What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is a condition where the lining of the gastrointestinal tract becomes porous.  During this time, the body allows substances into the blood stream that become irritants in some way.  The signs and symptoms of leaky gut are vast as are the associated conditions.

Acute gastroenteritis
Ankylosing spondylitis
Celiac’s disease
Crohn’s disease
Cystic fibrosis
Food allergy
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Pancreatic insufficiency
Skin conditions, chronic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Stomach ulcer
Ulcerative colitis

What causes Leaky Gut?

The causes of Leaky Gut will vary with each individual.  This is where the magic of naturopathic medicine comes into play.  Dr. Wendy Wells will spend time with each patient to figure out how this condition came about, and in this finding the long term cure.  Stress, prescription medications, poor diet, food intolerances are some of the most common underlying causes.  Once managed, the Leaky Gut condition is not likely to return.

What is the treatment for Leaky Gut?

The treatment of Leaky Gut varies from person to person.  It depends on severity, duration, and co-existing conditions.  Testing for food intolerance or stool testing may be necessary.  Treatments used by Dr. Wendy Wells are safe, natural, and effective.  They contain botanical medicines, specific amino acids, and vitamins.

An important part of the recovery process of intestinal permeability is to remove the irritants to the body. Next important is to heal the lining and then rebuilding the cells strength with the nutrients they need. Finally, lifestyle changes that can sustain your gastrointestinal health include a high fiber diet, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids, a daily exercise regimen and stress reduction.

How long before I feel better?

Patients treated for Leaky Gut by Dr. Wendy Wells feel better in 2-4 weeks time.  For complete healing, minimum of 6 months is necessary.