15 Feb Gut Repair & Gentle Detox
Do you ever feel:
- Foggy and tired?
- Achy and cranky?
- Bloated and gassy?
- Like your stubborn weight won’t budge?
Most people raise their hand to at least one of these questions, if not ALL. They also feel frustrated, overwhelmed, and at a loss when it comes to finding a way to overcome these awful feelings.
These annoying symptoms often come from the gut, and there IS a solution! You can finally say goodbye to these troublesome symptoms and feel like a new you through Gut Repair. But first, let’s discuss what exactly happens when your gut needs an overhaul and you are in desperate need of Gut Repair.
The gut houses our immunity cells, and over 70% of our immune system resides there. The stomach also produces 90% of our serotonin (the feel-good hormone), has more nerve endings than any other part of the body, and contains a dense network of blood vessels and lymphatic tissue. And all of us most certainly know—the gut is where we digest our food! When things are running smoothly in your belly, you can expect to feel healthy, lean, happy, and energized. But if not, trouble can arise.
This arising trouble is where a “leaky gut” can appear.
Leaky gut occurs when the intestinal lining becomes porous, allowing harmful bacteria, unbroken down food and toxins to release into the bloodstream.  When left untreated, a leaky gut results in chronic states of inflammation, and inflammation is the gateway for numerous disease states.
According to several studies, many factors are involved in and increase the risk of developing a leaky gut. Here are a few that are commonly discussed:
Inflammation: Leaky gut syndrome and inflammation create a vicious cycle within the body resulting in chronic systemic inflammation.  One of the most common causes of inflammation at the site of the small intestine is food sensitivities.
Stress: Stress significantly impacts the digestive system, making it a likely contributing factor. As stress hormones are expressed, they degrade the delicate lining that protects the integrity of the small intestine. 
Increased gut yeast: Yeast occurs naturally within the stomach. Similar to bacteria, the intestinal wall faces the consequences of breakdown when an overgrowth of yeast occurs. 
Nutrient deficiencies: When the body doesn’t have enough necessary vitamins and minerals, the chances of intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut) increase significantly. 
Excessive alcohol consumption, high sugar intake, and frequent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may also cause harm to the function of the intestinal wall. 
Leaky Gut: Symptoms & Testing
Common symptoms of a leaky gut are:
- Muscle and joint pain
- Digestive problems
- Skin issues
- Food sensitivity
- Challenges losing weight 
Additionally, leaky gut is associated with several chronic diseases increasing in prevalence throughout modern society. These health concerns are autoimmune or auto-inflammatory in nature such as; Celiac Disease, Diabetes, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and food sensitivities. [8, 9]
These frustrating, life-altering symptoms and diagnoses may feel overwhelming and challenging to resolve. However, there is a solution! By engaging in a strategic Gut Repair process that is personalized for your unique needs your intestinal lining can begin to recover, to support proper immune modulation.
With proper guidance and support, healing CAN occur. Join me for a DISCOVERY CALL and I’ll show you how decreased fatigue and muscle/joint pain, increased energy, and resolved gas/bloating can be your new reality. Lose weight, enhance your mood, and feel like YOU again. Schedule your DISCOVERY CALL with Sarah today!
Gut Repair precedes a structured detox. So, once your gut is healed and sealed, THEN is the time for a structured detox. Nowadays, it seems that “detox” is a loaded word that sparks overwhelming feelings and delivers a connotation of intense, uncomfortable work. But it doesn’t have to be…
Did you know that you are detoxing right now? Your skin, liver, kidneys, colon, and gallbladder all work hard to help your body rid itself of toxins every millisecond of everyday.
Whether from your food, water or the environment, you face many chemicals daily. A few common, harmful toxins are:
- Pesticides on food
- Vehicle exhaust
- Body care products
- Shower Curtains
The list goes on. Our bodies come equipped with built-in systems for detoxification. However, these pathways can wear out, leaving you “toxic,” causing fatigue, body aches, irritability, depression, and weight gain. [10, 11]
Depending on established detox goals, strategies and intensity levels can vary greatly.
Gentle Detox for Leaky Gut
Before concocting any detox plan, the integrity of the intestinal wall must first be healed and restored. Most people who need a gentle detox have a “leaky gut,” especially if they are toxic.
Remember all those detoxifying bodily pathways I mentioned? Well, the colon is the exit route for all those pesky toxins your body must shed. Healing your gut lining provides greater benefits when it comes time to eliminate fatigue-inducing toxins effectively. 
Therefore, restoring your intestinal wall is the key to unlocking decreased risk of disease and increased health and wellbeing. Say goodbye to harmful substances wreaking havoc on your body for good! 
It is crucial to assess every aspect of your life for a truly holistic approach to ridding your body of harmful toxins AND it must be done in a strategic fashion based on your personal needs. When a gentle detox is executed with efficiency, care and customized guidance, it can yield compelling results.
Ready to reclaim your vitality? Contact us today at Get Nourished and schedule a consultation to learn more about optimizing your health. My team and I are ready and committed to help you achieve your optimal health.
May you be well & thrive!
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