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)|
|Antibiotics||Maldigestion (impaired digestion)|
|Binge drinking & excessive alcohol consumption
||Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Mobic, Voltaren)|
|Blastocystis hominis||Pancreatic insufficiency (lack of digestive enzymes)|
||Poor diet (eg. sweets/biscuits/cakes/soft drinks/white bread etc|
|Cocaine||Prescription corticosteroids (eg. Prednisone, Hydrocortisone)|
||Prescription hormones like the birth control pill|
|Detrimental protozoa||Sepsis (blood poisoning)|
|Endurance exercise||Serious burns|
|Food allergies and sensitivities
|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
|Acute brain injury||Diarrhoea
||Flatulence||Poor immune function
||Poor liver function|
||Pyroluria / Kryptopyrroles
||Inflammatory bowel disease
||Inflammatory joint disease
|Bi Polar Disorder
||Irritable bowel syndrome
||Sepsis (blood poisoning)
|Chronic heart failure
|Cirrhosis of the liver
||Lower Back Pain
||Type 1 diabetes|
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.