Have you ever heard of leaky gut syndrome? It’s a term that has been getting a lot of exposure recently. We, at Kali, wanted to learn a little more about it. It can negatively impact your health and lead to chronic diseases. It is a vital health condition to heal if you are experiencing symptoms.

What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is quite common yet goes unrecognized and is known as increased intestinal permeability. It is caused by poor diet, medication overuse, high stress, and many other factors. In a healthy gut, the lining in your intestines is strong and keeps all the food you are digesting inside it while it is being processed. Then these digested nutrients move to the small intestines to be absorbed and enter the bloodstream. Toxins are filtered out by your liver and waste is removed through the colon.

If you are suffering from leaky gut syndrome, the lining in your intestines is inflamed and the villi in the small intestines becomes damaged allowing larger molecules, undigested food, toxins, and bacteria into the bloodstream through the gaps between the cells. This activates the immune system to fight these foreign intruders. As this continues to happen over time, the more the immune system is attacks these threats and might accidentally damage nearby tissues, which can cause more problems such as the immune system attacking itself. This can cause so many other health issues depending on what tissue the body is attacking.

Leaky Gut Symptoms:

  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Allergies
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Brain Fog
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • IBS
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Skin Issues
  • Thyroid Issues
  • Many More

Causes of Leaky Gut:

  • Stress
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Overuse of Antibiotics
  • Parasites
  • Molds & Bacterial infection
  • Overeating Sugar and Processed Foods
  • Food Additives (For Example: MSG, Nitrites, Sulfites, and Artificial Colors)
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity

Leaky Gut Diagnosis:

I was having a lot of health issues a few years ago and went to see Dr. Springer at LifeWorks Wellness Center in Tampa, FL. One of the first things they looked at during my assessment was leaky gut because so many other health conditions stem from it. I was diagnosed with leaky gut and Dr. Springer put me on a treatment program that helped me heal and restore full gut function. It took only 4 weeks for my symptoms to completely disappear and feel like my old self. I, personally, believe in Eastern and Western Medicine. It’s important to see a specialist if you are experiencing health issues and get to the bottom of it.