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Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is when toxins and undigested food particles from the digestive tract pass into the bloodstream because the intestinal lining has become permeable. Once these toxins are passed back into the bloodstream, it activates your immune system and triggers inflammation.

Leaky gut sets you up for food sensitivities, allergies, digestive issues and autoimmune conditions. And the constant over-taxing of your immune system can set you up to be more susceptible to catch viruses and other infections. Outside of parasites which feed on and cause damage to the intestinal lining, the second greatest culprit of leaky gut is from gluten (which is in ALL grains including corn and rice).

Check out the visual below. Gluten is an inflammatory protein that is difficult to digest, regardless of whether or not you have celiac disease. Gluten increases the body's release of zonulin, which controls the tight junctions. Too much zonulin opens up the spaces in the gut wall causing the leakiness.

Other risk factors for leaky gut include: -Medications like NSAID's, birth control, antibiotics, immunosuppressants, corticosteroids and antacids. -Plastics -Glyphosate/pesticides -GMO foods -Over-exercise -Infections

Healing your gut lining is one of the most important things you can do to foster healing. DM me to learn more!



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