Are you suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain, gas, bloating, heartburn or irregular bowel habits? Inflammation in the lining of your gut can present with a wide variety of symptoms.
In fact, the symptoms might not even be in your gut! Maybe you’re experiencing joint pain, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, frequent infections, or disrupted sleep. Often these symptoms could be tied to inflammation stemming from the lining of your gut. Our biggest immune system is in the lining of our gut. Disruption in the integrity of our gut lining can cause altered gut permeability, also known as Leaky Gut. This can confuse your immune system and trigger systemic inflammation and even autoimmune disease!
Gut inflammation is rampant in today’s society due to the Standard American Diet (SAD Diet) which is high in processed foods, refined carbohydrates, inflammatory oils, sugar, pesticides, and preservatives. Exposure to certain prescription medications and antibiotics can also alter the microbiome. Even stress can contribute to gut inflammation!
How can we heal the gut lining? First we need to clean up the diet and cut out inflammatory foods like sugar, alcohol, processed foods, and vegetable oils. Sometimes cutting out gluten and dairy is also required to heal gut inflammation.
Supplements to heal the gut lining include L Glutamine, an amino acid that feeds the enterocytes, which are the cells that line your intestines. It helps repair the tight junctions between the cells and heal Leaky Gut. It can help reduce pain and discomfort in IBS.
IgG Guard is dairy-free Immunoglobulins derived from bovine serum. These antibodies work to rapidly heal gut inflammation caused by toxins, microbes, foods, and autoimmunity. It can be helpful for both IBS as well as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). It can also help people recover more quickly from infections like food poisoning or traveler’s diarrhea.
For more tips on how best to take L Glutamine and IgG Guard, please visit the links to my Supplement Store for a more detailed description.
Healing the gut is key to reducing inflammation throughout your body and optimizing your health!
Rajsree Nambudripad, MD