Top 7 Foods for Healing Leaky Gut
Hey guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine. In this tutorial I'm going to share with you the top seven foods for healing leakygut along with the healing leaky gut diet. Leaky gut syndrome is where you get somethingcalled intestinal permeability. That's where certain proteins like gluten start to leakthrough your intestinal wall, get in your blood stream, and then cause systemic bodywide inflammation. It can cause inflammation of your thyroid causing Hashimoto's disease.It can cause inflammation of your large intestine and cause inflammatory bowel disease. It canalso cause inflammation causing food sensitivities and different reactions in your body. By consumingthese seven foods it can help you heal leaky
gut syndrome for good. Let's start off here with the number one food,and that's bone broth. Bone broth has traditionally been made by boiling or cooking the ligamentsof chickens as well as the bones and also bones from beef. What happens is certain aminoacids and minerals come out into the liquid. The most powerful amino acids are prolineand glycine. We know proline is a precursor to collagen. We know when your body stopsproducing collagen over time it's what causes you to get wrinkles and your skin to get loose.It's a similar thing with your digestive tract. We want that tight. We want those tight junctionstight in your gut. We don't want things like
gluten getting through. Proline and glycine,the amino acids in bone broth, help tighten it up and can help repair the damaged gutlining. Drinking bone broth every day is incrediblyhealthy for healing leaky gut syndrome. Also, bone broth contains Lglutamine, another aminoacid that really works as a BandAid for your small intestine and colon and really helpingprotect those areas. Again, bone broth, number one healing food for leaky gut. I recommendeight ounces two times a day. The best thing to do is get a big CrockPot and make realbone broth soup and drink that several times a day.
The second healing food for leaky gut syndromeis kefir or homemade yogurt. We know fermented dairy is the most probiotic rich super foodin the world today. If you can be getting goat's milk kefir or homemade yogurt. Homemadeyogurt should be fermented 24 to 29 hours. We know it contains specific types of probioticssuch as lactobacillus which have been shown to crowd out bad bacteria such as differenttypes of yeast and fungus and really help increase the probiotics in the gut. Listen, most people today have a severe probioticdeficiency. If you're going to heal leaky gut, you have got to restore any probioticdeficiencies. Again, kefir, goat's milk kefir
and yogurt are the best. You can find thoseat your local health food store. The third healing food for leaky gut syndromeare fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kvass, and coconut kefir as well.Different types of fermented vegetables, especially sauerkraut, are greatly beneficial becauseit contains bacillus subtilis. Bacillus subtilis is a soil based probiotic. It also containslactobacillus plantarum probably in the largest levels. These probiotics in a similar fashioncrowd out bad bacteria. Also, they're at a certain Ph. You know thatreally sour, tart taste when you're tasting sauerkrauté Those are organic acids. Thoseacids really help feed and fuel probiotics
in the gut. It's not just about getting moreprobiotics. It's about creating an environment where probiotics can flourish. Again, gettingsauerkraut and kimchi and fermented vegetables in your diet is a great way to establish thatgood bacteria in the gut. The number four super food for healing leakygut is coconut products, especially coconut oil. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties.It contains the fatty acids lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid. These are known asmedium chain fats or medium chain triglycerides. They kill off bad bacteria in the gut. Theyare very easy to digest. For that reason, all other oils in your diet should reallybe replaced with coconut oil when it comes
Peppermint Oil Benefits and Uses
Hey, guys, Axe here, of FunctionalMedicine and Founder of draxe . Today, I'm going to talk to you about one of my favoriteessential oils, and that's peppermint essential oil. Peppermint oil benefits are incredible.The uses of peppermint essential oil have been proven for thousands of years. I want to start with this, and this is goingto surprise you I bet. When I started looking into essential oils and their health benefits,I knew they were used throughout history for over 5,000 years. I knew they were beneficial,but I didn't know how many medical studies there would be on them.
When I went into PubMed and started lookingat the medical literature, I was shocked to find out on peppermint oil alone there areover 1,200 medical studies. So over a 1,000 medical studies on this essential oil in provingthat it helps heal your digestive tract, that it improves your breath, that it fights cancer. Some incredible benefits there of this essentialoil. What makes peppermint oil so powerful is it contains a compound called menthoor menthol. This compound has been shown to act as an analgesic on the body, reduce inflammation,and act as an antioxidant. I want to share with you some of the bestways to use peppermint oil. By the way, peppermint
oil is one of the top two used essential oilsin the United States today along with lavender essential oil. But peppermint oil, one of the most commonways I use it is as a natural breath freshener in my natural toothpaste recipe. What I dofor my natural toothpaste is I mix coconut oil with baking soda in equal parts, let'ssay a tablespoon of each, along with about 20 drops of peppermint oil. Mix that together.That's what I use for my natural toothpaste at home using peppermint essential oil. The other way I'll use peppermint essentialoil is just as kind of a natural mouthwash
or breath freshener is I put one drop in waterand drink it down. It freshens the breath. Another way peppermint oil has been shownto benefit your health is by naturally boosting your energy levels. In fact, there was a recentmedical study that found by just smelling peppermint oil it naturally increases yourenergy levels. My wife carries this around in her purse with her. Before we go into aworkout, sometimes we'll smell it. I know a professor, and this is incredibleas well, who works with his students and he actually diffuses cedar wood oil and peppermintoil during his class, because cedar wood oil has been shown to help ADHD symptoms and improvefocus. Peppermint oil improves his energy
and concentration. So he actually diffuses this oil in his classroomto help his children focus while they're test taking. So, this is great for that reasonas well. Peppermint oil has also been shown in medicalstudies to help soothe irritable bowel syndrome and leaky gut like issues. If you strugglewith digestive issues, peppermint oil can really help soothe and cool your digestivetract. Just one to two drops in water taken daily is greatly beneficial. Or, you can actuallyjust put it right on your skin as well. Another great thing to use peppermint oilfor is to open your airways for bronchitis,
allergies, or asthma. You can mix peppermintoil with eucalyptus oil and use it as a natural vapor rub. So again, a tablespoon of coconutoil, five drops peppermint, five drops eucalyptus, rubbing that on the chest is a natural vaporrub, helps open up the lungs and airways. It's also great during allergy season whetheryou just put a drop under your tongue, or do it in water, or rub it again on your neck.It really helps open the sinus airways and lung airways helping you breathe better. Also, it can help eliminate headaches. Ifyou've got headaches, mixing three drops of lavender oil, three drops of peppermint oilon your hand, and rubbing them on your neck
Benefits of Bentonite Clay
Hey, guys. Axe here, founder of DrAxe as well as a of functional medicine. Today I want to talk to you about the manybenefits of Bentonite clay, also known as Montmorillonite clay. Clay has been used forthousands of years for healing benefits. In this tutorial, I'm going to talk about many thingslike how it can support skin health, reduce inflammation and especially support digestivehealth as well as detoxification and cleansing. So, I actually have a bottle here. I've useda couple different brands here. This is actually a liquid form. Most of the time I do it ina powder form. Again, clay here, tremendous benefits.
So, it's surprising to some people when Isay that eating dirt or eating clay can actually be good for your body and I want to kind ofbreak this down on how this works. Clay, the reason it's beneficial is it absorbs the toxinsand microorganisms. If your body has been exposed to any type of bad bacteria, heavymetal or something that shouldn't be in your body, clay really binds to things. In fact,if you ever picked up clay yourself, you know it's very sticky. Think of it that way. It'sgoing through your body and sticking to and binding to those toxins, pulling them outof your body. So again, really the first main benefit you'regoing to have with using Bentonite clay is
that it really supports your body in healthydetoxification. It absorbs the heavy metals. It absorbs to environmental pollutants. Itabsorbs different types of bad bacteria, parasites and other chemicals that you may be exposedto. Again, first main benefit is detoxification. The second benefit of Bentonite clay is thatit's antiinflammatory. In fact, it's also great for the skin for that reason. Womenhave been putting on clay face masks for well over 100 years and seeing great results intheir skin by doing so. This has been shown to be an effective natural treatment for eczema,psoriasis, dermatitis, as well as acne and supporting the slow aging or antiaging ofyour skin. Again, Bentonite clay is great
for that reason as well. One of the thingsyou can do is make a clay face mask by mixing just a little bit of water with clay, rubbingit on your face, leaving it on there for about 20 minutes and then rinsing it off. Clay willactually bind to the bad bacteria on your skin that can cause things like acne as wellas other chemicals and pull them off your skin. By the way, a lot of women should practiceputting clay on their face because a lot of these makeups today that women use, are loadedwith different types of chemicals that can cause the skin to age prematurely. A lot ofthose toxins can even get into the system
over time, increasing the risk of differentdiseases. So again, clay is amazing for detoxifying the skin, great for skin health and it's alsogreat to be taken internally. The third main benefit of clay is how it supportsthe digestive system. So, you can take about one teaspoon of clay a day mixed with water.I recommend doing that right before you go to bed or first thing in the morning. Youwant to do it between meals, about an hour apart from a meal. Again, it's great for thosebenefits as well. So, if you struggle with an issue, especially like diarrhea, loosestools, leaky gut, those issues you can benefit from taking a teaspoon of clay a day. Again,especially diarrhea as I mentioned. So again,
just one teaspoon a day, but it will reallygo through your system. If you have pathogenic bacteria, different types of let's say metalsor toxins within the body, it's going to go and absorb those and help your body eliminatethose. Then last but not least, what I would sayis the fourth main benefit of Bentonite clay, is that it can be as a natural multivitamin.It's absolutely true. In fact, when you look at the minerals that are found in clay, it'stremendous. In fact, the soil itself is packed with healthy minerals and clay especially.Again, in a way, it can be used as a natural multivitamin. Now, obviously you need to consumea lot of fruits and vegetables and these things