“ Disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates
Gut is not just the stomach, but it also includes the large and small intestine, liver, pancreas and gallbladder. It’s also connected with the heart and blood vessels which transport nutrients around the body.
When your gut is damaged (abnormal gut flora) then your gut wall also gets damaged which starts affecting other parts of the body.
According to studies, pathogenic bacteria producing products called endotoxins can sometimes leak through your damaged gut wall and enter your bloodstream.
Your immune system then recognizes these foreign molecules and attacks them — resulting in chronic inflammation
This chronic inflammation may trigger insulin — driving factors for type 2 diabetes and obesity, respectively. It also causes fatty liver disease.
Chronic inflammation has been strongly linked to many of the world’s most serious conditions
So the first step is to ‘treat your gut” and make it healthy.
Without a healthy gut, no amount of pills, surgery, medicines, supplements, or herbs can not be effective.
Symptoms of Gut Problems
Constipation (chronic or sporadic)
Heartburn, reflux, or high acidity
Diarrhea (chronic or sporadic)
Indigestion, cramping, pain, or discomfort
Unexplained weight gain or loss
Discolored, misshapen, or blood in stools
Pale, sallow, or yellow complexion
Fatigue and malaise
Incontinence, bloating, or nausea
IBS or IBD
Digestive Cancers (Colon, Pancreatic, Stomach, etc.).
Other diseases related to Gut issues
Diabetes (types 1 and 2)
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
At Heal Minds, We follow 5 steps program to treat and prevent digestive illnesses
Step-1 : Mindset coaching and lifestyle
We dig deeper to find out what is actually causing your gut health. Is it stress, diet, lifestyle, less movement which can be the cause of the gut health problems and work on removing those triggers.
Step-2 : Nutrition, supplements and herbs to restore gut health
We will work together to improve your gut microbiome and repair your leaky gut to improve your immune system and overall health.
Step-3 : Detoxification program
If you have pathogens gut bacteria then they are the source of creating endotoxins which could be the reason for leaky gut and high toxin load. By improving your detox system, you can improve your gut health and symptoms. The Detoxification program includes a food plan, supplements and some lifestyle changes.
Step-4 : Vitamins, minerals and amino acids
Patients with gut health problems often suffer with various nutrient deficiencies, we will find out nutrient deficiencies through functional testing and work in optimizing it that can help improve your digestive system.
Step – 5 : Immune system
Gut health problems reduce immune cells that result in chronic inflammation. Inflammation damages body tissue including brain tissue. It also makes your gut more leaky. We work in reducing inflammation and normalizing the immune system through herbs, supplements.
If you have been experiencing chronic digestive illnesses and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Heal Minds Functional medicine & Wellness clinic and book FREE CONSULATION TODAY!