3 Common Mistakes Holding Your Gut Back from Healing
I get plenty of emails and even work with some clients who seem to be doing everything right but they still struggle to get the results they want. And when this happens, you always have to dig a little deeper to figure out what is going on in their life that is blocking them from healing their Leaky Gut.
Below, I’ve outlined 3 of the most common mistakes that most people do not take into account which will have a direct effect on your gut’s ability to heal itself.
So if you’re struggling then take some time to consider these and whether or not they could be a problem for you.
1. Your Mind and Hormones
Your mind can be a great tool but unfortunately most people never use it to their advantage. It can play a huge role in the healing process or it can hinder your progress and sabotage your efforts.
I’m sure you’ve probably heard this before and it’s not new to you, but have you ever stopped to really think about how it all works? Trust me, it’s not all voodoo and make believe. There is some science to it all.
I would bet that you wouldn’t argue the fact that your hormones have an influence over your health and healing. So wouldn’t it make sense that if your mind can directly influence your hormones then your mind would have a direct influence on your healing as well?
That’s exactly how it all works.
Thinking positively helps boost your endorphins and other neurotransmitter hormones. And these hormones have a direct effect on your mood, immune system function, pain tolerance, and food cravings.
So just by keeping a positive mindset, you can help your hormones work to your advantage.
On the contrary, negative thoughts can impair your immune system and cause you to crave foods that cause inflammation.
They also stimulate a stress response in the body which triggers the release of the hormone cortisol which suppresses your immune system and slows down your body’s natural healing process.
2. Hidden Food Allergies
Hidden food allergies are another very common and serious source of stress on the body. Many people are aware of certain food allergies that they have because they trigger direct or immediate immune responses as evidence of the reaction.
But what about the foods that trigger low grade inflammation or a delayed reaction?
Oftentimes, especially with Leaky Gut Syndrome, there are food allergies that are still present but not obvious. And these allergies are still creating enough inflammation in your digestive tract to prevent the intestinal lining from healing.
And delayed food allergies are another problem.
There are some immune antibody complexes within the body that don’t come into play until 24 to 36 hours after the problem food is ingested. So even if you do react to these foods it can be nearly impossible to correlate the reaction if it occurs that long after the fact.
This can make the process of identifying food allergies very difficult and confusion.
3. Parasites and Other Infections
The last big problem that I find very often is that there is some sort of underlying infection within the gut that must be removed before the gut can re-balance and heal properly.
I find this a lot with clients who follow the proper diet, remove all food allergies, and do just about everything right but they still can’t seem to gain control over their digestive tract and symptoms. Or their symptoms improve but come back if they cheat even the slightest bit. And it’s because the infection has all of the control.
But by taking some action and clearing out these parasites or infections then you can tip the balance back in your favor so that you can regain control again and prevent the infection from returning.
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Karen Brimeyer is a nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and health consultant. She has helped over a hundred personal clients heal their leaky gut, digestive problems, lose weight, and resolve their chronic symptoms and conditions.
She is the owner of Optimal Self-Healing in Tampa Bay Florida, a private nutrition and health consultation business and author of the Leaky Gut Cure program.
Karen has worked with a wide variety of populations from new moms to athletes overcome their health problems and achieve optimal health.
Karen found her passion for nutrition as a teenager. While striving to achieve optimal health by following the widely accepted diet and nutrition tips of the media and conventional medicine, she found her own health declining rapidly with the development leaky gut which led to digestive problems and chronic fatigue.
Unwilling to accept her situation, she set out to determine the truth about health which led her through her own research as well as studying and working with some of the best holistic doctors and holistic practitioners in the fields of nutrition, functional medicine, and life coaching.
She has since applied her knowledge with herself to overcome her own leaky gut and achieve an unprecedented level of health and wellbeing. Her happy and healthy pregnancy and now two-year old son, TJ, are a testament to the health she has achieved.
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