What is a leaky gut and do I have one? Chances are…. YES!
According to Dr. Bruce Gordon, MD, chief of otolaryngology at Cape Cod Hospital and clinical instructor at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston,
From the time food enters your mouth until it leaves your body at the other end, your gut wall separates what you ingest from the rest of your body. Normally, a healthy digestive system breaks down your food and only lets simple, small molecules like vitamins, minerals, simple sugars, and amino acids get absorbed and passed into your bloodstream.
But when the digestive tract’s barrier becomes too permeable — allowing contents like allergens and toxins to pass through to the body — then you’ve got a leaky gut, explains Gordon. In leaky gut syndrome the spaces between the cells of the intestinal tract get too wide and too permeable, so they leak. Read More…