I'm been dealing with some health issues of my own lately. My back and shoulder has been out of whack - pro tip: don't go a year without a chiropractor appointment when you have a history of easily going out of alignment. In addition to the back issues, I've had a lot of joint pain.
So I'm on a mission to figure out what is going on with my health. And it fit in perfectly that the health portion of the nutrition course I'm taking had to deal with digestive health. Today, I'd like to share a bit of what I've learned about Leaky Gut, and how probiotics can help heal.
What is Leaky Gut?
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a condition described as intestinal permeability - the intestinal lining has become porous and things such as undigested food molecules, yeast, and toxins, instead of being screened out, get through into the blood stream. Leaky Gut has been linked to various autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and Crohn's disease, and other inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis, MS, RA, depression and anxiety. (I especially found the depression and anxiety link interesting because one of my symptoms when I had too much gluten - pre-paleo - was depression.)