Gut 2. Disease caused by bad gut.

All disease begins in the gut.  (see here).

Why do I care?  Healing my gut has been instrumental in healing my body, my mind, and my spirit.  Healing my soul.  I am also hopeful, and even somewhat confident that gut health will allow me to live a longer, happier, and more productive life.

Non-comprehensive list of disease and ailments which have been linked to leaky gut syndrome:

  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Food allergies or sensitivities
  • General/seasonal allergies.
  • Joint pain.
  • Arthritis.
  • Skin rashes (related to inflammation)
  • Nutritional deficiencies (improper absorption)
  • Weakened immune system (from overexertion)
  • chronic disease such as:
  •  IBS
  •  Crohn’s
  •  Celiac
  •  Diabetes
  •  Lupus
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  •  Hashimoto
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • mood disorders
  • obesity
  • digestive issues
    • diarrhea
    • bloating
    • constipation
    • gas
  • Neurological disorders such as:
    • Alzheimer’s
    • Parkinson’s
    • Dementia
    • Autism spectrum
    • Fibromyalgia
    • General anxiety
    • Headache/migraine
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Neuropathy

There are some studies that even link cancer to imbalances in the gut.

Bottom line:

BAD GUT=INFLAMMATION=DISEASE

My family (including myself) is not the picture of health.  In this day and age, I don’t think we’re unusual.  Depression, cancer, IBS, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, parkinson’s dementia, stroke, kidney stones, digestive disorders, and more.

To be clear, I am not suggesting that all of these maladies could have been prevented by healing our gut.  There are genetics (which don’t play as big a part as some would have us believe) there are environmental toxins, and there’s just damn bad luck.

BUT.

When I know better, I feel I have the responsibility to TRY and do better.  (we all know I faceplant on a regular basis, but I do pick my ass back up, dust off the brownie crumbs, and try again).  There is so much hope and healing to be had.

  • And it started with my fork.
  • Which healed my gut.
  • Which healed everything.   (except the unicorn issues, and even THAT may be assisted by a healthy gut)

Light and Love,

Big (gutsy) Laura

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