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Leaky Gut Syndrome: Learn about its effect on us (Part 1) standard

Leaky gut syndrome (medically knows as “increased intestinal permeability”), is not really a disease in itself.  Not the way diseases are classified.  Rather it is an imbalance in the digestive system that leaves the body open to “disease.” How Leaky Gut Syndrome Affects our body? Let me try and explain it this way…. Your digestive system breaks food down to a usable size.  It also is the first line of defense in your immune system, killing pathogens and invaders.  Through a delicate balance, this is accomplished.  And when the food particles have reached the appropriate size, they are allowed to pass through the small intestines wall and into the blood stream. Think of the walls of the small intestines a ...

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Common causes of leaky gut syndrome standard

How do avoid leaky gut?  What are some of the common causes of leaky gut?  Fortunately we can avoid the irritants that can lead to imbalances in our small intestines.  Some common causes that may contribute to the problem are: NSAID use (est 16k deaths per year in the US http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/02/briefing/3882b2_02_mcneil-nsaid.htm ) Chronic stress (this includes biological, mental/emotional, chemical, and electronic) Aging Food allergies and sensitivities (most are undiagnosed. You have them, yes you… but probably don’t know it) Gastrointestinal disease Immune system overload Overuse of alcoholic beverages Sucralose use (sold under the name Splenda) Trauma Dysbiosis (imbalance of the intestinal flora) Antibiotic use Candida overgrowth Parasites Processed foods Ok so now you know the risk factors.  How did you ...

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