Food sensitivities? Bloating/Gas?
If you do, you might have Leaky Gut Syndrome!
Leaky gut or “increased intestinal permeability” is a condition affecting the lining of the intestines, creating a dysfunctional environment for proper digestion. Normally, the lining of the intestines only let properly digested fats, proteins and starches pass through the cells that line the gut and the spaces between these cells are sealed. But when the intestinal lining becomes irritated, those spaces open up and can allow bacteria, toxins and undigested food to “leak” into the bloodstream.
This can trigger an immune response that can lead to chronic inflammation in the body and can contribute to joint pain, skin issues, autoimmune diseases, and further digestive concerns.
What can cause Leaky Gut?
There are many causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome such as: poor diet, stress, low stomach acid, anti-inflammatory medications, candida, food allergies, parasites etc.
Can Leaky Gut be reversed?
Yes! Through diet, herbal medicine, acupuncture and nutritional supplementation, Naturopathic Doctors can help decrease inflammation in the gastro-intestinal system and can help repair intestinal lining to decrease the leaky gut effect.