Leaky Gut Syndrome – How to Plug the Leak

Leaky Gut Syndrome – How to Plug the Leak

Are you going round in circles trying to work out why you’re not feeling well? Are you suffering with a dry, itchy skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, your allergies out of control and basically your autoimmune system is way out of whack?


You could be suffering because of the many health issues associated with leaky gut syndrome.  Your digestive tract is like a net that has lots of small holes in it that keep what shouldn’t go into your blood stream out. When those holes get bigger unfortunately gluten, bad bacteria and undigested food breaks out and starts to cause damage to your health.


The problem with leaky gut syndrome is it not only has seriously negative impact on your health, it has a massive effect on your quality of life.  This is hugely detrimental not only to your physical health, but also your mental health because you feel incredibly low, ill and tired.


As holistic health care professionals we know that the social impact is just as damaging as the physical impact; you don’t feel like going out and mixing with friends, you literally don’t have the energy to do anything that may even feel like fun and this vicious cycle seems to never end.  With leaky gut syndrome the leakage leading from the gut area is literally polluting your body and could be showing up in a number of different ways.


How to Stop the Rot


The good news is working holistically helps stops the rot.  We are all about putting the balance back into your life and that takes more than a one prong approach.  Each step or part of the treatment plan works together for your optimal gut health so let’s look at some of the more generic actions you can take and of course, when you need extra care come and visit your professional holistic health professional.


  1. Get rid of the bad foods and habits in your diet.  We all know too much sugar is bad for us, so start to eliminate it as much as you can. Too much of the wrong fats are also detrimental to your health so take a good hard and long look at what your eating and drinking.  Too many preservatives in our food is damaging our health so eat organic and eat green as much as you can.
  2. Repair your health gut problems with recommended supplements.  There are some wonderful supplements out there that with a healthy diet will help your body heal and be revitalised.  We always recommend getting specialist advice from a qualified naturopath.
  3. Go pro with probiotics.  What a clever set of live good bacteria (not the bad ones) and microorganisms they are and they taste great too!  Some top probiotic foods include: live cultured yoghurt, miso soup, sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha.  Probiotics are amazing for your digestive health, hence why it’s so good to stop a leaky gut.


Leaky gut syndrome can be hard to detect so visit Natural Family Health Clinic for your comprehensive consultation because we know the signs, what to do and how we can help you.  It’s your one-stop-shop for better natural health and well-being for you and the whole family. 

If you are interested in taking a deeper look at your skin, book a holistic natural health assessment to encourage healthy happy skin.  Look up the Naturopath or Medical Herbalist in your area and reap the rewards of better overall health.

Serina Gardner

Naturopath & Medical Herbalist BNatMed, MNZAMH, MNZSN

Promoting health, laughter and love in a nurturing environment.

Natural Family Health Clinic   

9 Churchill Rd, Judea, Tauranga

0274 716 571




Serina Gardner Posted by Serina Gardner

Hi I’m Serina, I am a medical herbalist and naturopath.

I began creating skincare with my sister when I was 9 years old, trying our best to make wonderful smelling perfumes, however sadly for us they never quite came out the way we envisioned!  

The love for making my own skincare however grew and through my teen years I made all of my own hair and body masks and what ever else I could find recipes for. 

By my late teens-early twenties, I was working in a natural skin care shop helping the customers and training the other staff in the benefits of essential oils for therapeutic purposes and the beneficial uses in skincare.

I continued to follow my passion by making oil based skincare in 2006 that I used throughout my pregnancy, and this created the basis of the products I sell today.  

In my late twenties I decided to return to school and complete my Bachelor of Natural Medicine, qualifying me to become a naturopath and a medical herbalist. Partly I did this to continue my love of natural skincare but also to help people with a holistic approach to their health. 

Today with my long-time passionate love affair with natural skincare, I incorporate helping people gain insights towards incorporating better nutrition into their life. I show them how important it is to support your internal organs, as well as your skin. I now see clients as a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist helping people explore the possibilities of what glowing health internally and externally is really about. 

My passion still lies with skin, but now it includes the link with digestive health.  

I hope you enjoy my products as much as I do, and if you would like to book a Naturopathy or Medical Herbalist appointment to help support your body to optimal health please contact me.

info@nourisheskincare.co.nz or +64 0274 716 571

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