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Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Could you have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Hippocrates is famous for saying "All disease begins in the gut”.

Are you suffering from chronic ill health? IBS, chronic indigestion or reflux?   Food intolerance or allergy?   A Skin condition?  An autoimmune condition?   Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia?rnNew evidence suggests Leaky gut is very likely to be the reason why
 
In fact, if you have any of these issues, then chances are you have leaky gut:
 
 
   1. Food allergies or food sensitivities

   2. Autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome or lupus

   3. Poor digestion, gas, constipation, loose stools or heartburn

   4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including, IBS and Crohn’s

   5. Thyroid issues such as hypothyroidism or Graves disease

   6. Adrenal fatigue, candida or a slow metabolism

   7. Mood disorders, including anxiety, depression and autism

   8. Chronic pain in joints and muscles, including arthritis

   9. Skin problems, including eczema, psoriasis, acne or age spots
 
 
Leaky gut affects 80-90% of the population and is at the root cause of many chronic diseases today

Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age are at risk for something called “increased intestinal permeability” A.K.A. leaky gut? 
It’s true — as much as 60 Million people in some “westernized” countries such as the UK, US and Canada are now struggling with digestive problems like IBS, Crohn’s, and Ulcerative Colitis. 

The first thing that most people think of is that leaky gut is only a problem for people with digestive disease…
However, what most people don’t realize is that leaky gut is not only a stomach issue, but is also a dangerous risk factor to your health.
It can masquerade as fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive symptoms, weight problems, and other serious conditions…
It’s been found in association with chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel, kidney disease, psoriasis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and heart failure…

And even with all the latest technology and over 10,000+ research papers on it, this hidden epidemic is still often referred to as the “Disease Your Doctor Can’t Diagnose…”

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is the name given to a condition in which the ability of the small intestine wall to keep out large and undesirable molecules is reduced. Hence the name, as substances that are normally kept outside the body and within the intestines, are "leaking" across the intestinal wall and into the body as a whole
Leaky Gut Syndrome is hardly ever tested for or diagnosed by doctors in general practice but there are vast amounts of research implicating altered permeability of the intestinal wall in a large number of illnesses. To illustrate this, the following definition for leaky gut syndrome is taken from Allergy Induced Autism a UK based Autism charity.


Leaky Gut Syndrome is "an increase in permeability of the intestinal mucosa to luminal macromolecules, antigens and toxins associated with inflammatory degenerative and/or atrophic mucosal damage".

What happens when you have a Leaky Gut Syndrome?

A leaky gut results in many problems that affect the whole body:
Gastrointestinal Symptoms – Irritable Bowel Syndrome   The most obvious problems resulting from a leaky gut are probably digestive symptoms like bloating, flatulence and abdominal discomfort.  If left untreated increased acid is produced in the stomach causing chronic indigestion, ulcers and ultimately reflux.   However leaky gut is a cause of chronic inflammation leading to…
Autoimmune disorders such as;

  • Allergy
  • Ruhmatoid Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Infertility
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Vitiligo
  • Vasculitis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Huntington’s
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Porphyria
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Colitis
  • Addison's Disease
  • Thyroiditis

 

10 Signs you have Leaky Gut


It is also implicated in Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia and even Cancer.

In fact, now you can put just about any condition into Google along with “Intestinal Permeability” and find hours of research papers associating the two.
Here’s a few examples for those of you who are nerds like me (the link will open a Google search in a new window):