Friday, August 21, 2009

Leaky Gut - Could you have it?

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Leaky Gut Syndrome

(story from Tcha)

My daughter who is 9, was diagnosed at 3 years old, with Leaky Gut Syndrome. As the protein kernel inside wheat (gluten) passes into the blood stream, her immune system sees it as an allergen and attacks it, causing my daughter to: breathe poorly, complain her stomach hurts, contract a runny nose and persistent cough; all symptoms of her gluten intolerance.

When she takes 1.8 oz of Body Balance daily, her stomach doesn't hurt and is free of all of her other symptoms. Her uncle has Celiac Disease and has found Body Balance to be one of the very few supplements he's able to take daily without experiencing toxicity from the product.

Hope this is helpful. BTW, its because Body Balance has helped my daughter that I continue to share her story with anyone interested in experiencing greater health and well-being.

Take good care,

So what exactly is Celiac Disease - and could I have it?
Celiac Disease (CD) is a lifelong, digestive disorder affecting children and adults. When people with CD eat foods that contain gluten, it creates an immune-mediated toxic reaction that causes damage to the small intestine and does not allow food to be properly absorbed. Even small amounts of gluten in foods can affect those with CD and cause health problems. Damage can occur to the small bowel even when there are no symptoms present.
Gluten is the common name for the proteins in specific grains that are harmful to persons with celiac disease. These proteins are found in ALL forms of wheat (including durum, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn and faro) and related grains rye, barley and triticale and MUST be eliminated.

Symptoms of Celiac Disease May Include One or More of the Following:
  • Recurring bloating, gas, or abdominal pain
  • Chronic diarrhea or constipation or both
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Pale, foul-smelling stool
  • Unexplained anemia
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Behavior changes/depression/irritability
  • Vitamin K Deficiency
  • Fatigue, weakness or lack of energy
  • Delayed growth or onset of puberty
  • Failure to thrive (in infants)
  • Missed menstrual periods
  • Infertility male & female
  • Spontaneous miscarriages
  • Canker sores inside the mouth
  • Tooth discoloration or loss of enamel
Here is a great web site for more information on Leaky Gut Syndrome too

For more information on Leaky Gut Syndrome, check out the August issue of Scientific American on Celiac Disease. Great information - lots of pictures. : ) This is something that is affecting a great number of people - many of whom do not even know they have it.
See more at

We know that Body Balance can help. I have several customers with Celiac who have been helped tremendously by the Body Balance formula. Please let me know if you'd like more information.

[Life Force products follow the philosophy that when you give the body the nutrients it needs, it can generally heal itself. We do not promise any cures. We simply provide excellent nutrition to supplement your regular diet.]