The Lowdown on Leaky Gut
Top doctors cut through the confusion on increased gut permeability.
As the popular depiction of “leaky gut” goes, damage to the lining of the small intestine “can release undigested food particles, bacteria and toxins into your bloodstream.” And, that can potentially spur a myriad of health problems ranging from digestive issues to joint pain. Without a doubt, this description is oversimplified and misleading. But, it’s worth looking at whether leaky gut—or more precisely, increased intestinal permeability—is a legitimate concern.