Have you been struggling long-term with wide range of symptoms including gut issues like indigestion, bloating and gassiness?
Have you been to your doctor only to be told that all your testing is “fine” and it’s “all in your head”?
Or are you struggling with fatigue and aches and pains and brain fog that you've been told is a "normal part of aging"?
Well, the truth is these symptoms are a serious warning sign that your gut health may be off, and most likely it’s already impacting your immune system too...
Once the intestinal lining of your gut becomes leaky, this has a serious impact on your immune system because it automatically intensifies your inflammation levels.
Once the delicate barrier of your intestines is compromised, bits of food, toxins, and bacteria can enter your bloodstream – resulting in a condition known as endotoxemia in which your blood becomes toxic and continually triggers your immune response.
This creates a persistent low level of inflammation , which triggers your immune system's white blood cells to attack, creating massive inflammation. This also creates confusion for your immune system and “less accuracy” to deal with the invaders or toxins in your blood. Eventually, this leads to autoimmune disorders because your healthy tissues get attacked as well.
The functional medicine approach to healing leaky gut first focuses on giving our patients the correct in-depth testing to assess the current state of their gut health. The next step consists of a 4-step protocol to help heal your gut while upgrading your diet. While Leaky Gut isn't the only cause of autoimmune conditions, gut issues often play a large role and should be investigated first.
Since your gut health impacts your health in many ways, it’s one of the first places we examine whenever a new client starts working with our team. Leaky gut along with other gut issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), or its cousin small intestinal fungal overgrowth (SIFO) can all have a huge impact on your immune system.
Reestablishing a healthy gut microbiome is one of the best ways we can bolster your immune system and help you free yourself of some of the symptoms typically linked to autoimmune illnesses. These symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, headaches, or food intolerances to things like dairy and eggs.
Sadly, conventional doctors rarely factor in gut health when dealing with autoimmune disorders and are simply not trained to deal with gut dysbiosis or run the testing required to identify it.
At The Gut Doc, we see an amazing decrease in symptoms and remission for people with the autoimmune disorders once they healed their leaky gut and other gut issues.
Our team has deep expertise in identifying and treating leaky gut and dealing with autoimmune illnesses, including how to manage flare-ups.
If you have been experiencing chronic symptoms that may be connected with digestive problems and are looking for answers, schedule a health strategy session today!
Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.
The Gut Doc is located in Kirkwood, Missouri, and serves clients throughout the St. Louis Area and surrounding areas, including St. Louis City and County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Illinois counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe.