will be a good idea if I dedicated this month's newsletters to gut health. Let's start by defining leaky gut.
Leaky gut is the result of a lack of intestinal enzymes that are necessary for digestion. Without the right enzymes to break down food, the body cannot absorb the nutrients needed to thrive.
This can lead to hormone imbalances and a weakened immune system. Additionally, larger particles not normally absorbed may ‘leak’ out of the intestines into the bloodstream.
The result is an autoimmune reaction, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain, skin rashes, and autoimmunity.
Causes vary and may include chronic inflammation, poorly managed food sensitivities, damage from taking large amounts of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), cytotoxic drugs and radiation, certain antibiotics, alcohol consumption, or compromised immunity.
I hope the next few emails can help you get to the bottom of your symptoms and start treating the cause at the root!
Remember, “All Disease Begins in The Gut.” -Hippocrates
Happy Monday! oh, before I forget, for those that are interested, I ONLY have 11 full-spectrum CBD creams left. They are going fast, order them now before I run out.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.