LEAKY GUT: JUST AS GROSS AS IT SOUNDS

The term “Leaky Gut” may induce the same repulsive feeling that the word “moist” does, but please stick with me.. I swear it’s worth the mild discomfort.

So what genius decided to give this affliction the absolute worst name? Not sure. I didn’t research that little factoid. I did try to come up with some alternative names, however. Like: Loose Lining, Inflammation Station, Liver Attack, Belly Drip, etc. Basically, the poor soul did the best they could and who am I to judge? We’ll leave the name the way it is for now, though suggestions are welcome.

So what is Leaky Gut? Well, pretty much what it sounds like. Due to many factors (we’ll get to those in a bit), the lining of your intestines can “loosen” and allow food particles, bacteria, fungi,  parasites, and toxins to “leak” into the bloodstream.  Why is this important? Well, besides giving you intuition, your gut is the leader of the body’s immune system. A compromised immune system is no body’s friend. (get what I did there?) When these unknown particles start to infiltrate your bloodstream, your body’s first response is to start destroying them. Also, your liver will kick into overdrive to try and filter these particles that should have never made it that far through the digestive system. An overwhelmed and overloaded liver will allow these foreign bodies to get backed up, allowing their numbers to increase, and now you’ve got war.

So what happens when a foreign entity encounters your immune system? That’s right, your immune system will develop antibodies to fight and conquer. Well, when you have Leaky Gut, It isn’t just the bad guys leaking into your bloodstream, the food you eat is also getting in on the party. Food particles are not supposed to be in the bloodstream, so now your body has to create antibodies to fight and kill them. That may sound like a good thing, but that is now, technically, what us in the medical biz would call a food allergy.  You are not alone if you are able to eat a particular food one day, and suddenly cannot tolerate it the next. You are especially not alone if most of what you eat starts causing bloating, cramping, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, etc.

The body has officially set its site on public enemy number 1: itself. Now you’re inflamed, have pains that you cannot explain, have opened the door to a slew of autoimmune problems (IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Fibromyalgia, etc), and have forgotten what normal ever felt like. Just to throw a cherry on top of if all, you’ve also most likely awakened a once dormant chronic fatigue virus such as Epstein Barr or Herpes Simplex. And now you barely have enough energy to hold your head up or form a coherent thought. Your traditional doctors don’t know what to do with you and you’re stuck. Now you’re depressed, can’t sleep, your thyroid and hormones are throwing in the towel and your emotional state, well we better not bring that up at this sensitive time. Oh, and one more thing, you’re now just ripe with fungus (yeast to be more specific).

So what on earth did you do to bring this on? We owe this mess to a few different things. The main culprits are stress, inflammation, gluten sensitivity, yeast overgrowth, medications and food-related toxins.

Stress, well we’ve all got that. Uncontrolled stress can lead to inflammation and lo and behold your gut just got leaky. Gluten, well over the last few years we’ve started hearing more and more about the downside of consuming this guy. He can be pretty mean. We aren’t only talking about people with diagnosable intolerances, like Celiac Disease. Little by little, the medical community is starting to accept that gluten can contribute to gut and inflammation problems in people without a condition like Celiac. This isn’t just some hippie notion anymore. It can be hard to convince people that they have a sensitivity they cannot see a clear-cut reaction to. Just because you ate a piece of wheat bread and didn’t immediately throw it up, does not mean that you can’t have a gluten sensitivity. If you are curious about the possibility of having a gluten sensitivity, you can test it by eating completely gluten-free for 3 weeks and then introducing gluten again to your diet. See if there is a noticeable change. I know when I stop gluten for a stretch of time and then eat it again, I swell up so bad that my clothes don’t fit and my face looks like I was crying all night. Not too much of a stretch to think it could be the cause of Leaky Gut.

Yeast (or Candida) overgrowth, another culprit that causes inflammation and, in turn, Leaky Gut.

Medications and food-related toxins… where to begin? I think we all know that half of what we consume is a mystery. Food dyes, pesticides, chemicals, fillers, preservatives, they’re in, like, everything. Drinking soda and eating chicken nuggets made from “pink slime” is basically a bomb to your digestive system, so, yeah, it can contribute to Leaky Gut. Medication has an important role in modern civilization, but it isn’t perfect. To keep this brief, I’ll just give one example: prolonged use of painkillers such as NSAIDs can have lasting and damaging effects on the stomach and intestinal lining as well as the liver. Once again, leading to inflammation, and all-around leaky-ness.

So, it’s pretty easy for Leaky Gut to develop. We see it in humans of all ages, even pets. Luckily, given the right tools, it can be an easy fix. You will need an arsenal of supplements like potent/high-quality probiotics to combat bacteria and fungi, enzymes to aid digestion, glutamine to heal your gut lining, a natural anti-fungal to kill the yeast, liver detoxification and some changes to your diet. You’ll want to avoid wheat/sugars to slow inflammation and avoid feeding the yeast. In a matter of weeks, you can be recovered.

For help in diagnosing and treating Leaky Gut, come in to Spectra Wellness Solutions. Like, really, we do this every day.

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- Performance Journey-

This is for the individual who has already gone through their healing transformation and is now looking for more.

The Performance Journey will get you to the LIT zone — a place where you experience physical and mental vitality, energy that last all day, focus and clarity, recovery after exercise, heart centered living, and connection to self, family, friends and nature.

If you’ve known all this is possible, but haven’t been able to get here yourself, there’s no better time than now to start the Performance Journey with Dr. Lisa.

Two 1-Hour Sessions with Dr. Lisa

  • One at the start of the journey, the other towards the end.

Four 30-min Follow Up Appointments with Dr. Lisa

Priority Appointments and Scheduling

  • Get in for appointments with highest priority.

Private Number to Book

  • No need to call our phone system, members have a private number to text for more convenient booking.

One 90-minute Intuitive Session with Dr. Lisa

  • Reach your highest potential by understanding subconscious fears and blocks that are holding you back. Have in-depth discussion on your personal circumstances and goals. Get to the next level with Dr. Lisa as your guide.
  • Meditation specific to your needs.

Toolbox Genomics

  • Test DNA health and determine potential genetic risk factors, while mapping out optimal health and wellness strategies specific to you.
  • Two tests included, we will test once at the beginning of your journey and again towards the end.

HRV Readings (2)

  • See your biological vs chronological age, the state of your spine, stress levels, brain waves, etc. You will receive a plethora of information to help you better understand your current physiological health, along with specific action steps to help improve.

Biowell Scans (2)

  • Analyze your biofield for disruptions of energy so you can focus on the points of depletion and get to the root of problems.
  • Understand your body’s energetic field and chakra alignment.

The LIT Bed (6 sessions)

  • The Lit Bed is a cutting edge device that is utilized to teach you how to relax and meditate. The bed combines the healing modalities of color, music, and vibrational frequencies in a relaxing and restorative treatment.
  • Patients have reported dramatic improvements in pain, sleep, mood, and many other symptoms. Additionally, many people will be able to learn from the experience how to meditate and can more easily incorporate meditation into their daily lives.

The Bemer (6 sessions)

  • Bemer devices stimulate and increase blood flow to healthy muscles for improved performance and recovery.
  • Enhanced local circulation is achieved by delivering a patented therapeutic signal using a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology. This ensures muscles are supplied with ample oxygen and nutrients.
  • In addition to these benefits, the Bemer also supports stress reduction, relaxation, and sleep management.

2 Meyer’s IVs

  • Improves hydration, boosts energy and enhances your overall health with the perfectly balanced blend of hydrating fluids, vital vitamins and essential minerals to help restore your energy and replenish your vitality.
  • Our Original Myers formula is the perfect IV Vitamin Therapy drip to alleviate symptoms like inflammation, fatigue, muscle pain, jet lag and stress. This infusion also helps boost energy, increase immune support, alleviate anxiety, enhance restful sleep, elevate mood, reduce migraines, ease muscle cramps and enhance mental clarity.

$50 supplement credit at each visit

  • $300 credit over the year towards supplements.

Personalized Peptide Program

  • Peptides work to rebuild and repair damaged cells and thus are a wonderful vitality-enhancing and healthspan-extending remedy. Dr. Lisa will use whatever peptides are necessary for the particular patient, some examples are: to promote fat loss, to strengthen the immune system, to combat age-related decline, to heal the gut, ligaments, tendons and revitalize skin, to increase muscle mass, to strengthen bones, and to restore youthful metabolism.

Adjusted Chiropractic

  • $50 credit for Upper Cervical Adjustment appointment
  • Our goal here is to ensure that the brain and body are communicating clearly, and that there are not any structural misalignments that could be compromising this transmission. Because the first place this misalignment can occur is the upper cervical spine (upper neck), and postural reflexes are governed by this area, full-body alignment is dependent on upper cervical spinal alignment.

C60

  • 3 month supply included.
  • C60 is one of the most powerful antioxidants ever discovered due to its ability to lift the oxidative burden at the cellular level and protect the body from free-radical damage. Our C60 takes it to the next level, as it is infused with Dr. Lisa’s proprietary blend of light and energy frequencies.

Connection Work with Coach Gregg Gonzales

  • Understand the power of connection and its importance when healing oneself.
  • 1-hour session.

Bi-Monthly Check-Ins

  • 6 Accountability Check Ins – 30 min each.
  • Opportunity to ask questions, get feedback, and be held accountable to the habits and lifestyle changes that are necessary to transform your life.

LIT Labs Health Performance Center

  • Special Bonus: One Free Month at Lit Labs
  • Opportunity to experience cutting edge technology designed to optimize your mitochondria, improve cellular function and enhance overall energy.

Access to Dr. Lisa’s online courses for 1 year

  • Keto-ish
  • 11 Pillars of Health

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The Transformation Journey is perfect for anyone seeking highly customized medical care. It includes all the perks of both the LIT and Performance Journeys and so much more. It’s ideal for anyone struggling with their health and seeking treatment that goes beyond just managing symptoms, but rather aims to heal the root cause of ailments. You will work with Dr. Lisa and her team consistently over the year to completely transform your health.

This Transformation Journey with Dr. Lisa will start by assessing and healing your gut, adrenals, hormones and thyroid, and will then move on to higher levels of healing and performance. This is for the individual who is ready to commit to a total transformation from the inside out, to a radically more radiant You. You will be on a personalized health journey, with Dr. Lisa as your guide throughout the entire process. Now is your time to become that person who lights up the room.

Two 1-Hour Sessions with Dr. Lisa

    • One at the start of the journey, the other towards the end.

Six 30-min Follow Up Appointments with Dr. Lisa

Priority Appointments and Scheduling

  • Get in within a week, instead of months.

Private Number to Book

  • No need to call our phone system, members have a private number to text for more convenient booking.

Two 90-minute Intuitive Sessions with Dr. Lisa

  • Reach your highest potential by understanding subconscious fears and blocks that are holding you back. Have in-depth discussion on your personal circumstances and goals. Get to the next level with Dr. Lisa as your guide.
  • Meditation specific to your needs.

Toolbox Genomics

  • Test DNA health and determine potential genetic risk factors, while mapping out optimal health and wellness strategies specific to you.
  • Two tests included, we will test once at the beginning of your journey and again towards the end.

HRV Readings (2)

  • See your biological vs chronological age, the state of your spine, stress levels, brain waves, etc. You will receive a plethora of information to help you better understand your current physiological health, along with specific action steps to help improve.

Biowell Scans (2)

  • Analyze your biofield for disruptions of energy so you can focus on the points of depletion and get to the root of problems.
  • Understand your body’s energetic field and chakra alignment.

The LIT Bed (8 sessions)

  • The Lit Bed is a cutting edge device that is utilized to teach you how to relax and meditate. The bed combines the healing modalities of color, music, and vibrational frequencies in a relaxing and restorative treatment.
  • Patients have reported dramatic improvements in pain, sleep, mood, and many other symptoms. Additionally, many people will be able to learn from the experience how to meditate and can more easily incorporate meditation into their daily lives.

The Bemer (8 sessions)

  • Bemer devices stimulate and increase blood flow to healthy muscles for improved performance and recovery.
  • Enhanced local circulation is achieved by delivering a patented therapeutic signal using a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology. This ensures muscles are supplied with ample oxygen and nutrients.
  • In addition to these benefits, the Bemer also supports stress reduction, relaxation, and sleep management.

2 Meyer’s IVs

  • Improves hydration, boosts energy and enhances your overall health with the perfectly balanced blend of hydrating fluids, vital vitamins and essential minerals to help restore your energy and replenish your vitality.
  • Our Original Myers formula is the perfect IV Vitamin Therapy drip to alleviate symptoms like inflammation, fatigue, muscle pain, jet lag and stress. This infusion also helps boost energy, increase immune support, alleviate anxiety, enhance restful sleep, elevate mood, reduce migraines, ease muscle cramps and enhance mental clarity.

$50 supplement credit at each visit

  • $400 credit over the year towards supplements.

Personalized Peptide Program

  • Peptides work to rebuild and repair damaged cells and thus are a wonderful vitality-enhancing and healthspan-extending remedy. Dr. Lisa will use whatever peptides are necessary for the particular patient, some examples are: to promote fat loss, to strengthen the immune system, to combat age-related decline, to heal the gut, ligaments, tendons and revitalize skin, to increase muscle mass, to strengthen bones, and to restore youthful metabolism.

Adjusted Chiropractic

  • Initial new patient appointment and X-rays included.
  • Two follow-up appointments with upper-cervical adjustments.
  • Our goal here is to ensure that the brain and body are communicating clearly, and that there are not any structural mis-alignments that could be compromising this transmission. Because the first place this misalignment can occur is the upper cervical spine (upper neck), and postural reflexes are governed by this area, full-body alignment is dependent on upper cervical spinal alignment.

Carbon 60 Oil

  • 6 month supply included.
  • C60 is one of the most powerful antioxidants ever discovered due to its ability to lift the oxidative burden at the cellular level and protect the body from free-radical damage. Our C60 takes it to the next level, as it is infused with Dr. Lisa’s proprietary blend of light and energy frequencies.

Connection Work with Coach Gregg Gonzales

  • Understand the power of connection and its importance when healing oneself.
  • Two 1-hour sessions.

Monthly Check-Ins 

  • 12 Accountability Check Ins – 30 min each.
  • Opportunity to ask questions, get feedback, and be held accountable to the habits and lifestyle changes that are necessary to transform your life.

LIT Labs Health Performance Center

  • Special Bonus: Two Free Months at Lit Labs
  • Opportunity to experience cutting edge technology designed to optimize your mitochondria, improve cellular function and enhance overall energy. This will likely be utilized in the latter part of the year, once we have worked to heal the base pillars like the gut, adrenals, hormones, thyroid, etc. Dr. Lisa will advise on when it’s time to utilize the tools at LIT Labs.

Access to Dr. Lisa’s online courses for 1 year

  • Keto-ish
  • 11 Pillars of Health