Leaky Gut Syndrome

Your gut is exposed daily to food, microbes, and chemicals. Although it seems inside your gut is your body’s contact with the outside world! The GI tract works  continuously to defend your body from unwanted substances. The gastrointestinal (GI) barrier is an intricate and selective barrier that controls and permits the  absorption of helpful substances into the bloodstream while keeping out those that are harmful. 

Leaky Gut Affects the Whole Body

In healthy people, the barrier is tightly regulated, and allows only important nutrients to pass through the gut. This protects the body from harmful substances  such as toxins, undigested food, and pathogens. 

Constant exposure to unhealthy foreign substances found in a poor diet can cause the walls of the intestines to become vulnerable to deterioration and permeability, a condition commonly referred to as Leaky Gut Syndrome. If these unwanted substances are allowed entry into the body, the body’s immune system goes into overdrive to attack the foreign invaders. This causes a vicious cycle of inflammation as the body works overtime to clear out unhealthy particles. 

Leaky Gut Syndrome – or Intestinal Permeability

Overworked immune systems become tired and overwhelmed. This allows toxins, pathogens, and chemicals to pass through into the bloodstream, where they can  accumulate in cells, tissues, and organs. Accumulation of these particles, combined with an immune system in continuous overdrive, causes inflammation and  other conditions such as Arthritis, Autoimmune Dysfunction, Chronic Pain, Inflammatory Bowl Disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Food Sensitivities, and Allergies. Foreign substances traveling in the bloodstream may also cross the blood-brain barrier – a condition called Leaky Brain. Functional Medicine research is  investigating connections between this cascade and the root causes of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, Depression,  and more. 

Restoring your gut function reduces inflammation & rebuilds your immune function. 

Improve your overall health & live life to the fullest by reducing and fully repairing leaky gut. 

There is hope and Bright Path Wellness can help!