Here are a few of the common signs and symptoms:
- food sensitivity
- autoimmune disease
- thyroid problems
- skin conditions
What is ‘Leaky gut’?
Intestinal permeability. Simply put content from your gut can pass/leak through the intestinal barrier. Gut bacteria and their by products can escape the gut thus causing inflammation of the cells and cause tissue damage.
“Leaky gut” can be caused by an unlimited number of things from alcohol to chemotherapy. There is nothing pleasant about this disease including the name. But the good news is there are answers, and they lie in the foods we eat.
The main function of the gut is to absorb nutrients from food. Another very important function of the gut is to keep harmful bacteria, toxins, and food antigens from invading the rest of the cells in the body.
What can you do about it?
Lifestyle modifications are you main defense.
Avoiding the triggers such as:
- Diets low in fiber, high in fats and sugars, processed foods
- Intense physical activity
Include healthy unsaturated fat, Omega-3, to your diet. This is vitally important to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 vs Omega-6 fatty acids. Our typical western diet has an excess amount of Omega-6 and very little Omega-3.
It is not enough just to take Omega-3 supplements. In order to provide the necessary healthy effect you must take the correct amount for your body and current state of health as well as take one that is of high quality free of toxins.
Dr. Deepti discovered the value of Omega-3 fish oil and its exceptional value to our health issues and maintaining our health once corrected that she has formulated her own brand that is of the highest quality and free of the toxins that are present in most over the counter fish oil products.
Through intense research and personal experience Dr. Deepti has determined the foods that are harmful and promote leaky gut as well as the foods that are highly beneficial and promote healthy productive cell activity.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of leaky gut make an appointment with us. Your discomfort could be gone with a few minor adjustments.