Digestion & GI health
Leaky gut syndrome — how healing your digestive tract promotes total wellness
Molly had been lactose-intolerant for many years before having children. Surprisingly,
she went through two pregnancies completely able to digest dairy foods, and thought
she’d overcome whatever the problem was — until faced with a newborn who had nursing
difficulties, a two-year-old, and a full-time job. Suddenly it seemed like everything
she ate gave her bloating, gas, and eventual diarrhea. She was tired, irritable,
unable to exercise — and running frequently to the bathroom. As she relayed her
story, it sounded a lot like leaky gut to me.
As I explained to Molly, leaky gut syndrome is a digestive disorder that is not
yet fully understood, especially in conventional medicine. But clearing it up is
a top priority if you want to maintain your health. As it turned out, Molly’s leaky
gut caused foods that ordinarily were fine for her to wreak havoc on her system.
With a little extra help Molly was able to heal her gut and come back to enjoying
nearly all her favorite foods — without the embarrassing symptoms!
Most people do not understand that digestion is absolutely the foundation of our
health. Because of the way our bodies are connected, inflammation in the gut can
eventually lead to inflammation in the bones, heart, brain, or beyond, making osteoporosis,
heart disease, Alzheimer’s, or other diseases you may have a genetic predisposition
for more likely as you age. I was refreshed by Molly’s determination to get to the
bottom of her digestive health. Her health will benefit.
Let’s take a look at leaky gut syndrome, and how you can resolve it naturally.
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Last Modified Date: 08/05/2011
Principal Author: Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP