Feeling Tired? Look to Your Gut for Answers

by in Medical Care March 14, 2019

Millions of Americans know the debilitating drain of the malady called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Growing research suggests a link between CFS and gut health via the condition known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome”

The lining of your gut is only one cell thick, but it is a crucial barrier between you and the outside world. It determines what nutrients get absorbed and what toxins, allergens and microbes are kept out. When it leaks, it’s like having tiny holes in your intestinal lining.

Undigested food travels through these holes and into the space outside, where it triggers your immune system to launch an attack on the pieces of food that shouldn’t be there.

In short, it’s letting all the bad stuff in, and your body breaks down from the inside out.

Leaky gut syndrome has been linked to chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel, kidney disease, psoriasis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and heart failure.

The vast majority of people in the United States are at risk, due to our lifestyle, eating habits, and stress levels.

It’s also often incorrectly diagnosed. While leaky gut can cause digestive problems, you won’t necessarily feel any digestive distress at all. It’s more common to feel worn out, in pain, and/or full of worry.

The Leaky Gut / Chronic Fatigue Link

Cytokines are small proteins that enable communication between cells. One of their functions is to aid the body’s immune response to various toxins.

In people with leaky gut syndrome, that immune response to the the toxin-generating bad gut bacteria can be overwhelming. Chronic fatigue symptoms correctly directly to levels of cytokines in your bloodstream.

How do you know whether you have a leaky gut? At Apple Healthcare, our specially trained staff can help target leaky gut and get you on the road to recovery through specific, temporary dietary modification and targeted nutritional supplements.

This month, we’re pleased to offer 20 percent off all orders for new accounts in our online nutritional store until June 30, 2019. Many protocols to restore your gut health take about 90 days, and are followed by a permanent change to a better diet and improved overall health.

Call 865-769-9685 to schedule an appointment with one of our specially trained nurse practitioners.

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