Leaky Gut Syndrome
Have you heard about leaky gut?
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Do I have it and if so, what can I do about it?
Leaky gut syndrome is a digestive condition that affects the lining of the intestines (the gut). The wall of the intestines is only one cell thick and should house tight junctions to allow toxins to pass through the gut and out of the body. In leaky gut syndrome gaps appear in the intestinal walls allowing bacteria and other toxins to pass directly into the bloodstream. Once these toxins are in the bloodstream they are quickly passed all around the body and can literally make you feel quite unwell.
Many doctors and healthcare professionals do not recognise leaky gut syndrome (LGS) as a diagnosable condition. However, current scientific evidence suggests leaky gut may cause or contribute to a range of medical conditions / symptoms:-
Certain dietary and lifestyle changes can help to improve gut health. This, in turn, can help to reduce leaky gut symptoms.
The following dietary tips can help to improve gut health:-
The attached link will give more information on this - it makes for very interesting reading...Click here to read full article
My business is all about promoting good physical and mental wellbeing through Bowen therapy (after lockdown), gut health (phone / online and first consultation is FREE) and Reiki.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any of the above symptoms - I may be able to help you to feel better!
Have a look at my facebook page Hilary's Therapies to see Client testimonials.
There is a choice of programmes to follow to improve your gut health - all programmes are individually tailored to suit the Client. The most popular programmes being the '21 Day Gut Reset Programme' and the 'V3 (Vital 3) Programme'. However, there are plenty of other products to choose from - all supplements - to help you achieve optimal health.
The above is just a sample of the products I offer to support your gut health - please get in touch I offer a FREE consultation on gut health, so what are you waiting for?
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Carol has had brilliant results from completing the 21 day gut reset programme. Before starting this Carol came to see me struggling with the symptoms of her fibromyalgia, IBS and hot flushes. She was lacking in energy and had restless sleep as well as a painful knee and swelling in her ankles.
Since completing the programme Carol has renewed vigour, is sleeping restfully through the night and has increased the number of hours she sleeps too.
Lost a massive 12.5” all over, including 4.75” from her thighs & 2.5” from her hips
✅Headaches GONE - used to be weekly
✅IBS GONE - used to be 2-3 times week
✅NO more Bloating
✅Sinus problems GONE
✅No swelling in ankles
✅Hot flushes reduced from 30 a day to 10 a day
✅All food cravings GONE
✅Sleep massively improved
✅Wakes feeling energised and ready for the day
✅Energy levels massively improved
✅Brain fog GONE
✅General mobility improved to 9/10 up from 6/10
✅General stiffness now at 10/10 up from 4/10
✅Knee pain improved to 9/10 from 4/10
What Carol has to say:
"I have found the programme easy to follow and I was never hungry. I made sure and will continue to make sure I prepare food in advance so I don’t choose unhealthy options because I’m in a hurry.
I at first wondered if it was having a placebo effect but the statistics speak for themselves. I will continue with some of the products for approx. a month then see how I go as I know I can do another reset if I feel the need.
If you would like some help with improving your health like Carol has done, please get in touch with me for a FREE consultation to see if one of our programmes is suitable for you. 😀
Another happy Client completes 21 day gut reset programme
Alison has just finished her Purify journey and has got some excellent results:-
✅ 9lbs loss
✅ over 4" lost on waist
✅ over 3" lost on hips
✅ 2" lost on chest
✅ energy levels up to 9/10 - before was 5/10!
✅ blood pressure lowered to low side of normal range
✅ stress levels greatly reduced
✅ brain fog completely GONE
✅ No more sleepiness during afternoons
✅ Bloating GONE
✅ Acid reflux GONE
✅ Abdominal cramps GONE
✅ Skin clearer
What Alison said about the programme:-
I knew I ate too much sugar in cakes and biscuits, but when that afternoon feeling of hunger hit – it was cake, biscuit or chocolate not the apple on my desk that I went for. After reading a lot of research published on the Gut and how good / bad gut bacteria can have an affect on the body, I decided to look at improving my diet to reduce processed foods and sugar (it’s in everything, and having the start of arthritis – diet is key in reducing inflammation in the body). This programme is a great kick start into doing just that. Yes – the first week of restricted eating can be a challenge, but your body improves; it’s shopping and meal preparation is a must so you always have something you can eat. Having finished the programme I am amazed at what three weeks can do – weight loss is fantastic, but more importantly it’s changed my eating habits, I don’t want cakes, biscuits, chocolate – and that spoon of peanut butter from the jar is definitely a thing of the past. I can walk past the isles of tempting goodies and not be interested or tempted – and that’s a great feeling. I am now on day 26 day - introducing more foods back into my diet and still losing a little weight. I feel amazing, this programme has given me back the choice to eat good quality food again and not crave junk food. If you are thinking of trying this programme – go for it!
Many ways to improve our Gut microbiome
There are many ways we can improve the health of our gut. We can increase our immunity by eating the 'right' foods to feed the good bacteria and 'starve' the bad boys, but this takes quite a long time to achieve. I have been working with many Clients over the last few months coaching them to better health by improving their diet and also by using supplements. The supplements I provide are of the highest quality and are all basically 'concentrated foods' - no drugs or chemicals. This speeds up the process of 'feeding' the good bacteria and helping the bad bacteria to 'die off' faster. There are numerous programmes I can coach you through from the 21 day gut reset programme, which is by far the most popular programme today. However, if you are not ready to jump in and commit to a 21 day programme there are other ways to kick start your health off in the right direction.
Please get in touch with me - I can offer a free lifestyle analysis which is a series of questions we can go through to see which of your body's sytems needs the most help and each programme is individually tailored to your own needs.
There is a programme for everyone, so if you would like to help yourself back to your best health - please get in touch. The initial consultation for gut health is completely FREE of charge. I will go through a full health history and consultation with you including looking at your current lifestyle and wellbeing. This can include blood pressure, weight, body measurements and pH score - if you are happy for me to go through this with you.
Please note this is NOT a substitute for proper medical advice - I am not a Doctor, nor do I prescribe or diagnose. You are always advised to contact your GP if you are in any doubt or have any concerns over your health
Leanne's testimonial - 21 day 'gut reset' programme
Leanne has just finished her 21 day gut reset programme and has had amazing results. Prior to starting she had very little energy, felt very bloated with swelling in both her hands and feet. She also had IBS and tinnitus.
Her results are just in and here they are:-
✅lost 6.75" (17cms) off waist, hips, upper arms & chest
✅IBS - GONE
✅Tinnitus - GONE
✅Swelling, particularly hands & feet - GONE
✅Bloating - much IMPROVED
✅Energy levels - massively IMPROVED, particularly in the morning
✅Brain fog - lifting
✅Skin - much clearer
✅General mood - massively IMPROVED
✅Headaches - has not had a headache in last 2 weeks - previously had 3 per week!
✅Migraines - has not had a migraine since starting our programme - previously had 1 per fortnight.
Leanne is so pleased with her results, but would like to further help her bloating, so is continuing on with some products to combat this further.
See the video for what Leanne has to say Click here
If you would be interested in learning more about this programme, please get in touch...
21 Day Gut Reset programme
Earlier this year I was contacted by another Bowen Therapist who is coaching her Clients through a 21 day microbiome gut reset programme - working closely with their Clients through the programme - with life changing results!
After researching it and all the products, I decided to give it a go personally to see if it works for me - I would never recommend something to my Clients if I had not been convinced of the effectiveness of it first.
Anyone who has the following may like to read on:-
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid issues, an autoimmune disease, high levels of inflammation, poor immune system, digestive / bowel issues, anxiety / depression, weight loss issues, brain fog, poor memory, bloating, anyone who has taken a course of anti-biotics (that’s most of us!) and anyone that just ‘doesn’t feel well’.
On reading further about the 21 day ‘reset’ programme I have learnt that “gut flora has been linked to virtually every process in our body” and “Some of the most striking research is on links between the microbiome and the brain – our whole mental and emotional wellbeing is determined by our microbiome”.
Another thing that attracted me was the following list from a testimonial of doing the programme:-
IBS symptoms GONE
Energy levels massively improved
Brain fog completely GONE
Arthritis pain almost GONE
Knee and ankle pain GONE
Allergic skin reactions STOPPED
Chest pains GONE
Stomach pains when eating GONE
Daily headaches GONE
Eating foods not previously being able to eat
Sleeping better, deeper and longer
Waking up feeling refreshed
Overall feeling of well-being now 10/10
The GI tract has its own independently working nervous system, indeed it is even home to 70% of your body’s entire immune system! The gut has also been recognised as the second brain – in fact it is not entirely clear whether it is the brain or the gut which controls everything!
I am now personally on Day 9 and feeling great - my energy levels have increased massively, my levels of concentration improved, I'm sleeping better and I have lost weight. I intend to put a blog on my web-site of each day - what I've eaten and what I've been feeling like and will start that in the next few days..........
click here to read my full blog
Gut Health: Microbiome - otherwise known as Gut bacteria
"It is estimated that 70% of the body's immune system is located in your gut ie. the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). This system is supported by your gut microbiome. You may have heard the terms 'good bacteria' and 'bad bacteria'......... it is the proportion, rather than just the type, of each bacteria that is crucial in the biome. Gut bacteria balance is the key to good gut health."
taken directly from the book 'Gut Well Soon' by Catherine Rogers
Gut Health: Very clear link between excessive consumption of sugar & cancer
According to Jenny Phillips, a biochemist, nutritionist, type 4 cancer survivor & author of 'Eat 2 Outsmart Cancer: "all carbohydrate whether from chocolate, buns, carrots, apples or toast - is broken down into glucose (sugar) which is transported in your bloodstream and used by your cells to provide energy. Cancer cells love sugar. They have many more insulin receptors on the cell surface than non-cancer cells and this helps glucose enter the cell, which helps the cancer cell grow. This fact is used to study and locate tumours using MRI's....... so, regulating your sugar intake is essential and a vital step to support your body during treatment and recovery."
taken directly from the book 'Gut Well Soon' by Catherine Rogers
Lupus and inbalances in Gut microbiome
New research out (Feb 2019) Lupus Strongly linked to imbalances in gut biome. Re-balance your gut biome with the 21 day Gut reset programme that I have just completed. I am now Day 9 post finishing my programme and still feeling great - and still losing abit of weight......
Click here to read research article
My Results are overwhelming!
Read on here for my full BLOG of my own personal experience on the 21 Day Gut Reset programme