Everyone’s talking about it like it explains everything.
Seems like everyone thinks they have it.
If you’ve been around the wellness circuit, chances are some well-meaning practitioner has slapped the label on you, or maybe you diagnosed yourself since everything you read seems to point to it.
I’m talking about the dreaded leaky gut.
If you are one of the sheep who just accepted the buzz phrase as the explanation for your health problems, join the club.
Considering leaky gut has been a catch-all explanation for gas, bloating, digestive disturbances, aches and pains, and even the root cause of all your autoimmune nightmares, you probably just accepted leaky gut as your cross to bear.
Not so fast…
Remember the old saying about deceptions, “If you hear something often enough, it becomes your truth.”
We’ve all heard the relentless, overused leaky gut story. It’s been replaying like a broken record for decades now, enough to convince any of us with health issues that this must be at the core of our health problems. After all, there are books written on leaky gut. It’s all over the internet. And, what about all the articles and docs pitching the worn-out leaky gut theory?
Hearing the same thing over and over programmed us to accept that it must be the truth!
But is it…?
Maybe it’s time to take a deeper look into this whole notion of our guts being full of tiny little holes that are dribbling all over the place.
Leaky gut syndrome, or intestinal permeability as the traditional medical community likes to refer to it in an effort to “white coat” the verdict, supposedly occurs when little holes in the gut lining allow the spilling of toxins and particles from inside the gut to the outside of the gut.
But, what causes these tiny holes…? Inflammation, we’re told.
But, what causes the inflammation…? Well, here’s where it gets dicey.
The canned story is that certain foods cause inflammation in our gut…
- Processed foods
We bought into this. We gave up our beloved breads. We ousted the dairy. We avoided nightshades like the plague. We resisted the sugar cravings. All on a mission to heal our guts that were leaking all over the place, or so we’ve been told.
If these were the culprits causing our inflammation that lead to our leaky guts, we were determined to eliminate them for fear of springing any more gushers.
Be careful what you accept as truth.
Let’s break it down and investigate further into some of the conditions that cause a bona fide perforation in the gut wall and resulting spillage into the abdominal cavity…
- Diverticulitis ruptures
- Appendix rupture
- Accidental colonoscopy puncture
Now, if any of these unfortunate situations occur, and the gut actually springs a genuine leak into the gut cavity, the results become dire and FAST.
Here’s what happens next…
- Raging fever
- Extreme pain
- Doubled over misery
- Severe blood infections
- Emergency surgery time!
But wait a minute. If this is true, and you know it is if you’ve ever witnessed anyone in this agonizing crisis or experienced for yourself one of these conditions, you do not question the life-threatening and seriousness of the situation when there is an actual gut perforation and resulting spillage into the gut cavity.
So how then can you possibly have a chronic leaky gut that is spilling and oozing year after year via tiny little holes out of your intestines while escaping these same dire consequences?
You can’t. When you stop and do the math… You. Just. Can’t.
Am I really saying that leaky gut is a myth after decades of peer pressure theory saying leaky gut syndrome not only exists but is a trigger cause of autoimmunity?
Yes. I’m saying just that.
Common-sense research indicates that this long-accepted theory once blindly accepted by so many of us is full of holes.
Let that sink in for a moment…
I know it is a jolt when something you’ve accepted for decades becomes antiquated in the blink of an eye. But, don’t you think it is high time for a dose of logic regarding what is really going on with you below the belt?
Here you thought you understood why you have…
- Skin problems
- Restless sleep
- Aches and pains
- Too many things to list
One thing that is certain, your symptoms are real. And they have real causes that aren’t full of holes.
So, if leaky gut is fallacy, then what is causing your gut and autoimmune issues…?
In short, lingering pathogenic factors. (See THE CAUSE OF ALL DISEASE blog post)
Reality check. Leaky gut is an old school theory that just doesn’t hold water any longer for the smart, savvy wellness seeker.
Confused? If you accepted the worn-out theory that you had leaky gut all this time, it’s understandable why you would feel this way.
If you aren’t a Client of mine already, book a complimentary call with me to sort this out if there is an available opening on my calendar.