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Auto-Immune Disease, Leaky Gut and Digestive Health with Jenny Finke
Welcome to Spring Into Health! The first of a series of four podcasts dedicated to health, healing and auto-immune disease.
Why Digestive Health is So Important?
In this episode, Jenny and I are diving into how to heal your gut, especially when you have a leaky gut. While leaky gut does not have a test on its own, there are several factors that can lead to leaky gut.
First, you need to have an auto-immune gene that triggers an auto-immune condition. Secondly, you could have a biome imbalance in your gut. Third, a poor diet or a diet high in gluten can assist in triggering a leaky gut.
What is Leaky Gut?
Leaky gut is the condition of your gut lining that has extensive tiny permeations. These permeations, or holes in your gut lining, allowing food to travel from your gut into your bloodstream. Uneaten tiny food particles are seen as invaders in your bloodstream and your body will attempt to get rid of these tiny pieces of food, thus causing inflammation in your body. Unless healed, your food will continue to leak out into your gut, which can cause immune system issues.
The inflammation in your digestive tract caused by leaky gut can result in food intolerances and click an auto-immune gene to “on” even if you’ve never had the disease in your life previously.
She also refers to the work of Dr. Tom O’Bryan and his research on autoimmune disease. He’s found that auto-immune diseases will impact you at your weakest link in our chain. Wherever your weakest link, joints, stomach, skin or bones, is where you will see symptoms. This is the main reason auto-immune disorders are hard to diagnose as they show up with different symptoms depending on the individual.
We also chat about resting your gut and why giving your gut a break is extremely important when you are healing your gut. “Think about celiac disease as breaking your digestive system. It now needs to rest and recover.”
We talk about our experience in Paris and the two dedicated gluten-free establishments we found: Helmut Nutcake and Little Nona’s. These are two places in France you can safely eat gluten-free! Jenny tells of her love of Israel on her visit, but how the tour food was less than OK. Read about her story here in her blog “The emotional burden of being gluten-free”. She also chats about her insanely amazing pie crust recipe, her grain-free cassava tortilla recipe, and her Denver Blogger’s Conference.
Listen in to find out the advantages of juicing for nutrient uptake, why you should limit sugar and Jenny’s Take the Seven Day Heal Your Gut Challenge. Learn how you can disrupt the balance of your intestinal permeability, why you should rest your gut in between meals and why you should be cautious of drinking wheatgrass juice.
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