When people think of natural killers, they think of cancer, and heart disease, and other similar conditions.
If that’s what you automatically think of when you think of serious health conditions, then you’re correct to assume they’re pretty dangerous.
But surprisingly the main culprit for most of these disease might be something you’ve never even thought of, much less heard of.
And in in all likelihood since this condition leads to many of these common health conditions, it might be safe to call it America’s #1 killer.
The culprit here is Leaky Gut.
Leaky gut (or intestinal permeability) is more than likely one of the leading causes of the large majority of health conditions seen in the U.S.
Part of the reason is the Standard American Diet (SAD) is detrimental to the body’s intestinal system. By eating food that your body wasn’t designed to handle your body will then develop diseases that can often be fatal.
Think of what would happen if you put rocks in your car’s gas tank.
That’s leaky gut in a nutshell.
Now here’s how leaky gut affects your health.
When you eat food, the food is digested and then passed into your intestinal tract for the extraction of nutrients. As food moves through your intestines, only wholly digested proteins are meant to move through your body’s intestinal lining into the blood stream.
But what happens when you eat a SAD, is undigested food begins to pass through the intestinal lining. This can trigger two very harmful effects, inflammation and an autoimmune response (where your body attacks its own tissues). Both inflammation and auto-immune responses can have catastrophic affects on your health.
Take a look at the conditions that inflammation alone can produce in the body.
- Heart Disease
- Chron’s Disease
- Cognitive Heart Failure
- Gall Bladder Disease
And a lot more.
Autoimmune conditions include:
- Addison’s disease
- Celiac disease – sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy)
- Graves’ disease
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Pernicious anemia
- Reactive arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogren syndrome
- Type I diabetes
And typically all of these conditions are caused by leaky gut.
So how exactly does leaky gut begin?
First it has everything to do with what kind of foods are eaten. Food like gluten, beans, soy, any kind of sugar, corn, dairy, and anything artificial begin to erode the lining of the intestines. As this happens holes begin to emerge. These holes eventually allow for food material to pass into your blood stream
The result as already explain is both inflammation and auto-immune disorders begin to develop.
Additionally, leaky gut can be caused by the use of antibiotics (which kill healthy gut bacteria) and the use of NSAIDs (ibuprofen) which create an environment where acids and enzymes can eat through your intestinal walls.
The truth is adjusting your diet to where you avoid all off the aforementioned foods, as well as staying away from most medicines, can help fix a leaky gut.
When the gut is repaired, then the chances of developing many of the more common diseases of civilization that kill so many are severely reduced.
One of the easiest ways to fix leaky gut is to adjust diet.
But if you’ve tried to adjust your diet and still have symptoms associated with leaky gut (“Headache, brain fog, Rashes, hives, and skin problems, gas bloating and gastrointestinal problems”) then you might need to fix your gut flora.