I like to think the readers of this blog are very savvy. You read, you research, and you make informed decisions when it comes to your healthcare avenues.
Because you fall into that category, than you have probably heard and researched many conditions that can relate to problems in ‘the gut.’ Your digestive tract has huge implications into virtually every chronic illness, not just the ones that seem digestive related.
What’s funny is that I often get challenged that there’s no way the gut can have impact on behavior and that changing diet won’t affect ADHD, Autism, and other behavioral conditions. To those people, I simply reply, ‘let’s go have a few beers and talk about it.’ Most of the time I get blank stares.
For the ones that do get it, it’s like a light bulb just went on. They put 2 and 2 together that if we drink alcohol, we have the potential to act stupid. BINGO! But you know this. You’ve done your research. The gut affects behavior, no big whoop.
With lots of sources pointing back to poor gut health, it’s rare to find any that say why? There are just remedies and protocols to help you fix secondary and tertiary problem. When you understand the why, the how, what, where, and when fall into place easier and you address more than just the gut. You address you, not just a symptom.
You were born with a leaky gut.
In the world of gut health, everyone is quick to jump on your leaky gut as a cause of you illness, ailment, or dysfunction. The reality is that if you didn’t have a leaky gut, you probably wouldn’t have made it alive past 6 months. A leaky gut as an adult is an effect, not a direct cause.
We are born with a very weak and immature immune system. We genetically require a leaky gut to allow for mom’s antibodies to pass through our gut and into our blood stream. Your leaky gut saved your life as an infant.Your leaky gut saved your life as an infant. Click To Tweet
Calling leaky gut a bad thing is like calling high blood pressure and an elevated heart rate bad. It all has to do with context. Symptoms are neither good nor bad. Your symptoms are not a moral or ethical dilemma. Your symptoms happen for a reason. That reason is the context of your life.