Last Modified on Jun 20, 2014
Leaky Gut Syndrome is an umbrella term for a variety of health conditions in which the intestines provide an incomplete barrier between the food we take in from the outside world and the protected organs of the body's interior. Allergies, environmental toxins, medications, parasites, and other pathogens may create the initial conditions that damage the mucosal linings of the gut.
The resulting passage of toxins and insufficiently digested food components into the body can subsequently worsen the condition and tax both the immune and liver systems so that overall health degrades. The initial leaky gut symptoms can likewise worsen, creating a negative feedback cycle.
Symptoms of leaky gut syndrome include intestinal pain that may come and go, a modest fever, and general weakness or fatigue due to poor nutrition.
Home Remedies for Leaky Gut Syndrome
Probiotics and yogurt may help restore gut functioning, and supplemental B-12 may also benefit those with leaky gut syndrome. A gluten-free and/or low sugar diet may be in order.
Have been dx with leaky gut, seem sensitive to sugars and have been getting terrible rash around mouth and found your sight when serching the internet again. This has been gonig on for over 10 yrs but particularly bad this time. Concerned about the ACV and negative things I read about that associated with the candida-- but have had relief on face --what to do?