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Leaky Gut – Quiz and Video

Or to use the Medical term “Intestinal permeability” is being researched all over the world. There is a Leaky Gut Quiz and Video link on this post to help understand the condition. Leaky Gut is a condition where some of the tight junctions in your intestines become faulty and foreign particles that should have been eliminated  leak through into your body and cause an immune response,  inflammation and trigger chronic disease. The symptoms can vary depending on where the particles end up and can affect your digestive system, your skin, your nervous system and your hormonal system, Thyroid and Adrenal Glands. Leaky gut can caused or be made worse by infections like Candida, Clostridium Difficile (C Diff ) or others, Parasites or antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs like NSAID’s, Alcohol and food intolerances.

Hippocrates is quoted as saying “that all disease begins in the gut” so that is where we are going to start, even if you do not have much in the way of gut symptoms. 30% of people with Leaky Gut do not have gut symptoms.

As a fast and interesting way to start I would like to suggest that you try this Quiz to how likely it is that you have a Leaky Gut.

The next post will be about how to set about healing your gut by diet, supplements and lifestyle changes so if you want help in learning how to heal yourself then follow my blog and I will do my best to help you through it and to better health by using all the best resources available.

If you would like a more in-depth description of Leaky Gut then please click to watch this 5 min You Tube video by Dr Hugh Wegworth

Leaky Gut

2 thoughts on “Leaky Gut – Quiz and Video

  1. I think the final straw was a severe Salmonella infection and the antibiotics I was given that made a probable leaky gut worse. I thought my fibromyalgia was just getting worse and I was destined to be pretty much bed bound.
    Linda helped me to realise I had to heal my leaky gut first. I have detoxed and taken regular supplements the most obviously helpful are the probiotics. I now do not have constipation. Anyway enough of that, I find following this blog gives me a reference. I have also now wanted to research good dietary intake and it is fascinating!

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