Leaky Gut Driving Disease States

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Now that we have covered what intestinal permeability or ‘leaky gut’ actually is we can now move onto some possible health conditions associated with the condition. As previously covered the intestinal barrier forms a front line defence against anything we consume. There are numerous mechanisms that work tirelessly to monitor what is allowed passage from […]

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IBS – Bacterial Infection and Dysbiosis

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Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common gastrointestinal disorder. One paper cites anywhere between 3-20% of the population suffers from IBS. As the diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome is simply a description of the symptoms it’s clear that we haven’t quite nailed down what is actually causing the upset.   Definition and Symptoms of IBS […]

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Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases

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Is leaky gut a prerequisite to developing an autoimmune condition? Dr. Alessio Fasano thinks so. Autoimmune diseases have been an interest of mine since learning that a close friend had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age. Before that point I had never looked deeply into what an autoimmune condition actually was. Not […]

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