Leaky Gut Syndrome: Symptoms, Treatment & Diet

Leaky gut syndrome is a term getting a lot of attention. Everyone want to know if they have leaky gut, everyone wants leaky gut treat and everyone wants the best lab test for leaky gut. Leaky gut is also called increased intestinal permeability. Just a few years ago it was just a research term and now it is wide spread, though your doctor may not be very familiar with it yet.

Of course there is a race to cure leaky gut with medication, but it turns out that natural treatment for leaky gut syndrome is still the primary means to heal leaky gut. Natural treatment for leaky gut not only is the best way to treat leaky gut, but it also provide the benefit of enhancing your overall health to give you more energy and less fatigue.

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What Are the Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky gut syndrome symptoms may include chronic diarrhea, constipation, bloating, fatigue, headaches, confusion, skin rashes, acne, rashes, eczema, joint pain and wide spread inflammation.

As you can see, many leaky gut symptoms overlap with IBS symptoms, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, diabetes, food allergies and sensitivities, ulcerative colitis and more. This is one of the reasons why treating leaky gut can have such a substantial benefit in many chronic conditions.

The connection between the gut and the brain has been studied extensively and leaky gut is a well known cause of brain fog and fatigue. In more extreme cases, leaky gut can cause anxiety and depression.


How to Fix A Leaky Gut

At our clinics we focus on 3 main steps in order to fix leaky gut. The first step is to remove pathogen triggers. The second is to remove food triggers and the third is to remove toxic triggers. These three things are the main causes of leaky gut. Only after we have addressed the root causes of leaky gut can we then use nutrients to heal the leaky gut.

What Causes Leaky Gut?

Many people ask, what is the cause of leaky gut. The list below is an example of just a few of the things we may look at or need to address to fix leaky gut. Focusing on these root causes of leaky gut will provide the fastest way to heal leaky gut.

  • Diet –> Alcohol, Gluten, Casein, Processed Foods, Excess Sugar, Fast Food
  • Medications –> Steroids, Antibiotics, Antacids, Chemicals, Pesticides, Plastic, etc.
  • Infection(dysbiosis) –> H.Pylori, Bacterial or Yeast Overgrowth, Intestinal Virus, Parasites
  • Stress –> High Cortisol, High Adrenaline
  • Hormones –>Low Thyroid, Low Progesterone, Low Estrogen, Low Testosterone, Estrogen Dominance
  • Neurological –> Head Trauma, Car Accidents, Stroke, Neurodegeneration due to aging
  • Metabolism –> Processed Foods, Intestinal Inflammation, Autoimmune Conditions

How Long to Heal Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut can heal in as little as 48 to 72 hours.

After you fix your leaky gut by addressing the root causes, how long it takes to heal leaky gut dramatically decreases. Many people want to know how much glutamine to take for leaky gut or how much bone broth to drink for leaky gut, but by addressing the causes of leaky gut such as food, infections and toxins, you are able to dramatically reduce how long it takes to heal leaky gut.

For example, if you have a bacterial infection in your small intestine, aka SIBO, then even if you take glutamine daily for leaky gut, you may never heal. By treating the SIBO, you are removing the root cause and then glutamine is able to help treat your leaky gut in only a matter of days. As long as SIBO is present the glutamine only acts as a bandaid solution.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

  • 1. What is the best diet for leaky gut?

    We recommend a plant based paleo diet for most patients. Some patients require a low FODMAP diet for leaky gut while symptoms are high an others require an Autoimmune Paleo Diet if they have additional health problems.

  • 2. What is the best probiotic for leaky gut?

    Our unique functional medicine approach doesn’t use probiotics to heal leak gut. Rather we focus on root causes. The herb Chinese Coptis has been proven to heal leaky gut by increasing zonulin and occludin healing.

  • 3. How to test for leaky gut?

    There are a variety of tests that test for leaky gut. We like comprehensive stool tests as well as other tests for SIBO, environmental toxins and nutrient deficiencies.

  • 4. Is IBS the same thing as leaky gut?

    IBS and leaky gut can be caused by the same root problems, but usually leaky gut is developed and then IBS symptoms start to show up. So they both can be present at the same time but are not the same condition. You can also have IBS without leaky gut.

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