Leaky gut is a syndrome where digestive matter moves through the intestinal wall into the abdominal cavity. This provokes an auto-immune response; it may be totally separate, or connected with food allergies (related to Celiac’s disease) such as allergies to grains, gluten, or dairy products.
Causes of leaky gut can be food intolerances and made worse, or be caused by antibiotics, regular use of NSAIDS (non-prescription pain relievers), and steroid use. It can cause or increase other auto immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Leaky gut is not recognized by modern medicine and most likely caused or aggravated by anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), steroids and antibiotics. They don’t seem to see a connection with leaky gut syndrome and arthritic, digestive, and auto-immune disorders.
Natural perspective on leaky gut is to eliminate food allergens and to attempt to eliminate all pain relievers (aspirin may be the worst), antibiotics, and steroids. Then you must use several of the following natural therapies for leaky gut to repair the gut. You can always use other natural treatments for auto immune diseases and symptoms. Gut repair can be effective in 2 to 4 weeks.
Diet for Leaky Gut
It is important to eliminate allergic foods for 30 to 40 days to determine their effects. Obvious dietary concerns are to eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and refined foods.
Nutritional Supplements for Leaky Gut
Antioxidants are needed in general; Grape seed extract at 200 mg a day for tissue integrity, and Evening Primrose oil at 1000 mg a day to promote tissue health.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Leaky Gut
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.Plantain – to heal intestinal wounds and seal the leaky gut. Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antioxidant, liver protective.
Yarrow – antimicrobial, anti-spasmodic, wound healing, useful for liver, antiulcer and for varicose veins.
Chamomile – improve digestive function, IBS, GERD, muscle relaxing, anti-inflammatory.
Marshmallow – to soothe the mucus membranes and protect against ulcers, and other wounds.
Cell Salts to Help with Leaky Gut
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc phos 6X – increases digestion, promotes calcium metabolism
#10 Nat phos 6X – promotes proper digestion and pH
#12 Silicea 6X – to heal the gut and connective tissues
Leaky Gut Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
These homeopathics may help when symptoms match; there are no known remedies for leaky gut syndrome. It is always worth a try using 30c potency.
Colocynthis – lower abdominal pains and cramping that cause one to double over into a ball; food and drink taste bitter; sensitivities to potatoes and starch; feels better from coffee.
Magnesia carb – skin smells sour; sour belching and vomiting of bitter water; eats all day; aversion to vegetables, green foods, green fruit; feels worse form dairy products, starches, potatoes, cabbage; thirsty at night craving for meat, fruit, acids, vegetables, bread and butter.
Magnesia mur – the main remedy for small intestine health; food sensitivities to dairy products; helps liver and nerves; diarrhea from dairy; lots of trapped painful gas.
Nux vomica – food sits like a rock in the stomach; indigestion; anger, irritability, rage; craves stimulants and alcohol; craves fats, bitter and spicy foods; coffee milk, beer and water don’t taste right.
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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card