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      Experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center have associated the inside of the small intestine with a towel covered with millions of little loops (called villi), which are further covered with millions of little fibers known as microvilli. If the gut is leaky, those fibers get matted thereby hampering regrowth and the absorption of nutrients from food, and the vicious cycle continues because the villi need those nutrients to survive. Therefore to solve this riddle finding gut health treatment is very important and expert recommends:

      Take more of whole foods

      It is important to note that the body needs the components in their real, fresh food to repair any damage and rebuild healthy new tissue. Whole foods are full of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, plus the enzymes the small intestine needs to heal. You can also prioritize non-starchy vegetables and lean proteins by eating plenty of good, whole-food which helps strengthen cellular membranes. Therefore as the body heals, it will trigger the elimination of toxins and other byproducts through the large intestine. And for this to happen effectively, the body will need lots of fiber in form of roughages from the foodstuff from colorful vegetables, berries, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole-kernel grains. Doctor Akoury advises that to be safe one should work towards taking at least 30 grams of fiber a day.

      Supplement with Glutamine

      The most plentiful free amino acid in the body; glutamine supports immunity and digestion by fueling the cells that line the small intestine. Glutamine heals the intestinal lining more than any other nutrient and it is recommended that one takes 10 to 20 grams daily.

      Consume more Omega-3 Fatty Acids

      These are beneficial to the gut calming inflammation and rebuilding healthy cell walls. In animal studies, adding essential fatty acids improved the tight junctions between the gut lining’s cells and enabled the gut to fend off additional injury.


      Once your body has patched up the leaks in the gut, you need to help it grow a healthy layer of good bacteria flora that helps protect the GI tract and assist with digestion. These beneficial bacteria strengthen your immune system, improve metabolism, help your body make vitamins, and aid in the absorption of minerals. The two most important groups are lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

      Add a Probiotic

      High-intensity probiotic support rejuvenates and replenishes a microbiome damaged by antibiotics or a poor diet. Doctor Akoury recommends a high-potency probiotic of at least 50 billion active cultures twice daily. For added insurance, he says, choose one that is enteric-coated, meaning it will ferry the bacteria through the stomach’s acid and release them into the alkaline intestines.


      Suppressing the symptoms with different kinds of medication does not help in some cases and therefore option would be identifying and removing the source of gut-lining irritation this way you’ll be walking the right path to total eradication. You can also take the following steps into consideration:

      Diet Elimination

      Eradicating common irritants like sugar, dairy, gluten, soy, and the chemical additives found in many processed foods can provide a remarkably quick relief, who notes that sugar alone is enough to cause gut problems for many. A properly conducted elimination diet can help you pinpoint which foods are causing trouble: you can test this by eliminating a given foodstuff for some time maybe two weeks, then reinstating it and observations of the effects.

      Keeping of Food Journal

      Keeping records of what you feed on how they affect you is very important. Any feeling of bloat, fatigue, or gassy would mean that food items must be added to your elimination list. Most likely your gut is telling you what foods it is sensitive to and obedience would be very necessary.

      Limit the use of Alcohol and NSAIDs

      Alcohol taxes the liver and steals nutrients from the gut. NSAIDs inhibit the body’s production of prostaglandins, substances needed to rebuild the intestines’ lining. If you use a full therapeutic dose of NSAIDs for two weeks, there is a 75 percent chance you will develop a leaky gut that doesn’t go away when you stop taking the drug.

      Root Out Infections

      Leaky gut can be instigated by any number of pathogenic microorganisms and parasites that thrive in the gut’s warm, mucosal environment. If food-level interventions aren’t helping, find a healthcare practitioner to run tests and administer treatment to you. Remember that with the presence of parasites in the body, it may not matter the quality and quantity of nutrients you have, they won’t just help you under such circumstances, says doctor Akoury.

      Repair and Rebalance

      Finally, once you’ve got your gut on the road to wellness, it’s time to focus on lasting lifestyle changes. Sliding back into the habits that caused your leaky gut will only invite the return of health problems you want to avoid. Here are two key strategies for supporting ongoing gut health:

      Eat Mindfully

      This may sound off the show but nonetheless before taking your first bite, look at your food and take in its aroma. This will trigger the cephalic phase of digestion, an initial release of enzymes that help break down your food. And as you eat, chew thoroughly, paying attention to your food’s flavor and texture. Avoid multitasking or rushing while you eat. Take pauses and breaths between bites, allowing your digestive system to keep pace.

      Calm Your Central Nervous System

      Under stress, the body’s nervous system kicks into fight-or-flight mode the opposite of its rest-and-digest mode. Recalibrate by cultivating a calmer, more centered state. Consider a daily meditation or yoga practice. Or on a stressful day, swap heavy weightlifting for a tai-chi class. Take note that each time when you change your thoughts you change your physiology as well.

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