There’s an 80% Chance You Have This
It’s the most under diagnosed or overlooked condition by the majority of western medicine doctors, and the most common issue I see in my functional diagnostic health coaching practice.
It’s called Leaky Gut.
In the functional medicine world, Leaky Gut is widely known and addressed. As Hippocrates once said “all disease begins in the gut.”
In fact, functional medicine doctors are saying that 80% of the population has this. And I can certainly attest to it- every single one of my coaching clients has had it.
Researchers are starting to call the gut your 2nd brain because it has so much power over all the systems of the body. So when it’s leaky, that means your health is in trouble.
The gut is where 80% of your immune system is housed. It’s where you make your sleep hormone melatonin. It’s where you absorb vitamins and nutrients from food to be used to support all bodily functions. And it’s where neurotransmitters like serotonin (the happy hormone) and dopamine (the wellbeing hormone) are produced.
So, can you imagine how much disarray can be caused when the gut isn’t performing all of its duties right?
It would be like removing the engine from a car and still expecting it to be able to run.
In this week’s video I talk more about the prevalence of leaky gut, how it comes to be and what you can do to heal it.
Leaky gut doesn’t just happen overnight, it’s something that has been in the works for a long time. Some of the biggest contributing factors include:
Eating processed or inflammatory foods (gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, alcohol are top of the list!)
Gut invaders- parasites, bacteria, yeast overgrowth
Exposure to environmental toxins/chemicals
Use of over-the-counter and/or prescription medications
I’m sure you could check the box for just about every one of those. And just think, over the last 5, 10, 15 or more years how often have you encountered those things? This is the perfect storm that leaves a trail for leaky gut.
Leaky gut means that the intestinal lining of your G.I. tract has been damaged- it literally has holes in it which allows toxins into the bloodstream, resulting in all kinds of metabolic chaos internally.
This chaos can commonly show up as…
Food sensitivities or allergies
Digestive issues, heartburn, IBS, irregular bowel movements
Thyroid problems, particularly Hashimotos thyroiditis
Mood swings, anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD and autism
Constant joint and muscle pain, arthritis, headaches
Eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne
Unexplained weight gain or struggle with weight loss
Don’t worry, if you have leaky gut you’re not doomed. It is possible to come back from it and live a healthy life. When you clean up your diet, check for and get rid of gut invaders, and implement healing supplements, you can start feeling better in as little as a week! Healing the gut is a process but it is possible.
This is exactly what I’ll be focusing on in my new Get Your Gut In Gear group program.
In this program you’ll get access to an at-home stool sample screening test to see exactly what is going on in your gut. You’ll get to work with me one-on-one to personalize a healing plan just for you, and then work through the pieces of that plan in a small group sessions over the course of 4 months.
It’s time to Get Your Gut In Gear! Your body will love you for it.
There are only 10 spots total available, and enrollment closes April 26th.
Get all the details and enroll here!