Leaky Gut

A healthy and properly functioning gut is essential for overall health. Gut health problems have been linked to many health problems such as emotional imbalances (Ex. anxiety and depression), brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, headaches, hormone imbalances, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, allergies, autoimmune conditions (like Hashimoto’s, Fibromyalgia, Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis), skin conditions and joint pain.

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Leaky Gut Q & A

Mesa Chiropractic Rehab and Wellness

What is leaky gut and leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky guy (aka increased intestinal permeability) is a condition that involves damage to the intestinal lining, causing incompletely digested nutrients, toxins, bacteria and waste to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream. Leaky gut syndrome refers to all of the effects of leaky gut on the body and overall health.

What causes leaky gut?

There are many causes of leaky gut. The most common are toxin exposure (Glyphosate in our food is the most well known), stress, too much sugar, a diet low in dietary fiber, excessive drinking, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) use and food sensitivities.

What does Mesa Chiropractic Rehab and Wellness do for leaky gut?

We utilize a gut health program designed to restore gut health and repair leaky gut. The program is broken up into 3 phases and includes an online curriculum, dietary advice targeted to determine and eliminate any foods that may be contributing to leaky gut, specific supplements to support each phase of the protocol and ongoing support from our doctors and team. 

  • Phase 1 is called Heal & Seal. It helps heal the gut lining and seal the gut to stop the leaky gut. This must be done first so that the toxins and other harmful particles can be safely removed without them being able to cross the gut lining.
  • Phase 2 is called Clear and it’s all about reducing stress and helping to create healthy levels of cortisol and insulin while clearing the body of harmful pathogens and toxins.
  • Phase 3 is called Rebuild and it consists of restoring and replenishing a healthy microbiome, balancing the acidity of the stomach, and supporting a healthy immune response.