Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products, and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream. Symptoms include feeling sluggish or tired; frequent indigestion, heartburn, bloating and gas; recent sensitivity to certain food; brain fog; hormonal imbalances; and more.
While not a condition generally recognized by conventional physicians, evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that affects the lining of the intestines, your risk for autoimmune disease and, ultimately, your overall health. In many cases, leaky gut syndrome is the root cause of many problematic conditions, including allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, skin conditions, and candida.
As integrative health practitioners, we look at the underlying root cause of your condition with a patient-centered focus, and an individualized treatment plan that consists of science-backed therapies.