Leaky Gut

THE MENTAL ASPECT OF AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS AND HASHIMOTOS (A CASE STUDY)

THE MENTAL ASPECT OF AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS AND HASHIMOTOS (A CASE STUDY)

I would describe myself as your typical go-getter. Always buzzing around from one thing to the next, whether it be my work as an elementary school teacher, taking a graduate class, getting my masters degree, working out hard in the gym, scrapbooking, meeting friends for dinner, whatever it was, I was doing it.

I remember one of the first symptoms I recognized as being abnormal at the age of about 27 or 28 was fatigue.

I didn’t know it was a symptom then, I thought I was just tired. I remember coming home from work and just wanting to lay on the couch and rest.  This was not like me. I was the type that spent a day at work and right to the gym, every day of the week, since college.

WHAT DOES CHRONIC BLOATING MEAN FOR YOUR HORMONES?

WHAT DOES CHRONIC BLOATING MEAN FOR YOUR HORMONES?

We’ve all seen it: the tampon or OTC med commercial, struggling to put pants on, the cramping, the bad mood, the dreaded bloated mirror sulk...periods and bloating.

Yet, here we are, still thinking about the uterus and not necessarily our digestion as influential to our period experience.

HELP YOUR DIGESTION: END LEAKY GUT + INDIGESTION (PART 2)

HELP YOUR DIGESTION: END LEAKY GUT + INDIGESTION (PART 2)

Digestion is a “North to South process” which means you have to consider the Northernmost issues before tackling anything in the South. (Does that make any sense whatsoever? If not, just take my word for it and read Part 1 first.)

Ok, you’re back. Phew.  

Now we’re ready to dive into what happens after our food leaves the stomach and moves into our small intestine, or gut, and how this can go very wrong.  Specifically, how the syndrome of leaky gut can really mess with our bodies’ ability to do their thang.

Leaky gut can result in food sensitivities, allergies, autoimmune disease, adrenal fatigue, digestive issues and even mood disorders like depression and anxiety. (More about that in a bit.)