Then there’s leaky gut syndrome, which also can have symptoms such as bloating, gas, cramping, pain, aches and food sensitivities. Unlike IBS and IBD—Inflammatory Bowel Disease including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and more—leaky gut syndrome isn’t as well known or as identifiable.
What is known about leaky gut syndrome is that it is most likely caused by poor diet, excessive stress, toxic overload or bacterial imbalance. Leaky gut is also known for its uncomfortable symptoms and the idea that there is intestinal permeability or hyperpermeability—or areas in the lining of our intestines that are usually “tight knit” and won’t let harmful items such as toxins, unhealthy bacteria, food particles, GMOs and even gluten through that, instead, allow them to pass through the lining of the intestine into the bloodstream—spreading throughout the body to wreak havoc.
In other words, the gut lining isn’t sealed properly so “bad things” pass through it when they shouldn’t.
A “leaky” gut that could not only be adversely affecting your gut health, but also other areas as well.
In fact, leaky gut may very well be causing allergies, IBS, IBD, asthma, arthritis, bodily inflammation, other autoimmune diseases, skin problems, weight gain, headaches, energy slumps, metabolism slowdowns and more†—affecting literally thousands or millions of people.
Some people don’t even realize that a leaky gut may be at the root of their symptoms, so it’s difficult to even begin to address the problem.”