Is Leaky Gut a Fact…or Fiction?

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Leaky gut is very controversial. Gastrointestinal disorder or ‘leaky gut syndrome’ is currently the topic of numerous debates throughout the medical and natural health communities.

About 75% of our entire immune system is located in our gut.

Your gut is essentially outside the body and comes in contact with tons of food, bacteria and chemicals over the course of a lifetime.

Your gut is exposed to an enormous toxic and antigenic load, pretty much day in and day out. It protects our internal organs from this constant assault.

It has very complex and multilevel mechanisms that support one another.

How does it work?

Opening or closure of the tight junctions between enterocytes in the paracellular space is the major determinant of the rate of intestinal permeability. They say that when the fine Zonulin (a gut protein that regulates the openings between the cell walls in the intestine) pathway is deregulated in genetically susceptible individuals, both intestinal and extra intestinal autoimmune, inflammatory, and neoplastic disorders can occur.

Zonulin has been studied in those with and without diseases like celiac disease. And then gliadin activates Zonulin signalling irrespective of the genetic expression of autoimmunity, leading to increased intestinal permeability to macromolecules. Exposure to gluten causes Zonulin to open the walls of the intestine. Zonulin can widen or tighten these openings.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

Diagnosing it correctly is the key to recovering from many illnesses.

Leaky gut is a fiction? Some says that leaky gut theory is false. They maintain, it is impossible for large undigested food particles to pass through the many layers of cells into the bloodstream and the gut.

In fact, food allergy tests cannot accurately detect allergenic foods. They also state that any link to autism and diet, specifically “leaky gut” is all “quackery”. There is no solid evidence of the connection between leaky gut and autism. Others say that leaky gut is just a symptom.

There is a new research that shows that leaky gut indeed seems to be a real problem and definitely exist. It is potentially linked to asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis and other problems.

Do your research and be informed NOW. You need to check for signs that this is happening so that you can prevent any major effects or damage to your body.

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