80 – Leaky Gut with Dana Kay
80 - Leaky Gut with Dana Kay
Tips to Help You NOT Blame Your Child with ADHD

In this episode, Dana Kay discusses one of the most common underlying stressors she sees in the lab work of children with ADHD and something that parents often ask about: leaky gut.

Dana Kay is a board certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner, working with families all across the USA, helping them to naturally reduce those challenging ADHD symptoms.

Learn about leaky gut, a common underlying stressor of children with ADHD that can exacerbate ADHD symptoms, by tuning in to this episode.


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 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[2:54] How Gut Health Affects ADHD

[4:59] The Role Antibiotics Play in Gut Health

[8:24] The Frontal Lobe’s Role in the Body

[14:28] What is Leaky Gut?

[19:25] How Leaky Gut Affects Food Intolerances

[22:09] Summary

[22:53] What Causes Leaky Gut?

[23:50] How Leaky Gut Shows Up In the Body

[25:42] How to Correct Leaky Gut


Memorable Moments:

”All of our children’s health is quite literally connected to everything that occurs in the gut.”

”80% of the entire body’s immune system is located within the gut, so gut health is super critical.”

“What the gut-brain connection means is that, in essence, our brains are deeply connected to our guts. If our guts aren’t functioning well, our brains won’t be able to function well either.”

”95% of the body’s serotonin and 50% of the body’s dopamine is produced in the gut.”

”The gut and brain are constantly sending messages back and forth.”

”Let’s stop shooting water at smoke and start getting to the underlying issues!”

“Compromised gut = compromised brain.”

”When leaky gut is present when we eat food (even the healthiest food), before the gut has had a chance to break it down, it can go through the holes in the gut in that leaky gut into our bloodstream.”

”Something started the leaky gut, then the leaky gut causes food intolerances and the food intolerances continue to cause leaky gut. So in order to heal the gut, you must remove these foods or they will continue to break down the lining of the gut and you won’t be successful.”

”If you ever do a food intolerance test, you need to make sure that you test the gut as well. You want to see if there’s leaky gut.”

”One of the main reasons I recommend everyone stop consuming gluten is because it  triggers increased intestinal permeability in EVERYONE, even those who don’t show an allergic response to it. And when a person has increased intestinal permeability, that can lead to leaky gut.”

“Leaky gut shows its ugly head in about 80-90% of the tests that I run on children with ADHD.”

“Leaky gut affects the whole body.”

”The gut is connected to everything.”

”Leaky gut isn’t a death sentence. It’s not permanent. It can be corrected, and it can be done without medication, through dietary and lifestyle modifications and supplementation.”

”Diet is the foundation of any plan.”

”Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

Dana Kay Resources:

Website: https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/

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International Best Selling Book, Thriving with ADHD – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/book/

Free Reduce ADHD Symptoms Naturally Masterclass – https://bit.ly/3GAbFQl

ADHD Parenting Course – https://info.adhdthriveinstitute.com/parentingadhd

ADHD Thrive Method 4 Kids Program – https://adhdthriveinstitute.com/packages/