by Dr. Ben Lerner
“Leaky gut syndrome (also called increased intestinal permeability), is the result of damage to the intestinal lining, making it less able to protect the internal environment as well as to filter needed nutrients and other biological substances. As a consequence, some bacteria and their toxins (incompletely digested proteins, fats, and waste) which are not normally absorbed may “leak” out of the intestines into the blood stream.
This triggers an autoimmune reaction, which can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain, skin rashes, and autoimmunity. The cause of this syndrome may be chronic inflammation, food sensitivity, damage from taking large amounts of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), cytotoxic drugs and radiation or certain antibiotics, excessive alcohol consumption, or compromised immunity.”
This is a challenging process to manage, but left alone it doesn’t simply disappear.
Some areas to address:
- Within the colon, bacteria make many different chemicals, called metabolites.
- Your metabolic profile contains at least 107 of these chemicals. Some are toxic.
- Pre-biotics are able to change the bacterial makeup in a favorable manner and reduce or eliminate many of these toxins.
- Artificial sweeteners are toxic to digestive gut bacteria.
Research shows that when exposed to only 1 milligram per milliliter of the artificial sweeteners, the bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic.
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