Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook
Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest
to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience.
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Overview of Intestinal Hyperpermeability
Leaky Gut Syndrome occurs when damage to the intestinal mucosa compromises
the barrier function of the intestinal wall, allowing partially digested food
to enter the general blood circulation.
Etiology of Intestinal Hyperpermeability
Candida overgrowth in the gut. See the article on
dysbiosis for further discussion.
Sequelae of Intestinal Hyperpermeability
Food allergies may be associated with leaky gut. Often treating leaky
gut syndrome and the underlying yeast dysbiosis
will eliminate the food allergies [Shaw2008].
A variety of autoimmune diseases are associated with leaky gut.