Leaky Gut and Chronic Inflammation
Updated: May 3, 2022
This week we are continuing to look at the digestive tract and how it effects the chronic inflammation in the body. As we are learning, chronic inflammation is the root cause for so many diseases and health concerns. Examples of these are heart disease, diabetes, cancers, many other diseases such as Crones disease, IBD, Colitis, Arthritis, Allergies and the list goes on!
Functional medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness. Addressing chronic inflammation is one such way of looking at the root cause of your symptoms and outcomes of a disease and then trying ways to address it.
When the lining of the digestive track is introduced repeatedly to foods containing unnatural chemicals and over processed foods even too many sugars, it starts to become damaged or leaky. The stomach lining breaks down from these substances and becomes permeable. Unnatural foreign bodies start to enter our blood stream. The body then starts to attack the foreign bodies or invaders. This is what the immune system is meant to do. However, when these invaders, and chemical are introduced on a daily basis, the immune system becomes overwhelmed and chronic inflammation begins.
Check out the videos and article below to get a better understanding of Leaky Gut and Inflammation.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? - Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (cdhf.ca)
Shilpa Ravella: How the food you eat affects your gut | TED Talk
TED Talk - The Science of your Gut with Giulia Ender
The surprisingly charming science of your gut | Giulia Enders - YouTube
Low inflammation lifestyle benefits Eat Burn Sleep- Yalda Alaoui, Nutritionist, Inflammation Pioneer Many people with no apparent health issues wonder what benefits they might have when embarking on a low inflammation lifestyle. In this episode, I share with you what you can expect in the short term as well as the longer term thanks to lowering inflammation and implementing a lifestyle supporting optimal mental and physical health. This one is a bit longer but I love Yalda for all the reseach she is doing and this podcast explains so much about her research and personal journey.
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Last week I asked you what foods made you feel good and what foods made you feel bad (uncomfortable) after eating them. Take a look a the foods that made you uncomfortable and see if they are highly processed, high starch or sugary. If so, what is one way you could look at making one small change to cut back, cut out or change these items to more a more natural food source?
I look forward to seeing your "smiling eyes' this week for our Caring Circle and Restorative Yoga class.