The expression "leaky gut" is getting a lot of attention in medical blogs and social media lately, but don’t be surprised if your doctor does not recognize this term. Leaky gut, also called increased intestinal permeability, is somewhat new and most of the research occurs in basic sciences. What exactly is leaky gut? Inside our bellies, we have an extensive intestinal lining … [Read more...]
What is Leaky Gut?
Leaky gut is highly correlated with autoimmunity. If you have autoimmunity, it’s pretty likely you also have leaky gut. Your gut lining is only one cell layer thick like a nice thin layer of cheesecloth. It’s a thin, clean, beautiful construct until it is penetrated. Leaky gut is when the lining starts to open up and foreign matter passes through to the gut. The gut lining … [Read more...]
How to Treat Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease
The treatment for celiac disease and gluten intolerance is a gluten-free diet, which means abstaining from any food that contains gluten. In August 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a standard for gluten-free labeling. According to the rule, in order for a food to bear the label “gluten-free” it must be: Naturally gluten-free. Naturally gluten-free … [Read more...]