Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Terri's Tip Tuesday

Terri's Back! We had a few questions about allergies so here's what Terri suggests.

If you have kids with allergies, asthma, or eczema, they likely have a"leaky gut". This is an underlying factor in many illnesses of childhood, but also in adulthood. (Think autoimmune disorders) To heal a leaky gut, start with adding back beneficial bacteria (probiotics).The best quality will be found in a refrigerator section of a healthfood store. Probiotics are also the number one supplement offering benefit for people with chemical sensitivities and is a great idea for kids with ADD or autism.

Another important factor to heal a leaky gut, is the addition of digestive enzymes and

l-glutamine, which can also be found at anatural supplement store.

Lastly, an elimination diet is VERY helpful! It allows the gut time to heal from foods that it has become irritated by. Once the lining is healed, however, these foods may no longer be irritating. A great elimination diet is Dr Hyman's book, "The Ultrasimple Diet" and it is only about $7. Basically, you eat rice, beans, chicken, and greens for 1 week with a healthy broth soup.
Because 50% of the body's immune system and much of the nervous system is located in the gut, this strategy can help with virtually all chronic diseases. See a holistic doc, functional med doc, naturopathic physician, or chiropractor for more info.

OK, so I am back from the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in NYC and learned tons of cutting edge health tips. I will share a new one withyou next week. So come on back!

Remember, your health is in your hands. Take care of it!

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