Leaky gut, or “poor intestinal permeability,” is a GI condition where the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged. That’s when undigested food particles, and toxic waste products from bacteria literally “leak” through the intestinal wall and get right into your bloodstream!!
This can send off serious alarm signals in your body and even trigger an autoimmune response, and systemic inflammation and oftentimes lead to food allergies (or food sensitivities)….
…plus bring on symptoms like diarrhea, migraines, skin issues, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, thyroid issues, food allergies, and other conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Toxins produced from a leaky gut can also go straight to your head, literally!!
So if you have tummy troubles or rumbles paired with some wicked brain fog – you may be flooding your brain with toxins like lipopolysaccharides (LPS), an 👹 endotoxin that can inflame your brain and seriously affect your brain’s delicate neurochemistry.
If you suspect you may have a leaky gut you can heal it! But don’t try to DYI reach out to us so you can learn about the first important steps.
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus, MD, IFMCP