Hippocrates was right when he said many years ago that the gut is the foundation of our entire health.
Research is finally starting to show that many chronic and autoimmune diseases can be connected to gastrointestinal problems. When your gut lining is damaged due to stress, poor diet, medications, and other triggers, it can cause undigested food particles and bacterial endotoxins to pass into the bloodstream leading to a cascade of chronic inflammation to all areas of the body. This is commonly known as leaky gut syndrome.
A gut permeability lab test will help determine if leaky gut syndrome is a factor in your specific health case. It will check for:
- Zonulin and occludin: These two proteins control gut permeability, and antibodies could mean the intestinal tight junctions have been compromised.
- Actomyosin antibodies: These could indicate that the gut lining was damaged.
- Lipopolysaccharides LPS: These are bacterial endotoxins in your gut. If they are in your blood, it could mean there was enough destruction of the gut lining to let them pass.
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