Leaky Gut Syndrome


What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky Gut Syndrome is a series of microscopic holes that occur in the intestinal wall, allowing undigested food, bacteria, toxins, poisons and in severe cases feaces to pass into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream these particles travel to the liver for removal, however if the liver's detoxification pathways are operating below par, which often occurs in Leaky Gut Syndrome, then these particles evade removal and settle into cells and tissues. This then starts the process of poor health.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is believed to affect up to 65% of the population and is often overlooked as a cause of health problems.

Leaky Gut Syndrome - The Missing Health Link!

 

What causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Intestine structures called 'Tight Junction Proteins' are the glue that keeps the intestinal cells together and if these proteins deteriorate then Leaky Gut Syndrome starts to become a health issue. There are many medical drugs, foods, health conditions and emotional issues that can cause or contribute to the breakdown of intestinal integrity.

The list below is not an exhaustible list, but contains many of the common substances that contribute to or cause Leaky Gut Syndrome.  

Ageing Heavy metals
AIDS HRT
Allergies Hypochlorhydria
Amphetamines Inflammation
Antibiotics Inadequate digestion
Aspirin Intestinal bacterial
Binge drinking
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Caffeine  Malabsorption
Candida/Candidiasis
Methotrexate
Cocaine
Non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drugs
Coeliac disease
Pancreatic insufficiency
Chemotherapy
Parasites
Contraceptive pill
Poor diet
Corticosteroids medication
Radiation therapy
Dysbiosis
Sepsis
Excessive alcohol
Serious burns
Endurance exercise
Sugar
Food additives
Stress
Food allergies and sensitivities
Surgery
Junk Food
Trauma
Gastritis  Vaccinations
  

What are the symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome?

As one could imagine, with Leaky Gut Syndrome the potential for serious toxicity of the blood, tissues and cells is quite real. There's nothing clean or sterile about feaces, poisons or detrimental bacteria and that's what can infect the whole body through Leaky Gut Syndrome.

Below is list of potential health conditions, signs and symptoms associated with Leaky Gut Syndrome. Whilst this list in not exhaustible, it gives a good overview of conditions associated with Leaky Gut.                           

Abdominal pain  Constipation Memory Loss
Accelerated ageing Crohn's disease
Multiple sclerosis
Acne
Depression
Muscle pain
Acute brain injury Diarrhoea
Obstructive jaundice
Acute pancreatitis
Endotoxemia
Pancreatic insufficiency
ADD/ADHD
Fatigue
Parasitic infection
Alcoholism
Fibromyaglia
Poor growth
Allergies
Flatulence Poor immune function
Ankylosing spondylitis
Food Allergies
Poor liver function
Anxiety
Food Sensitivities
Poor memory
Arthralgia
Headaches
Psoriasis
Asperger's syndrome
Hives
Pyroluria
Asthma
Inflammatory bowel disease
Reoccurring infections
Autism
Inflammatory joint disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Insomnia
Reiter's syndrome
Bi Polar Disorder
Irritable bowel syndrome
Schizophrenia
Burn victims
Itchy skin
Sepsis 
Brain fog
Joint pain
Skin rashes
Chronic heart failure
Learning difficulties
Sinus
Cirrhosis of the liver
Lower Back Pain
Type 1 diabetes
Coeliac disease
Lupus Erythematous
Ulcerative Colitis
Colitis
Malabsorption
Weight Gain
Confusion
Malnutrition
 


How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Before starting the process to heal Leaky Gut Syndrome, t's important that any underlying causes are identified and treated accordingly. Otherwise it can be an expensive and futile exercise with no real movement forward in reducing intestinal permeability.

As a result of the many patients we have seen that have suffered from Leaky Gut Syndrome, some common factors have been identified that once treated, allow the healing of Leaky Gut Syndrome to progress smoothly. Diet, food allergies, antibiotics, an over growth of detrimental bacteria, parasites and fungal organisms are major contributors to the progression of Leaky Gut Syndrome.

We recommend before starting any treatment for Leaky Gut, that you investigate and test for Food Allergies, Candida and Dysbiosis. If you would like the assistance of a health professional to treat and heal Leaky Gut Syndrome, we offer Skype / FaceTime, Phone or In-Clinic Consultations. Alternatively, a step by step Leaky Gut Treatment Plan is available to purchase online, for those who wish to treat Leaky Gut Syndrome on their own.

Additional Leaky Gut Syndrome Information

For anyone wanting to test and determine if they suffer from Leaky Gut Syndrome, please visit our store to purchase a Leaky Gut Syndrome Test Kit which contains the test kit, instructions, free postage to our testing laboratory and a detailed test results report consisting of dietary, lifestyle and nutritional recommendations.

We also offer an economical range of nutrition supplements designed to heal Leaky Gut Syndrome. For more information or to purchase,  please click on this Leaky Gut Support Pack link.

This article was last updated 10/02/2017 by Greg Newson ND