|Something you may not know about Dr. Charlie and I both, we both suffered from major leaky gut since childhood.
What causes leaky gut as an infant?
Well believe it or not, infants are born with leaky guts and it is the beneficial microbes that baby collects on the birth canal journey out into the world and mother’s breastmilk that help to seal up the gut by the time the infant is 3-4 months of age. But different assaults on the infant can thwart this process, like C-section birth, vaccination, other medications, formula fed and high stress levels of the mother during pregnancy and the first few months of life. There are other assaults but those are the most common. These assaults can set up a child for a lifetime of allergies, skin conditions, digestive disturbances and more.
How do you know if you have a leaky gut?
If you suffer from;
- autoimmune conditions
- chronic, seasonal allergies
- food allergies & sensitivities
- chronic digestive issues
- constipation or loose stools
- any non-communicable disease, like diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer
- hormonal imbalances
What can be done?
I will say that I always encourage attacking any imbalance through diet. A wholesome, homemade, organic diverse diet of high quality proteins, vegetables and fats can do wonders for the body. In fact, Dr. Charlie and I did the Body Ecology Diet for 2 whole years to help begin our gut healing journey. But in the end, some leaky gut issues cannot be remedied through foods, in fact some gut dysbiosis can be so severe, the healthiest of foods can even aggravate the symptoms.
Years of healthy gut attention was great but it wasn’t until we began to add in this supplementation protocol that we saw complete healing and remediation of leaky gut.
*HCL- hydrochloric acid is a crucial stomach acid that almost every adult is deficient in making. And low stomach acid production can be the cause of H. Pylori and even arthritis. Many medical doctors prescribe patients acid blockers because of ongoing heartburn, when it is more often LOW stomach acid causing the issue. Some advanced gut issues cannot tolerate HCL supplementation until the stomach lining is healed and this calls for organic aloe Vera juice and mastic gum capsules and a diet of no refined oils, caffeine or alcohol for at least 6 weeks before attempting to supplement HCL once again.
*Digest Enzymes – these enzymes can help you to fully digest your food and help you to then absorb the nutrients from your food. This also allows you to keep the food you eat from rotting in your intestines and triggering candida, auto immune conditions and worsening allergies.
*Spore Based Probiotics – These are the only probiotics that make it passed the stomach acid and help to ‘over take’ the pathogens in the large intestine and they also to help heal SIBO where most probiotics worsen SIBO.
*Precision Prebiotics – These are as important as the probiotics because they are the FOOD for probiotics. They also help to clear out toxins in the bowel that are released from our livers, like toxic cancer causing estrogens. We are meant to get our prebiotic fiber from our food however 95% of Americans are deficient in fiber. Precision prebiotics are important as they target the ‘good guys’ and do NOT feed the bad guys and similar to the spore based probiotics, this is crucial for people with SIBO. Common high fiber foods and supplements can severely aggravate SIBO conditions.
*IONbiome – is a gut-strengthening, brain-boosting mineral supplement sourced from 60-million-year-old soil that naturally supports microbiome balance. The active ingredient, Terrahydrite®, has been shown to support the integrity of tight junctions in the gut lining, even in the face of damage from toxins such as glyphosate found in all foods that have been treated with pesticides.
This has been the most incredible protocol for leaky gut, it has taken us years to settle on something that works across the board for clients, family and friends.
Please click on the links below to order any of these products and the discount code is next to the link if there is one.
If you already have products that you have been using and wonder if they will suffice, please feel free to email me and I am happy to give you some free guidance.
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-Kitty Martone, Healthy Gut Girl