Got Leaky Gut?

Hippocrates was right when he said many years ago that the gut is the foundation of our entire health.

Research is finally starting to show that many chronic and autoimmune diseases can be connected to gastrointestinal problems. When your gut lining is damaged due to stress, poor diet, medications, and other triggers, it can cause undigested food particles and bacterial endotoxins to pass into the bloodstream leading to a cascade of chronic inflammation to all areas of the body. This is commonly known as leaky gut syndrome.

A gut permeability lab test will help determine if leaky gut syndrome is a factor in your specific health case. It will check for:

  • Zonulin and occludin: These two proteins control gut permeability, and antibodies could mean the intestinal tight junctions have been compromised.
  • Actomyosin antibodies: These could indicate that the gut lining was damaged.
  • Lipopolysaccharides LPS: These are bacterial endotoxins in your gut. If they are in your blood, it could mean there was enough destruction of the gut lining to let them pass.

If you want to know more about leaky gut and other gut matters CLICK HERE for my FREE eBook called  Gut Matters: 4 Ways to Optimize Your Digestion to Boost Your ‘Second Brain’ and Improve Your Mood

Love The Skin You’re Living In -10 Habits of Glowing Skin

Your skin is your second mouth. It is also the largest organ of the body. As your second mouth, your skin readily absorbs everything you apply to it. It will absorb into your internal body the nutrients and chemical compounds applied to it, so consider what you’re feeding it.  When we talk about health and wellness we do not usually mention the skin. The skin gets looked at more from a beauty or vanity perspective. Here is what you need to know…

What you put on your skin matters as much as what you eat!

Really?

All the time we spent focusing on what we eat, and we forget about what we feed our skin!

CLICK HERE for my FREE new EBOOK titled Love the Skin You’re Living In- 10 Habits to Glowing Skin

With this ebook you will also get practical application of the 10 habits of glowing skin that are :

1.Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate.

2.Commit to a Daily Regime

3.Sleep Soundly

4.Optimize Your Digestion

5.Exercise Daily

6. Breath and Meditate.

7.Avoid Environmental Toxins.

8.The Power of Your Thoughts.

9. Invest in You.

10. Beauty as a Sacred Act.

We need to consider what we’re putting on our skin because this essential barrier is not as impermeable as we’d like to think.  Passive absorption of whatever is on the skin occurs quite readily.

For example, you wouldn’t want to put the ingredients in your favorite lotions, potions, creams and cosmetics in your mouth. When you look at topicals from this perspective, if you’re like me, you might make some drastic changes to your skin care routine!

In PART 2 I will be covering how skin problems can be an indication that something is wrong within your body – like toxicity, gut imbalances, hormone imbalances, food allergies, leaky gut, low thyroid function and nutrient deficiencies. Unfortunately, most people inflame the situation by treating it externally with harsh chemicals that can make you even more toxic than before.

Lifestyle Medicine Matters

Lifestyle medicine is what my focus is going to be in 2018. When I was in medical School I didn’t receive any training in lifestyle assessment and change. I would talk about risk factors for disease, but never had the time or expertise to provide clear guidance on how to effectively reduce  the risk I so freely talked about. This was a missed an opportunity and the reason I now focus on personalized lifestyle assessment and coaching.

My focus for 2018 is to support individuals to make huge strides in their health outcomes with a new model of lifestyle coaching.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

So many of our health problems can be greatly resolved simply by deciding what to eat, how to manage stress, how to improve sleep quality and how to move our bodies (to name a few), This is the core of lifestyle medicine. Hippocrates, The father of modern medicine said, ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’

My vision for my professional work has been “to change the focus of healthcare to creating health” and the truth us, this will  result in lower costs, improved outcomes and enhanced well-being. It’s all about lifestyle. This includes what we eat, how we move, the quality of our sleep, hoe we manage stress, our support systems and

Simply knowing that one has an increased disease risk is not enough to change behavior. Recent research suggests that it is not. Though knowledge may be power, it often takes more than awareness of risk for us to make meaningful lifestyle changes.

I love to create tailored lifestyle prescriptions that are personalized for each client.

I am now doing private  phone sessions to help you set your lifestyle plan. CLICK HERE to book a session and set YOUR lifestyle plan for 2018.