In order for the body to function optimally, its interconnected systems need to work synergistically to maintain homeostasis.
A disruption in any part of the body, will ultimately negatively effect the body as a whole.
Evidence shows that optimal health throughout the whole body starts in the gut.
Gut health is critical to overall health, and an unhealthy gut will result in impaired digestion, absorption of nutrients, energy production, and eliminatation of waste products.
Gut barrier integrity is crucial, with some permeability to allow nutrients to pass through, whilst tight junctions maintain a barrier function to prevent potentially harmful substances from entering the bloodstream.
Enhanced intestinal permeability; commonly known as ‘leaky gut’, has been implicated in numerous health conditions, including anxiety, depression and obesity, in addition to food intolerances and sensitivities.
For example, when your gut is compromised, undigested food particles end up passing through the gut lining into the bloodstream. This can put your immune system in overdrive and lead to systemic inflammation. With this hyper-awareness, your immune system ends up reacting to almost any food that passes through, including healthy foods like kale, triggering symptoms, from bloating, discomfort after eating, lethargy, headaches, mood swings and much more, which can have a negative impact on your quality of life.
A recent study showed that elimination diets based on IgG mediated food intolerance, led to a significant improvement in gastrointestinal discomfort symptoms.
There are many different approaches to rebalancing the system; including:
*Optimise gut and liver function
*Addressing gut dybiosis (microbial imbalance)
*Supporting membrane integrity
*Addressing food intolerance
*Optimising the body’s detoxification systems
*Introducing stress management techniques
*Incorporating regular and consistent self-care practices
Supporting intestinal health and restoring the integrity of the gut barrier could make a difference in your overall health and well-being.
I can support you with gut health protocols, comprehensive elimination diets, a comprehensive approach for the normalisation of gastrointestinal function using 5R approach; Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair and Rebalance