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What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Do you suffer with any of the following symptoms or conditions?
• Autoimmune disease
• Celiac disease
• Crohn’s disease
• Inflammatory joint disease
• Arthritis
• Intestinal discomfort
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Fibromyalgia
• Eczema
• Asthma
• Psoriasis
• Food allergies and sensitivities
• Liver dysfunction
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Chronic stress
• Brain Fog
• Chronic infections
• Candida
If so, you may have ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’. This is a condition that affects the lining of the intestinal tract.
The lining of the intestine has a barrier which should only accept completely digested fats, proteins, and
carbohydrates into the blood stream. Due to stress, alcohol, use of certain medications, antibiotics, poor
diet, Candida and food sensitivities, the intestinal lining becomes damaged, allowing undigested food
particles, bacteria and fungi to pass into the blood stream. This causes the immune system to mount an
autoimmune reaction to these foreign ‘invaders’, leading to the production of oxidants and resulting in
systemic inflammation.
The influx of toxins results in a stressed liver, which reduces the liver’s ability to neutralize toxins. When
this happens, the liver sends these toxins back into the bloodstream which leads to an ‘auto-intoxication’
cycle.
Some tips to treating ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’ include avoiding refined foods, gluten, caffeine, dairy and
antibiotics and taking probiotics, omega 3 fatty acids and glutamine. With the help of a Nutritional
Therapist, a specific program can be tailored to completely heal the intestinal lining and relieve your
symptoms.
Katherine Tudsbury has a Diploma in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London. Special
interests include: digestive health, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and
Multiple Sclerosis. Contact her on 082 293 9408 |
info@innatehealth.co.za | www.innatehealth.co.za

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