Leaky Gut Syndrome


Today we talk about Leaky Gut Syndrome. What it is, what might cause it, and how to treat it. Is a leaky gut the cause of many of your major health conditions? Welcome to Dr. Devin’s Wellness Wednesday Workshop where my goal is to help you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. We will answer these questions today:
  1. What are the 10 signs that you might have leaky gut syndrome?
  2. Leaky Gut Syndrome can lead to what conditions?
  3. What are some things that may cause Leaky Gut Syndrome?
  4. How do you heal from Leaky Gut Syndrome?

(Answers below the video 😉)


  1. The 10 signs of Leaky Gut Syndrome:
    1. Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating
    2. Nutritional deficiencies
    3. Poor immune system
    4. Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
    5. Excessive fatigue
    6. Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
    7. Cravings for sugar or carbs
    8. Arthritis or joint pain
    9. Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD
    10. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease or Crohn’s disease.
  2. Conditions that Leaky Gut Syndrome can cause:
    1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    2. Chronic migraines
    3. Multiple Sclerosis
    4. Fibromyalgia
    5. Food sensitivities
    6. Thyroid abnormalities
    7. Mood swings
    8. Skin conditions
    9. Celiac disease
    10. Diabetes
    11. Crohn’s disease
    12. Irritable bowel syndrome
    13. Food allergies.
  3. Things that can cause Leaky Gut Syndrome:
    1. Excessive sugar intake: An unhealthy diet high in sugar, particularly fructose, harms the barrier function of the intestinal wall.
    2. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): The long-term use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen can increase intestinal permeability and contribute to leaky gut.
    3. Excessive alcohol intake: Excessive alcohol intake may increase intestinal permeability.
    4. Nutrient deficiencies: Deficiencies in vitamin A, vitamin D and zinc have each been implicated in increased intestinal permeability.
    5. Inflammation: Chronic inflammation throughout the body can contribute to leaky gut syndrome.
    6. Stress: Chronic stress is a contributing factor to multiple gastrointestinal disorders, including leaky gut.
    7. Poor gut health: There are millions of bacteria in the gut, some beneficial and some harmful. When the balance between the two is disrupted, it can affect the barrier function of the intestinal wall.
    8. Yeast overgrowth: Yeast is naturally present in the gut, but an overgrowth of yeast may contribute to leaky gut.
    9. Synthetic chemicals
  4. Heal Leaky Gut
    1. Change your diet – do a food journal
      1. Eliminate
        1. Gluten
        2. Dairy
        3. Soy
        4. Refined sugar
        5. Caffeine
        6. Alcohol
      2. Add
        1. Healthy fats
          1. Fish oil
          2. Coconut oil
          3. Avocado oil
          4. Olive oil
        2. Collagen or homemade bone broth
        3. Probiotics
          1. Supplements
            1. Young Living or Standard Process
        4. Fermented foods
          1. Dairy free yogurt
          2. Kimchi
          3. Sauerkraut
          4. Kefir
          5. Kombucha
          6. Fermented pickles
          7. Raw vegetables

Join us next time so we can continue helping you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. Until then, contact me at 704-827-6560 or chiro@atkinsonfamilychiro.com

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