Is leaky gut just a sign that you’re getting older? Look at me. I’m an old guy. I’ve got no leaky gut. You don’t need leaky gut at any age. It’s something that’s created. A young person can die of cancer. An old person can die of cancer. Diseases can happen at any time. It depends on how well the person looks after their own body that will dictate the health of that person.
We’ve also worked out, science has worked out that genes are constantly changing and evolving. Every little thought that comes in your mind, every decision you make will affect the outcome of your health far more than what came before you. Nature or nurture. Think about it. It’s how you nurture the body. That’s the important thing.
What was the question again? Is leaky gut a sign of getting older? It’s not a sign at all. Leaky gut can occur at any age. Your gut can be destroyed just like that by going onto an antibiotic for about 7 to 10 days. That could set you up for leaky gut for years, for example. But so could a high stress environment. Many patients I’ve seen over the years, including many elderly people, have been in outstanding health.
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One of my most memorable patients was a man in his 70s, late 70s going on 80s, that was super fit and very friendly, outgoing, jovial, kind of man, probably fitter than most 30-year-olds I’ve seen. Probably got the libido of a 20-year-old guy. Proved to me that age has got no bearing on health. You know what’s got the bearing on health? Attitude, your attitude, your willingness to do certain things, discipline, disciplining your discipline, understanding that getting up early, going to bed not too late, eating the right food, sleeping well, not stressing much. All of these things will dictate how well your gut is going to be as you get older, and the state of your gut will dictate your overall state of your health.
So you can’t look and feel great with a shitty gut. The gut’s got to be in great shape for you to feel and look great. You can’t buy a nice gut. It doesn’t work like that. Think how much money you’ve got. I’ve seen poor people with outstanding health, and I’ve seen filthy rich people with disgustingly awful health. So money doesn’t come into it. You don’t have to have this problem at all. At any age, it’s a matter of getting on top of things and if things are really bad, assessing it and fixing it up, and that’s the intelligent approach.