Leaky Gut Syndrome is a controversial topic. In Western Medicine, it is not considered to be a real diagnosis, but today, research is confirming that a leaky gut, or increased gut permeability, is indeed a major factor in chronic and autoimmune diseases.
A “leaky gut” is when your intestinal lining is damaged, allowing undigested food proteins and bacteria to pass into the blood stream, causing an immune response and inflammation throughout the body.
Leaky Gut can be caused by:
- A diet high in refined sugars, processed foods and preservatives
- Chronic stress
- Low Zinc
- Inflammation in the gut
- this can be brought on by low stomach acid, candida, bacterial overgrowth, infection, parasites and excessive environmental toxins.
If you are suffering from digestive issues, allergies, hormonal imbalances, skin issues, or mood swings, Leaky Gut could be the culprit. If you suspect this could be an issue for you, there are several steps you can take to start healing your gut lining. I am no doctor, but from experience, I can offer tips that have helped me on the road to better health. Please check out my healing checklist.