Sunday, May 7

What is "Leaky Gut," 11 Signs You Have It, and How PIE Can Help!

Leaky Gut has been a "hippy" conspiracy for a long time, but I get so excited when I find "breakthrough" research where the scientific community has come along and confirmed what hippies have said for a long time. Over 2000 years ago, the original hippy, Hippocrates, said, "All disease beings in the gut." But instead of using "Leaky Gut" in your Google searches (where many good, but less research-based articles are found), use words like "gut permeability" and "microbiome" and the results get VERY scientific, with clinical studies and proven lab experiments on mice, etc. and just plain PROOF that what we are talking about here is not a myth or for those just in the "crunchy" world.
So what is leaky gut? (or "gut permeability" if you want to sound really smart) Imagine your digestive track is like a long skinny balloon that carries and digests your food, and takes the good nutrients from your food and gets them to the rest of your organs for processing and distributing.
 Now imagine that instead of a balloon, your digestive track is more like one side of a pair of pantyhose.  While it still does its job OK, there are microscopic holes in the walls that leach out what is in your food into the rest of your body before it has been properly digested; bacteria, toxins, and heavy metals can leak out as well.  Your gut wall is designed to prevent these harmful microbes from entering your bloodstream.  When they do, it can wreak havoc on your body.

Here are some signs your health is being affected by Leaky Gut:
1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, diarrhea, or other digestion problems
2. Seasonal allergies
3. Food sensitivities- dairy, gluten, etc.
4. Skin issues- eczema, dermatitis, etc.
5. Mental or hormonal imbalances- clinical anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, Chronic fatigue
6. Autoimmune Disease- Hashimoto's thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
7. Spectrum-like behaviors- Autism is complex, and is a genetic disorder, but leaky gut can promote the development of autism.
8. Chronic pain- back pain, joint pain, migraines, etc.
9. Weak immune system
10. Overweight/Obese
11. Cardiovascular Disease- This can also have genetic components, but treating the gut can help in so many way. Also this relates to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc.

WHY? Each link embedded above goes into detail from people who are doctors (not me!).

WHAT can you do about it?  I suggest a PIE approach.  Imagine your overall health is a pie with several slices. Healthy eating is one slice of the pie, the most obvious piece, but that alone won't heal your gut.  Even with perfect food choices, you are still dealing with GMO food that your body just doesn't know what to do with, depleted soil conditions that rob even our good food of nutrients it normally gives, pollution and pesticides and antibiotic-ridden meat/dairy.  You can't control all these factors- it's impossible.

Now, warning, here's where I talk about Plexus Triplex. I hate hype, but I hate leaky gut more.  I now have a huge piece of pie label "Plexus" because this information has CHANGED MY LIFE.  So hear me out.  We NEED to fill in the gaps of healthy eating with pre/probiotics, enzymes, and nutrients/minerals we just aren't getting from food as much as we used to or need to.  Our guts need help. THIS is help you need.  You can message me about the three products in the Triplex regimen, and I will give you the detailed ingredient list so you can do you own research. The three products in the Triplex are: 1- Slim (the pink drink)- contains a prebiotic, helps your gut work efficiently by balancing blood sugar (and avoid cravings for sugary foods to help yourself meet your goals for the "eat healthy foods" piece of the pie), has an anti-inflammatory ingredient, and more. 2- ProBio 5- a powerful probiotic with enzymes and an anti-fungal to restore your healthy bacteria and break down bad organisms like yeast. 3- BioCleanse- this helps detox and eliminate the bad organisms that the ProBio5 has broken down and oxygenate your gut to create an environment that is more resistant to disease. Empower yourself and your gut with information and then buy it risk free, with a 60 day money back guarantee.  You will NOT regret adding this slice to your pie.   I am an official Plexus Ambassador now, and I'm not ashamed to sell these products, even though it is a Multi-Level-Marketing company (this hippy cringes at most MLMs).  I don't want to be another MLM salesman on Facebook, but I do want to spread the word about how to help heal the root cause of all these symptoms.

We all may vary a little with our PIES, but here's mine.

What's up with the Untying the Knots/Counseling piece? Thanks for asking.
You can make changes, take the best supplements, exercise, etc, but without God, you will not have the inner peace and health you desire.  You may run to food or even exercise to cope with pain, discomfort, or bitterness.  You may make food choices based on your family background and what is normal for you is not healthy.  You may have spiritual warfare going on.  We all need help untangling the WHY behind our food choices and without a clear-eyed, whole-hearted counselor, mentor, or a class like Untying the Knots of Your Heart, a huge piece of your pie is missing. Basically, God holds my whole pie.  He's the pan and crust you cannot see, but without Him, there would be no pie at all.

The "Imperfection" and "Stuff I don't know about" slices are because this is a HUMBLE pie.  I don't know everything, and my diet and healthy choices are far from perfect.  I'm not aiming for perfection, so a slice of my pie is imperfection.  We will never have perfect health, and I've had to get over the illusion of control that my perfect pie will lead to perfect health and happiness.

So there you have it, Leaky Gut and how PIE can help.

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