It has been a while since I have written. Today’s topic is very Important to us all! Did you know that tiny ‘leaks’ in the lining of the small intestine may play a role in diseases as diverse as asthma and arthritis? What is happening is a new awareness of one of the best immune weapons we have-our own gut lining. The lining of our intestine is meant to absorb food, but it also acts like a barrier to keep out invading pathogens. When things like aspirins, bacteria or even pesticides are sprayed on our food, the lining gets ‘battered’ and it loses its integrity.
When the gut lining loses its integrity, the door is open to letting in bacteria, viruses, parasites and even undigested food. This then activates the immune system as well as the autoimmune system. We call this condition, Leaky Gut Syndrome. Here are some of the symptoms of Leaky Gut: fatigue, arthralgia, myalgia, fever, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, skin rashes, toxic feelings, memory deficit and shortness of breath.(Leo Galland,M.D.)
It behooves us to keep our “immune barrier” healthy! People who smoke, drink too much, take alot of nsaids such as ibuprofen, take frequent antibiotics, are exposed to environmental toxins, have poor digestion, or who have bacterial or microbial infections have a greater risk of increased intestinal permeability.
I would like everyone reading this to choose to optimize their health and well-being. Taking the right supplements, getting adjusted, drinking filtered water and consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, can make a huge difference in how you feel and in how strong your immune system is.
Thank you for joining me on the path to good health! As always, I welcome your comments and questions.
Have a magical day!