We learned from the Probiotics article in this series that 80% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract and that having a healthy gut is very important to achieving optimal health. An imbalance if intestinal bacteria can lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome that can cause allergies and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Leaky Gut Syndrome and Allergies
When the membrane lining of your intestinal wall develops gaps it is know as Leaky Gut Syndrome. These gaps allow undigested food, bacteria, and metabolic waste to get in your bloodstream. Leaky gut syndrome is a factor in producing allergies. In baby’s leaky gut syndrome can let these toxins and microbes into the bloodstream and eventually the brain where it will start to adversely affect brain development. Breastfeeding helps protect your baby from abnormal flora in their guts and it’s why breastfeeding is so crucial for children’s health.
Leaky Gut Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, as well as celiac disease is associated with leaky gut syndrome.. Once you have gaps in your intestinal lining and toxins begin to flow into your bloodstream, your body experiences significant increases in inflammation.
What Can I Do To Prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome?
“Healing and sealing” your gut has been shown to help alleviate allergy symptoms. The key lies in altering your diet to eliminate offending foods, such as grains and processed foods, and introduce healthier ones that will support a proper balance of bacteria in your gut. To restore gut health, and prevent leaky gut from occurring, eating traditionally fermented foods is essential.
Articles In This Probiotics Series
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Do you suffer from eczema, allergies, arthritis, IBS or other bowel issues? A probiotic may be exactly what you need to help with these, and many other disorders.