What is Leaky Gut
Syndrome and Why has it become so common?
The intestinal tract
lining is naturally permeable to small molecules in order to absorb
nutrients from digested food. In Leaky Gut Syndrome this intestinal
mucosal lining is damaged so that larger undigested food particles are
allowed to pass into the bloodstream. Leaky Gut is caused by gluten,
GMO foods, dairy products, excessive sugar and alcohol, antibiotics and some
prescription drugs. Leaky Gut Syndrome compromises you small
intestine's ability to absorb nutrients, keeping you from getting the full
nutritional benefits of food.
The presence of gluten in
our diet has increased significantly in the last few decades. Gluten
can cause the intestinal cells to release zonulin, a protein that can break
apart the tight junctions in the intestinal lining. This alone has
caused the large increase of Leaky Gut Syndrome. But just as important
has been the introduction of genetically modified foods into our diet call
GMO's. GMO foods are now found in most food groups and there is
evidence that they can create Leaky Gut.
When undigested food
particles, toxins, and bacteria enters the bloodstream, the immune system
marks these "foreign invaders" as pathogens and begins to attack them
This can lead to digestive problems such as gas, bloating, and IBS.
Other symptoms of Leaky Gut include allergies, fatigue, skin issues such as
eczema, and Candida.
How Do You Heal Leaky Gut?
There are specific
Nutritional Supplements that can help manage Leaky Gut Syndrome:
GI Sustain - Leaky
Medical Food in powdered form that can be added to water or juice.
Provides nutrients that
can nourish and heal the intestinal lining
Promotes growth of
Formulated for easy
Digestive Enzyme Caps
enzymes, betaine hydrochloride, papain, and bile.
Helps improve digestion.
Reduces amount of
undigested food particles entering the bloodstream.