Leaky Gut

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What is Leaky Gut?

 

Leaky Gut is a condition where in there is a breakdown of the intestinal barrier.  This results in an increased intestinal permeability which allows for the passage of toxins,  antigens, food proteins and bacteria to enter the bloodstream, initiating an immune response that can lead to all types of chronic disease.  An imbalanced microbiome can lead to this disorder and Multiple diseases may arise or be exacerbated due to a leaky gut.  These include autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, autoimmune hepatitis, type 1 diabetes (T1D), multiple sclerosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE.

Symptoms of Leaky Gut and/or Dysbiosis

  • Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s
  • Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Poor immune system
  • Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
  • Arthritis or joint pain
  • Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADH, Bipolar Disorder

 

Causes of Leaky Gut

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • SIBO
  • Dysbiosis
  • Poor diet
  • Eating irritating foods
  • Food sensitivities
  • Amino acid deficiencies
  • Chronic stress
  • Environmental toxins
  • Pesticides
  • Chemicals & additives
  • GMO foods
  • Inflammation
  • Systemic toxicity
  • Yeast
  • Fungi
  • Mold

Leaky Gut Treatment

At Integral Medicine in Sarasota, Fl.  we use a combination of acupuncture,  antimicrobial and antiparasitic herbs,  nutraceuticals, Gut microbiome medicine, detoxification and diet to address this common problem.