
  • Foods with omega-3 fatty acids, especially salmon and other wild-caught fish
  • Fresh organic veggies, fruits, sea veggies, and superfoods
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • More alkaline-forming foods
  • Nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods like Wild caught salmon, lamb, free-range organic chicken, and grass-fed beef (in moderation)
  •  Stress reduction

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