Leaky Gut Syndrome

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky Gut Syndrome, also known as 'Intestinal Permeability' and 'Leaky Bowel Syndrome' is believed to affect up to 65% of the population. It is the deterioration or breakdown of your intestinal wall, in particular the tight junctions that hold your intestinal cells together. When this occurs microscopic holes appear in either your large or small intestine, which allows intestinal bacteria, parasites, worms and their bi-products as well as allergens, undigested food particles, poisons, toxins and in severe cases faeces to pass into your bloodstream. These unwanted particles, once entered into your system, can cause or contribute to a myriad of health problems as seen below.

People who suffer from Leaky Gut Syndrome also generally have; an imbalance between their good and bad intestinal bacteria, an inability to properly breakdown and absorb the nutrients from their food resulting in some degree of malabsorption, as well as a diminished ability to adequately remove toxins from the body via their bowel.

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What causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky Gut Syndrome can be caused by a number of issues such as;

Ageing Intestinal bacterial infections
AIDS Intestinal dysbiosis (imbalance of good & bad bacteria)
Allergies Low stomach acid (Hypochlorhydria)
Amphetamines Malabsorption
Antibiotics Maldigestion (impaired digestion)
Aspirin Methotrexate
Binge drinking & excessive alcohol consumption
Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Mobic, Voltaren)
Blastocystis hominis Pancreatic insufficiency (lack of digestive enzymes)
Caffeine Parasites
Poor diet (eg. sweets/biscuits/cakes/soft drinks/white bread etc
Cocaine Prescription corticosteroids (eg. Prednisone, Hydrocortisone)
Coeliac disease
Prescription hormones like the birth control pill
Chemotherapy treatment
Radiation therapy
Detrimental protozoa Sepsis (blood poisoning)
Endurance exercise Serious burns
Food additives
Simple sugars
Food allergies and sensitivities
Fungal overgrowths Surgery
Gastritis Trauma
Giardiasis Vaccinations
Heavy metal exposure Yersinia enterocolitica
Inflammatory joint disease

What are some illnesses and symptoms associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Many illnesses and health issues have been attributed to Leaky Gut Syndrome such as;

Abdominal pain (reoccurring) Constipation Memory Loss
Accelerated ageing Crohn's disease
Multiple sclerosis
Muscle pain
Acute brain injury Diarrhoea
Obstructive jaundice
Acute pancreatitis
Pancreatic insufficiency
Parasitic infection
Poor growth
Flatulence Poor immune function
Ankylosing spondylitis
Food Allergies
Poor liver function
Food Sensitivities
Poor memory
Asperger's syndrome
Pyroluria / Kryptopyrroles
Inflammatory bowel disease
Reoccurring infections
Inflammatory joint disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Reiter's syndrome
Bi Polar Disorder
Irritable bowel syndrome
Burn victims
Itchy skin
Sepsis (blood poisoning)
Brain fog
Joint pain
Skin rashes
Chronic heart failure
Learning difficulties
Cirrhosis of the liver
Lower Back Pain
Type 1 diabetes
Coeliac disease
Lupus Erythematous
Ulcerative Colitis
Weight Gain

I have some of these Leaky Gut Symptoms what should I do?

We recommend that you get yourself tested firstly to establish whether or not you are suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome and secondly to determine the severity of the condition. The Leaky Gut Syndrome Test Kit is available for purchase from our store and includes a comprehensive and detailed report of your results. This includes dietary and lifestyle advice, strategies to address any underlying causes, recommended nutritional supplementation advice to repair Leaky Gut Syndrome and a long term plan to maintain good intestinal health.

For More Information

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Please refer to our Health Focus Newsletter on Leaky Gut Syndrome