As discussed yesterday Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition where there is damage to the intestinal lining and larger particles of food, food that has not been digested entirely, and other toxins, pass through into the body when they shouldn’t. In other words, they â€œleakâ€ out. When these â€œinvadersâ€ make their way through the intestinal lining, the immune system responds by making antibodies and the body thus reacts with symptoms. Because of the stress Leaky Gut Syndrome puts on the body, there is a huge impact on how one feels both physically and mentally. Often, people are misdiagnosed with another condition, when really, Leaky Gut Syndrome is the culprit.
As far as the relation between Leaky Gut Syndrome and a food allergy or food sensitivity, what happens is that when foods permeate the intestinal lining due to Leaky Gut, the body starts to see it as an invader and waalaaah, the birth of a food sensitivity. It is, however, a chicken and egg scenario, because consuming foods that one is sensitive or allergic to can cause break-down of the intestinal wall and can birth new food sensitivities.
One of the best and most fascinating books we’ve come across on this subject is I Was Poisoned By My Body by Gloria Gilbere.
Thanks for reading. Still more to come on Leaky Gut Syndrome in the next few days!