If you have suffered from digestive issues, like leaky gut, colitis, acid reflux, food allergies, and any of the symptoms under the broad term, IBS, then you you've come to the right place, if you want to learn how to repair your damaged digestive system.
SEEMINGLY UNRELATED SYMPTOMS
The thing to remember about a damaged gut lining, is that symptoms can go beyond digestive related ones, and can often show up as:
- Skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, or allergies
- Mental health issues, like poor memory, low mood, irritability or anxiety
- Hormonal imbalances in the form of headaches, tender breasts, irregular or heavy periods
- Low immunity and frequent colds and flu or hay fever
WhAT CAN DAMAGE THE GUT
While you focus on repairing your digestion, take a moment to consider if you have taken any of the following regularly:
- The contraceptive pill
These prescription and non-prescription medications can disrupt the ecosystem of good bacteria that dwell in your gut. This disruption, or dysbiosis, creates inflammation and permeability of the gut lining, and most commonly shows up as acid reflux, bloating, constipation, diarroehea, nausea, or even vomitting.
If you're also consuming a diet that is rich in sugar, caffeine, alcohol, soda, processed foods, and starchy foods like rice, potatoes, pasta, pizza, donuts, biscuits, muffins, are all damaging to gut health.
WHAT CAN YOU DO from a nutrition perspective
In addition to adding healing foods like bone broth, when we work with clients, we often recommend a 21 day Elimination Diet, to kick start their healing, and to also identify trigger foods.
For example, it is well documented that skin conditions like psoriasis, acne, eczema or rosacea, can clear up when dairy and gluten are removed from the diet.