LEAKY GUT SYNDROME

ESSENTIAL OILS

Ginger. Helps relieve nausea, bloating and digestive distress.

Peppermint. Known as a premier digestive remedy.146

Turmeric and Roman Chamomile. Reduce inflammation, which may support the gut.

Thyme. May support healthy microbial levels and gut-related immune response.

Research
A 2015 study reported that thymol, the active compound in thyme oil, is effective in suppressing pathogens in the small intestine, with no harm to beneficial commensal colonic bacteria in the distal gut.

Home Remedy
Stomach Ease. Take 1 drop each of ginger oil and peppermint oil internally in a glass of water. Also, mix 2 drops each of these oils with coconut oil and rub it over your abdomen twice daily.

Background
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition also referred to as increased intestinal permeability where the “net” in your digestive tract gets damaged, which allows proteins (such as gluten), bad bacteria and undigested particles to pass into your bloodstream. These particles cause systemic inflammation and an immune reaction over time. A growing body of research has linked leaky gut to a number of seemingly unrelated health concerns and diseases, such as chronic sinusitis, fibromyalgia, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s and rheumatoid arthritis.142-145 Some of the initial symptoms of leaky gut can include food allergies, skin issues such as acne and eczema, and digestive issues such as bloating and gas. In order to repair leaky gut, you must make specific diet changes and look to natural remedies for improvement.

Suggested Supplements

» Probiotics. Can help re- colonize the gut with healthy bacteria. Take 50 to 100 billion CFU daily.

» Bone Broth Protein Powder. Contains amino acids glutamine and proline, which may help repair the digestive tract.