Leaky Gut Syndrome: Causes, Symptomsand Treatment Options

Leaky gut syndrome, also known as intestinal permeability, is a condition that affects the lining of the intestinal tract. The intestinal lining is supposed to act as a barrier, preventing harmful substances from entering the bloodstream. In individuals with leaky gut syndrome, this barrier becomes compromised, allowing harmful substances to pass through and enter the bloodstream.

Causes: There is no single cause of leaky gut syndrome. However, certain factors can increase the risk of developing the condition. These include:

  • Chronic stress
  • Poor diet
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Chronic use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Infections such as candida overgrowth and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Intestinal dysbiosis, which is an imbalance of the gut microbiome

Symptoms: The symptoms of leaky gut syndrome can vary from person to person. However, some common symptoms include:

  • Chronic diarrhea, constipation, or both
  • Bloating and gas
  • Fatigue
  • Skin rashes and eczema
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Treatment options: The treatment

Dietary Changes: Eliminating processed foods, refined carbohydrates, sugar, and alcohol from the diet can help reduce inflammation in the gut and improve the health of the intestinal lining. Eating a nutrient-dense diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats can also help improve gut health.

Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help improve gut health by restoring the balance of bacteria in the gut.

Gut Healing Supplements: Supplements such as L-glutamine, zinc, and collagen can help heal the gut lining.

Stress Management: Stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can help reduce inflammation in the gut and improve gut health.

Medications: Certain medications, such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs, may be prescribed to treat infections or reduce inflammation in the gut.

Environmental Toxin Avoidance: Avoiding exposure to environmental toxins such as pesticides, heavy metals, and pollutants can help reduce damage to the gut lining.

I have put at least 10,000 individuals on their blood type diets and worked with at least 5,000 cases of leaky gut syndrome. Occasionally we may have had to tweak they diets a little to account for their epi-genetic variations. At least 85% of this population expressed satisfaction on these diet plans.  If you struggle with constipation, diarrhoea, acid reflux, heartburn, GERD, indigestion, gas, or bloating, Call us and get support now. Dont suffer alone in silence.  


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