Focus on Non-Inflammatory Foods and Stop Your Leaky Gut - dummies

Focus on Non-Inflammatory Foods and Stop Your Leaky Gut

By Kellyann Petrucci, Patrick Flynn

If you want to look and feel your best, you have to keep the inflammation out of your body, whether you’re fasting or not. Inflammation is the precursor to just about every modern-day disease known today, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and more. By using good old back-to-nature real foods, you can spare yourself from what is known as gut-inflammation or leaky gut.

Here’s the story behind leaky gut: Your gut is basically a big tube (25 feet long) where your immune system has to figure out which abnormal bacteria to fight, which bacteria are helpful, and which bacteria to leave alone.

Your gut’s lining has to be strong and healthy in order to create a healing wall that doesn’t allow anything to penetrate. It has tiny, fingerlike projections called villi, which is where the absorption of nutrients takes place. If these villi are damaged, then nutrients aren’t properly absorbed.

Worse yet, this damage can cause some undigested food and bacteria to go through the healing wall and enter the bloodstream where it doesn’t belong. If your body doesn’t recognize an invader, it will attack itself instead of protecting, which is what it’s designed to do.

An immune response happens and inflammation occurs, which is when you get autoimmune problems (like diabetes, thyroid problems, arthritic problems, Crohn’s disease, and more), chronic disease, unexplained fatigue, intestinal distress, allergies, and hypersensitivities to everything.