Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the small intestine. What happens is that the small intestine becomes more permeable to substances. It might be bacterium, it might be other substances like food proteins.
When the small intestine becomes more permeable or “leaky,” those proteins can get into the bloodstream and cause an immune reaction.
What Are the Leaky Gut Syndrome Symptoms?
You know you have leaky gut syndrome when you have:
- Flatulence or gas
- Diarrhea or constipation.
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Foods, antibiotics and the development of small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) or yeast are the main contributors to leaky gut syndrome. I see more leaky gut syndrome now because it can be difficult to find good, high-quality unprocessed fresh foods.
How Can You Relieve Leaky Gut Syndrome Symptoms?
Demulcent herbs relieve inflammation. Here are four demulcent herbs and botanicals you can take to relieve leaky gut syndrome symptoms and heal your leaky gut:
- Slippery Elm
- Marshmallow root
Finally, remember that healing leaky gut syndrome takes time – sometimes up to three months or more. It involves better dietary choices, nutraceuticals, supplementation, and stress reduction.