Your Leaky Gut May Be Causing Atrial Fibrillation


Watch out: this article may blow your mind and expose the potential root cause to your atrial fibrillation (and many other ailments).

Most diseases start in the gut, so this is the first thing I look at when assessing a new patient. Why? Because this is the location where our nutrients are absorbed.

If our intestines are compromised, we can’t access nutrients properly, and they can’t protect us from inflammation. And guess what many of my Afib patients have…inflammation. What’s a major cause of the inflammation? Leaky gut.

What is Leaky Gut?

The duties of our gut (intestines) include: breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, absorbing water, excreting waste, and optimizing our immune system.

Basically, the lining of the gut should allow certain nutrients to enter the bloodstream and block/excrete things that should not.

Leaky gut (intestinal hyper-permeability) is a condition where the gut isn’t able to prevent foreign things from entering the bloodstream Things like poorly digested foods and toxins which wreak havoc within our body, causing inflammation and dysfunction.

How does Leaky Gut cause Afib?

Particles that get through our intestinal barrier enter our bloodstream, which activates our immune system. Inflammation, part of a normal immune response, causes significant problems when it cannot turn off.

Chronic inflammation, because of leaky gut, can cause: increased in inflammatory markers in cardiac tissue, oxidative stress, blood flow and blood clotting issues.

Side note: People with Celiac Disease may be at a higher risk of atrial fibrillation

caused by abnormal electrical function.

How do I know if I have Leaky Gut?

Simple, get tested.

The Vibrant Wellness Gut Zoomer is a comprehensive assessment which looks at bacteria, yeast, and parasites in your gut and includes a 30 minute evaluation with one of our certified health coaches. Find out about your risk for:

  • Leaky Gut (Intestinal Permeability
  • Intestinal Disorders (IBS/IBD related bacteria)
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Autoimmune health (Celiac, Crohn’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.)
  • Neurological health (MS, Parkinson’s, and more)
  • Metabolic health (Obesity, Diabetes, etc.)

Steps that can reverse Leaky Gut

  1. Eat organic paleo foods
  2. Sleep sundown to sunrise
  3. Get sunshine to your belly and the rest of your body
  4. Get active
  5. Reduce stress
  6. Cut out alcohol
  7. Avoid chemicals/other toxins
  8. Stop using pharmaceuticals and OTC drugs
  9. Use evidence-based supplements

Talk to one of our health coaches about our 3 Month Leaky Gut Protocol which we recommend taking:


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