The gut serves many essential roles - sustaining and protecting the overall health and wellness of our bodies, starting with the intake and absorption of nutrients and water. It is this digestive process that provides the building blocks the body needs to live, to function, and to stay healthy. The gut serves as a communication centre for the brain, not only to ensure optimal digestion but also other important health functions. The gut is one of the core disease-fighting systems of the human body containing up to 80% of our immune defence found in Peyer’s patches within the small intestines. As humans, we live in a constant state of developing a leaky gut. Our lives are filled with stresses, day in and day out. We are exposed to toxins in our homes, commuting to and from work, when travelling, and in our office environments.
Medications are commonly prescribed to address infections, belly-aches, headaches, joint pain, tooth repair, and even for screening exams that damage our intestinal lining and make it harder for our bodies to keep up. On top of all that, we are bombarded with processed and fast foods.
If you have a lifestyle affected by stress, fast food, sugar and carbohydrate rich diets, allergies or nutritional deficiencies, and/or regular use of antibiotics over the years, the body’s innate ability to repair the gut lining cannot keep up with the damage being inflicted, and symptoms of leaky gut will develop, which if untreated can lead to other issues in the body.
Medications and/or food elimination diets are the most frequent methods for treating symptoms of leaky gut, but they fail to heal the gut lining, leaving the body vulnerable to new and potentially more serious illnesses. To eliminate the leaky gut and prevent it from coming back, it is necessary to identify and treat the cause of the leaky gut, heal the gut lining and make long-term diet and lifestyle changes to prevent it from coming back.
The programme costs £100 excluding supplements and includes:
Introduction to gut health
How to prepare
12-week Heal the Gut programme including prescription of supplements
eRecipe book including food lists and meal planner
Pro-active, motivational emails delivered to your inbox during the programme
1 progress review and a post programme review