Many of you tell me that you have “Leaky Gut Syndrome”. What does this mean?
Internet definitions of “Leaky Gut Syndrome” have described it as a condition where your gut lining works like a sieve and allows bacteria and other toxins to pass into the bloodstream and causes symptoms like bloating, fatigue, etcetera. However, a medical definition of the syndrome is a combination of symptoms resulting from a single cause or commonly occurring together so as to fit a distinct clinical picture. Herein lies the problem!
“Leaky gut syndrome” is not recognized by the established medical community as a specific disease.
It is not listed as a diagnosis in the International Classification of Disease and this is why many of you may have been told by your doctor that you should stop looking for information on the internet! 🙂 However, scientific studies have shown enough evidence to make it an intriguing field of study.[Read more…]