The expression “leaky gut” is getting a lot of attention in medical blogs and social media lately, but don’t be surprised if your doctor does not recognize this term.
Leaky gut, also called increased intestinal permeability, is somewhat new and most of the research occurs in basic sciences.
Inside our bellies, we have an extensive intestinal lining covering more than 4,000 square feet of surface area.
When working properly, it forms a tight barrier that controls what gets absorbed into the bloodstream.
An unhealthy gut lining may have large cracks or holes, allowing partially digested food, toxins, and bugs to penetrate the tissues beneath it.
This may trigger inflammation and changes in the gut flora (normal bacteria) that could lead to problems within the digestive tract and beyond.
The research world is booming today with studies showing that modifications in the intestinal bacteria and inflammation may play a role in the development of several common chronic diseases.
This video shows you which foods to avoid if you want to avoid leaky gut syndrome. The foods include refined carbohydrates, glutinous grains, white sugar, dairy products, vegetable oils, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, and caffeine.
This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.
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Source: NutritionFacts.org (Shared via CC-BY)