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How To fix gut health

One of the biggest failures I have seen people make is not understanding gut health. You can diet, exercise, count calories, count macro's, and still be unable to reach your goals, all the while feeling miserable. Why? It all boils down to your gut health. Poor gut health can prevent your body from absorbing the nutrients you are eating, depriving your body of necessary nutrients, and causing your body to metabolize food differently. Which means even if you think you are eating healthy and working out and counting calories perfectly, you may not be able to achieve your goals. So, how do we fix that? Check out this article by Dr. Josh Axe! (I told you I love this guy!)

"Leaky Gut Syndrome

By Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS

May 8, 2018

Original article & page source can be found here.

If you’ve been around the natural health world very long, you’ve probably heard of a condition known as leaky gut syndrome. It sounds pretty gross, but it’s an important enough problem to consider. There are several leaky gut symptoms to be aware of, which is particularly important since leaky gut is associated with dozens of related conditions and diseases.

As more Americans are affected by poor diet choices, chronic stress, toxic overload and bacterial imbalance, it appears that the prevalence of leaky gut has reached epidemic proportions. The medical profession is just now agreeing this condition may even exist, which is especially shocking to me because “intestinal permeability” (another name for leaky gut) has been discussed in the medical literature for over 100 years!

Why should leaky gut syndrome concern you? Recently leaky gut has been called a “danger signal for autoimmune disease.” (1) If you’re wondering if you may be experiencing leaky gut, the first thing to do is access your symptoms. Keep in mind that it’s very common for people on a Standard American Diet to struggle with poor gut function and high levels of inflammation — but just because digestive issues and autoimmune conditions are common doesn’t make them “normal”!

In this article, I’ve outlined a brief description of common leaky gut syndrome seen in people struggling with this condition. Can you heal leaky gut syndrome? As you’ll learn about below, there are four steps I recommend taking in order to repair leaky gut, which includes removing trigger foods from your diet, taking beneficial supplements and rebalancing your microflora with probiotics.

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?