Do you love your gut? Could it use a little more love? Send it a Valentine in the form of L-Glutamine! A truly unique amino acid, L-Glutamine is a multitasking wonder, fueling metabolism, regulating cell repair and maintaining the gut’s barrier functions. In fact, L-Glutamine is needed for nearly every single one of your 50,000 proteins and the chemical reactions responsible for digestion and damage repair. And it’s particularly critical in the context of leaky gut.
What’s leaky gut, anyway?
Essentially, it’s the result of inflammation on your intestinal lining. The culprit for that is a long list of suspects: over-the-counter medicines (looking at you, antacids and pain-relievers), antibiotics, alcohol, sugar, dairy, gluten, grains—the list goes on. The “leaky gut” moniker literally references leaks in your gut lining that let toxins and undigested food particles escape from your intestines into your bloodstream. As your body detects these invaders, your immune system goes into overdrive and attacks healthy tissue. Which, in turn, can lead to a whole host of serious chronic health issues, including autoimmune conditions.The “leaky gut” moniker literally references leaks in your gut lining that let toxins and undigested food particles escape from your intestines into your bloodstream. Click To Tweet
The antidote to this vicious cycle is gutlove. And that means the Golden Goddess Plate. My plate makes it simple to remove the foods that promote leaky gut—gluten, dairy, soy, corn, etc.—and choose healthier foods such as beans, kale, lean meats and more that bring things like L-Glutamine to the table for a happier, healthier gut. Be in touch if I can help customize your Golden Goddess Plate with foods you and your family will love, too.