In this video we’ll discuss what causes leaky gut and provide some tips on how to reverse it.
Intestinal hyperpermeability, aka leaky gut syndrome is when bacteria and undigested protein pass through the gaps in your intestinal wall and leak into the bloodstream.
Your body interprets the bacteria and proteins as an invasion of foreign invaders and begins to attack them as such. And this can lead to Endotoxemia. Endotoxemia is the change in the permeability of the intestinal floor, which allows LPS (known as lipopolysaccharides) to leak into the bloodstream and this contributes to the inflammation process.
A leaky gut is rarely a manifestation in of itself. It’s usually seen in other clinical manifestations (such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and autoimmune disease).
Contributing factors to a leaky gut may include taking multiple rounds of antibiotics, exposure to pesticides, lack of sleep, exposure to toxins or even having an undiagnosed food sensitivity, like gluten or dairy.
Here are the three tips to help you begin to reverse leaky gut:
- Avoid all grains, which include gluten and many more.
- Stop eating any processed foods.
- Choose gut health-promoting nutrition and supplements that are right for you.
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