What is Actually is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Leaky Gut Syndrome is finally becoming a medically accepted condition that affects millions of people worldwide and is linked to a variety of health issues that at first do not appear to be linked to the gut or digestion, however a closer look shows the mechanism of why they are:
Why You Get Gut Problems.
Think of this analogy. Let’s say you put the wrong the fuel into your car engine? What happens?
It either runs very slow or breaks down.
You then need to clean out the engine or take it to a mechanic to get fixed.
This is exactly the same case with your body that is literally a highly sophisticated bio-engine.
If you stick the wrong fuel i.e food and drink into your body for too long, it’s going to break down eventually, and often your digestive system is the first to get hurt.
What happens if you drive your car to long without a service, or thrash the engine too hard? It breaks down and again you need to take it to get repaired.
Same goes with your body. If you stress it too hard without proper rest and rejuvenation, you are going to get sick eventually. In your bodies case the mechanic is your doctor, and I know too well that when I go to get my car repaired for one thing, I often end up with other problems a few months or even weeks later.
As a pharmacist it was very common to see people coming in for digestive issues who not long after came with prescriptions for other issues.
Let’s stop that from happening to you.
According to the amazing wisdom of Ayurveda, diseases begin in your gut, and that is what Ayurvedic doctors focus on repairing first through proper diet, herbs and lifestyle changes.
So by following this same system, by simple logic, it should help you prevent other chronic diseases from happening in your body too.
So What’s Going On Down There?
In your gut you have trillions of bacterial cells. Some good, some bad. The good ones actually help you digest your food, fight off infection and even make you feel good. However new science shows that almost all the issues of the gut arise from an overgrowth of bad bacteria.
When you eat junk like processed foods and sugar, drink too much booze, or take drugs both legal and pharmaceutical, or ingest chemicals you feed this bad bacteria and kill off the good ones.
Even being under prolonged emotional stress can affect your bacterial flora. This can create a vicious cycle as your mood and emotional wellbeing is shown to be mediated by gut flora too.
So first we need to upgrade the fuel you put in your body and then repopulate your digestive system with good bacteria and clear out the bad.
Over time ongoing stress to your digestive system can result in perforations in the lining of your gut wall that leads to ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’.
This means toxins and particles from undigested food can seep back into the bloodstream. Your immune system gets confused by these foreign particles and this can trigger the inflammatory response. This is a mechanism that is often the cause of autoimmune conditions.
However there is a proven fix for this called bovine colostrum. Colostrum is the first milk a baby receives as soon as they are born. It is the most nutritious food you will ever consume, packed with vitamins, minerals and a whole range of antibodies, immuno factors, and growth factors that actually gives you your first immune system. It also greatly aids the development of the gut in a baby so they are able to digest food properly and protect themselves against their new environment outside of the womb.
You can take colostrum as an adult as a way to heal yourself quickly from leaky gut. Bovine colostrum comes from cows and is actually 1000x more potent than human colostrum. The cow also makes 4x more colostrum than the calf needs. Many professional athletes who are prone to leaky gut due to their intense training regimes use colostrum as a way to recover.
So to summarise the 3 major components of the Renegade Gut Cure are:
Correct fuel (natural organic diet rich in essential oils, nutrients, proteins, and free from processed foods, gluten, sugar, alcohol)
Good bacteria (probiotics)
Heal leaky gut (colostrum)