We’re Leaky Gut Specialists!
LifeWorks Wellness Center is one of the top leaky gut health clinics in the United States.
Since 1997, we have been helping patients recover from chronic health conditions by repairing and restoring their gut and microbiome health.
Because a leaky gut is responsible for so many unexplained health conditions, it is one of the first things we test for and address.
Repairing a leaky gut is one of the most important foundational steps to recover from any chronic disease.
What is Leaky Gut?
Leaky gut (also known as increased intestinal permeability) is a term used to describe the condition of the intestines when its lining becomes damaged and gaps appear between the cells. This allows large particles and toxins to pass through the intestinal wall and escape into the body – hence the name leaky gut.
This condition is not widely recognized by mainstream physicians but as Dr. Oz mentioned recently, it is often overlooked because the patient can present with multiple, seemingly unrelated symptoms. Also, conventional testing does not indicate that leaky gut is present.
Intestinal Lining Permeability
The lining of the intestine is like a net with very small holes, only allowing substances through which are meant to pass through. When a leaky gut occurs, these holes widen and allow things to pass through into the bloodstream, such as viruses, food particles, bacteria, and toxins.
Because these “foreign objects” are not supposed to be in the blood they trigger the immune system to react, which sets up inflammation in different parts of the body. This, in turn, results in a variety of symptoms occurring such as headaches, fatigue, food sensitivities, bloating, and cramps.
Leaky Gut Symptoms
Leaky gut symptoms can affect many areas of the body and may include:
- Stomach gas and bloating
- Acid reflux / Heartburn
- Joint pains
- Unexplained pains
- Brain fog
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia
- An autoimmune disease
- Seasonal allergies or asthma
- Hormone imbalances
- Anxiety or depression
- Skin issues
- Diagnosis of candida
- Food allergies
- And many more
Causes of Leaky Gut
Since leaky gut is not as widely recognized as other gastrointestinal disorders, the causes of leaky gut are not as well documented.
However, many factors are implicated such as
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Poor diet
- Eating irritating foods
- Food sensitivities
- Amino acid deficiencies
- Chronic stress
- Environmental toxins
- Chemicals & additives
- GMO foods
- Systemic toxicity
- Bacterial overgrowth
- Antibiotics and certain medications
All these and more can play a role in the development of a leaky gut.
Natural Leaky Gut Treatment
If you are found to have a leaky gut, a natural leaky gut treatment program will be developed to address the underlying reason(s) why you developed it.
Treatment may include in-clinic therapies such as ozone therapy, PEMF, IV infusions, gut microbiome restoration, detoxification, dietary interventions, supplements, etc.
Part of your natural leaky gut treatment will include resolving any secondary damage caused by having a leaky gut. Often other parts of the body are affected by having a leaky gut and this causes uncomfortable pains, sensations, feelings, and symptoms. Patients can feel fatigued, have brain fog, feel depressed, have unexplained pains or even an overactive immune system. This will all be resolved as well.
With a leaky gut, we also find multiple nutritional deficiencies as well and these will be found and fixed as part of your treatment plan.
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We’re experts at resolving this complex, often overlooked health issue that is responsible for so much misery, mystery illnesses and pain.
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Leaky Gut Testing & Repair!
The key to healing the gut is to take action as soon as you start experiencing non-optimum symptoms. Left untreated leaky gut often leads to more serious conditions, such as autoimmune diseases.
Make your friends and family aware of the fact that these conditions aren’t “normal”. The earlier you take action, the easier it is for your body to heal.
That nagging health condition may actually be caused by a leaky gut!
Clearwater & Tampa’s Best Leaky Gut Doctor
LifeWorks Wellness Center is one of the top natural health clinics in the US.
For more than 23 years we have been treating patients with leaky gut.
We even have patients fly in from all over the world to heal their leaky guts.
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Leaky Gut, SIBO and Autoimmune Diseases
Having a leaky gut not only affects your ability to absorb vital nutrients; it can also allow undigested foods and proteins through the gut barrier causing the immune system to overreact and attack these particles, often leading to collateral damage in other bodily systems and organs.
This ongoing damage is often at the root of many autoimmune diseases. Fix the leaky gut and the body now has a chance of repairing the organ or system that was damaged.
If you wait too long to address it however, the damage can sometimes be permanent. The message is to take care of a leaky gut asap.
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