Leaky Gut Syndrome

Every day, thousands of toxic chemicals enter the body through the mouth. Most of them pass through the digestive tract and exit out of the body. We make this natural detox mechanism possible because our gut is so complicated and highly intelligent organ that only certain foods can pass through the intestinal wall. The digestive tract is covered by tiny cells call epithelial cells, and there are very small spaces (10-15 Angstrom=1-1.5 nanometer!) called tight junctions between them through where nutrients can cross. Most toxic substances are bigger than those spaces so they can’t enter into the body. However, these tight junctions for some reason become wider and stay open and toxins freely enter the body. This problem is now called Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). Continue reading Leaky Gut Syndrome