Lesson 11. Healing a Leaky Gut – My Way Or the Highway

Guets Post by Karen Brimayer, Holistic Nutritionist and Functional Medicine Practitioner

I can’t begin to tell you how many different tips tricks and methods I’ve seen for healing a leaky gut. Some are steps in the right direction while others leave me scratching my head wondering where someone could have come up with this stuff.

The good news is that not many of them have a real chance at doing much harm but if you’re going to invest the time and effort to do something, you might as well do it right. Here I’d like to share with you some of the pluses and minuses of a few approaches and let you in on the one that I use to get such great results.

The Supplement Approach

If you can’t tell already, the supplement approach to healing leaky gut is one where you stuff your body full of different supplements hoping you find the magic formula that gets the job done. Well, I’m here to tell you that you’ll be looking for a really long time and accumulate some major debt if you think this approach is ever going to work.

Think about it for a second. You didn’t develop leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease or any other inflammatory based gut condition because you are deficient in supplements. So if your not deficient then why would it makes sense that supplements are going to solve your problem?

Don’t get me wrong. Supplements can be helpful when healing leaky gut but only when you use the right ones at the right times.

The Restriction Diet Approach

Another very popular approach to healing leaky gut is through a restrictive diet. It’s almost a given that with any gut dysfunction that you’re going to develop food allergies. And in most cases there will already be an underlying gluten intolerance or more sever celiac disease present.

While I myself use a restrictive diet with my clients which is similar to the Gotschall Diet with some improvements, you have to understand that restriction is only half of the battle when healing leaky gut. You can cut out anything and everything that you want and your symptoms may improve but the truth is that if you don’t add what your body needs to your diet to heal then you’ll be stuck on your restrictive diet for a lifetime. How much fun does that sound?

My Holistic Approach

If you understand the true nature of health then you should easily understand why a holistic approach to healing leaky gut is always the best. Just about everyone is guilty of making the mistake of thinking that there is one thing alone that is causing their health problems.

But that’s just not how the body works. The body is a system of systems and if you throw one system off, you throw them all off. So in order to regain the balance you have to focus on and bring all systems back to balance.

So if you think you’re going to heal leaky gut with one single approach focusing on supplements or diet alone or any of the hundreds of tricks then you’re going to be in for a surprise. There’s a good chance that you’re going to need to work on much more than your gut if you want a fighting chance at healing leaky gut.

Karen Brimeyer

Karen Brimeyer

Karen Brimeyer is a Nutritionist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Health Consultant who has helped numerous people just like you heal their Leaky Gut and digestive problems, lose weight, and resolve their chronic symptoms and chronic conditions.

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