Written by: Christine Schoenek, ND
Do you experience brain fog, unexplained headaches, joint pain, skin rashes or eczema, mood swings, or fatigue? These are just a few of the many symptoms that can be caused by leaky gut and food sensitivities.
Many health practitioners believe the gastrointestinal tract is central to our overall health and wellbeing. Anatomically, it is a tube that runs through the middle of us, acting very much like our skin, protecting us from outside invaders, wastes, and toxins. Nothing is truly inside the body until the GI tract allows it pass through into the bloodstream. Along with this very important function, the GI tract also contributes largely to our immune system, produces many neurotransmitters that influence mood, is responsible for breaking down foods that provide us with health-promoting nutrients, is home to trillions of beneficial bacteria, and eliminates much of our waste. It’s no wonder that gut health can have such a profound impact how we feel. Continue Reading