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Intestinal Permeability: The nice way of saying Leaky Gut (although neither sound very nice)

December 28, 2016

Intestinal permeability (excessive) or leaky gut or overly permeable stomach lining. Whatever you want to call it, it ain’t pretty.


In essence, when the intestinal tract mucous membrane is worn down it no longer absorbs nutrients into the blood stream as well as it should.


Food doesn’t get picked up on its way down the intestine, and ends up coming out the other end undigested OR makes its way into the blood stream and is mistaken by the blood as a foreign body, causing the immune system to fight back.



The peptides (series of amino acids) in the undigested, foreign food, can resemble the peptide structure of, for example, the thyroid.


The immune system doesn’t know the difference between the 2 peptides, ­­­­so starts to break down the thyroid.


Extra anti-bodies need to be made to fix the thyroid.


This leads to an auto-immune mechanism attacking the thyroid, and the thyroid stops working as it should.


The auto-immune mechanism has been considered the primary mechanism to all other diseases.


There are steps to fixing this issue, but one in particular is key.

Eating foods that are probiotic.


Here are some non-pasturized fermented foods which are probiotic (1 forkful of 3- 5 per day)

  • Kimchi

  • Sauerkraut

  • Turmeric

  • Fermented beets

  • Dark chocolate

  • Miso soup

  • Tempeh


There are many more of course. Just do a quick search online.


It is now known that gluten causes intestinal permeability to EVERYONE. It is only a matter of time before you will be affected.


Consider reading “Autoimmune Fix” by Tom O’Bryan, who is an expert in the field of auto-immunity.


Here is a link to an interview with Dr. O’Bryan:


Feel better!!


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