What happens when toxins, bacteria, food particles, and digestive waste leak out of our intestines and into our blood? This condition is often called Leaky Gut and it can lead to inflammatory immune responses, digestive disorders, and other abnormal changes to the gastrointestinal tract.
What causes Leaky Gut and what can you do about it?
Epithelial cells transport nutrients from food into our bloodstream. They also prevent unwanted materials from leaving our intestines and entering our blood. Stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, and use of antibiotics can disrupt our intestinal environment and microbiome, which, in turn, can weaken the junctions between epithelial cells. Without tight epithelial junctions, unwanted materials can leak out into our blood.
A healthy microbiome supports healthy epithelial cells and helps prevent leaky gut. Whole food nutrition, exercise, and stress management techniques can help improve your microbiome, support epithelial cells, and prevent Leaky Gut.
Article sourced from: https://www.wholisticmatters.com/Articles/2018/Animations/Leaky-Gut