Leaky gut is a condition where the lining of the gut becomes permeable (holey) and inflamed. When this happens, the intestinal lining can no longer protect the body, allowing foreign materials (like undigested food particles, bacteria and toxins) to 'leak' into the bloodstream.You can read our previous blog for more about leaky gut and the common symptoms here
Certain foods may cause inflammation of the gut and increased permeability. Such as:
We all know that stress is linked to various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety. But what many people don't know is that stress has also been linked to a range of other health problems, including gut conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), increased gut permeability and leaky gut (1).
3) Candida overgrowth
While candida is benign in its yeast form, it can convert to an invasive type of fungus, which multiplies by growing long ‘branches’ (hyphae) - a condition called candidiasis (or candida overgrowth). These ‘branches’ can then invade the cells in your intestinal lining, sparking inflammation and increase permeability.(2)
4) High antibiotic use
Antibiotics are great for treating bacterial infections and have saved millions of lives. But they can also throw your intestinal bacteria out of balance (dysbiosis), which gives rise to bad bacteria and depletes the number of good bacteria protecting the lining of the gut.
Dysbiosis has been shown to lead to increased inflammation and thinning of the mucosal barrier in the gut, which can lead to the development of leaky gut. (3)
Has leaky gut caused you to have allergy-related symptoms?
PAT is a non-invasive holistic therapy, which:
All PAT practitioners are also Naturopaths, who can help identify the individual source of your leaky gut and recommend herbs, supplements and lifestyle advice to help heal the lining of the gut and get the best long-term results.
This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot diagnose or cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP.