As discussed over the past week, Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition where there is damage to the intestinal lining and larger particles of food, food that has not been digested entirely, and other toxins, pass through into the body when they shouldnâ€™t. In other words, they â€œleakâ€ out. When these â€œinvadersâ€ make their way through the intestinal lining, the immune system responds by making antibodies and the body thus reacts with symptoms. Because of the stress Leaky Gut Syndrome puts on the body, there is a huge impact on how one feels both physically and mentally. Often, people are misdiagnosed with another condition, when really, Leaky Gut Syndrome is the culprit.
Treatment of Leaky Gut Syndrome is simple. It is done without the use of drugs or surgery by what is commonly referred to as an “elimination diet.” An elimination diet consists of eliminating all foods that people are commonly sensitive to. This would include foods such as wheat, dairy, eggs, sugar, corn and soy. Fore more information embarking on an elimination diet, see April 9, 2010 Blog Post: Embarking On A Dairy Elimination Diet or our recent article: Discovering and Treating A Dairy Sensitivity By An Elimination Diet.
If you decide to go on an elimination diet, it’s always a good idea to do so under the supervision of a medical professional who can recommend food alternatives and a good supplement regimen.
We highly recommend Gloria Gilbere’s book, “I Was Poisoned By My Body.”Â There, you can find a plethora of interesting information about Leaky Gut Syndrome.