Gut Health

What is it and why is it important?

There are three areas: the health of your stomach, the health of your large intestine, the health of your small intestine, and all three have to work properly.

What can lead to gut dysregulations? 

  • Antibiotics

  • Anti-inflammatories

  • Illness that tagets the stomach 

  • High stress situations for long periods of time

  • Exposure to inflammatory foods 

  • High consumption of alcohol

  • High consumption of caffeine

Gut change, either in the stomach, the small snippet, the large intestine or the combination of all three, makes you more likely to develop diseases.

What Foods are Right for Me?

Leaky Gut Syndrome (i.e. intestinal permeability) occurs when the lining of your small intestines becomes damaged and tiny food particles are able to pass through microscopic cracks that form. Healthy intestines should not leak but they can easily damage and tear apart if they are exposed to foods that cause them to become inflamed. Once food passes to the outside of the intestines and into the bloodstream, it causes an immune reaction around your body which is known as Leaky Gut Syndrome.

 

Did you know that Leaky Gut is a common cause of weight gain?

A leaky gut leads to daily bouts of inflammation that spreads throughout your body making cells and organs sick.  One of the most common symptoms is weight gain which occurs in a majority of people who suffer from Leaky gut.

Determining which foods are leaking through your gut and the amount of reaction that each of those foods is causing in your body is the key to repairing your gut and getting on the road to health. Repairing a leaky gut has been proven to improve health, reduce fatigue, increase energy and typically leads to weight loss.

How do I know which foods are causing my gut to leak?

Identifying hidden food sensitivities without proper testing is impossible!  Food Sensitivities, the cause of Leaky Gut, is NOT the same as a Food Allergies!  The foods you may have allergies to are not necessarily the same as those you have sensitivities to.  Food sensitivities (long term silent inflammatory reactions) cause leaky gut NOT food allergies (immediate Histamine related reactions).  Food allergies produce an immediate response such as gas and bloating, as a result, most people know their food allergies and can avoid those foods so laboratory testing is often unnecessary.  By comparison, the intestinal tears and leaking gaps from Food Sensitivities often take days to manifest depending on your immune system.

Nutrition

Nutrition is critical, but, it's not so much what you eat, It's how much quality nutrients you can absorb. And, regardless of whether you're taking supplements or eating healthy food if you do not have a healthy gut, likewise, likely you do not have proper nutrition.

Did you know that medications and supplements can commonly cause nutritional depletions? For example, birth control causes a nutritional depletion of B vitamins. So most women that take birth control have low B vitamins, and without supplementing them, they can find themselves getting sick.

So even people that eat well and take supplements may not have proper nutrition, and poor nutrition is your biggest risk factor for developing a disease.

At BodyScience we do comprehensive nutritional evaluations to understand the current state of your nutritional health, guidance as to how to correct it, and we offer IV's and supplementation to fix those depletions.