Eclectic Shades Magazine Los Angeles April 2019 - Page 39

This problem not only destroys the intestinal walls but also destroys your immune system. And when your immune system is weak it leads to a syndrome often known as leaky gut, which is where the gut becomes permeable and allows food and other toxins and particles to pass through it into the bloodstream.

Now, we have another problem on our hands when the gut becomes permeable. This causes us to not be able to absorb the nutrients from our foods. So you could very well start eating healthy again and still feel awful or continue to crave sugar. Some of the symptoms of leaky gut are:

- Chronic fatigue and low energy

- brain fog

- mood disorders/depression and/or anxiety

- bloated belly

- gas

- skin disorders like acne and/or psoriasis

- insatiable hunger

- sugar cravings

- joint pain

So how can you fix this issue and finally overcome your sugar cravings?

It all starts with healing the gut and bacteria overgrowth. Fixing the root cause is truly the best way to do it. You have to fix the "leak" in your gut or the well will always continue to be dry, so to speak.

I do not recommend cutting out all sugar or going cold turkey. If you've been eating sugar daily like I was for most of my life that can emotionally wreck you and can just lead to the restrict/binge cycle.

Here's the process I used to stop my sugar cravings and ultimately heal my inner ecology