Leaky Gut Syndrome -Is a very common condition in this day and age. It is the cause of much or our modern autoimmune illness, IBS, Chrons disease, allergies, asthma, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, arthritic conditions etc. It is an illness that depicts our modern times.
Inflamed guts can become extremely porous (much porouser than they should), and allow toxic substances, large food proteins, and bacteria to enter our bloodstream.
Leaky Gut disorder: Our intestinal lining replaces itself approximately every 24 hours. This means that every cell that the lining is composed of is digested or sloughed off, and a new one grows to take its place.
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All this activity means the gut uses more blood when it is resting than any other organ but it is also the first to lose its blood supply when in a fight or flight situation, which is what stress is.
A decrease in intestinal mucosa permeability to luminal macromolecules, antigens, and toxins. This is a sign of inflammatory degenerative or atrophic mucosal injury. These substances are then absorbed into the bloodstream and our immune system becomes the last line to combat them.
The key and most common cause of Leaky Gut is Candida. Candida is a yeast-fungal organism that grows roots like a plant. These roots grow into and through your intestinal tract looking for food. These roots break through the intestinal lining and cause the leaky gut!