What Is Leaky Gut
Only one cell separates the outside from the inside as the lining of the GI tract is that thin.
Normally the cells are held tightly together, but inflammation can cause them to leak. When this happens, bacteria and food particles gain access to the blood stream. The body quickly notes these as unwelcome invaders.
Why You Should Care
The defenses of our immune system hate anything foreign. As bacteria and food particles gain access, the immune system reacts aggressively and attacks. The goal is to kill the invaders.
A variety of substances are released and result in further inflammation. These chemical messengers produced by the immune system are beneficial but do not act only where the attack is occurring.
Symptoms of Leaky Gut
- Abdominal pain
- Feeling inflamed or sore all over
- Mental fog
- Seasonal allergies
Leaky Gut is linked to obesity and development of diabetes
It is believed that pancreas (beta cells) are damaged by above process
How to Fix Leaky Gut
The 4 R’s – Remove, Replace, Reintroduce & Repair
Pre & Probiotics
Much more to come in a later post
Food For Thought
- The gut as a second brain
- We are outnumbered
- What if supporting the gut and gut microbiome, we could…
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