Leaky Gut Syndrome

The Leaky Gut Syndrome is another one of those non-existing syndromes in which so many easy to deceive people want to believe. It is an medically unrecognized condition which some alternative health practitioners claim is the cause of a wide range of serious chronic diseases, including diabetes, lupus, acne, allergies, arthritis, asthma, autism and multiple sclerosis.

Believers claim that poor diet, parasites, infection, or even medications cause damage to the intestinal wall or lining, permitting toxins, microbes, undigested food or other substances to leak through. According to the 'patients', this 'leakage' prompts the body to initiate an immune reaction that - in turn - leads to the supposed signs and symptoms.
While it's true that some conditions and medications can cause a 'real' leaky gut (what scientists call increased intestinal permeability), there is currently no evidence to support the theory that a porous bowel is the direct cause of any significant, widespread problems. As you might expect no real docter has ever seen an illusionary leaky gut in an MRI-scan and those scans are tailor-made to detect such an ailment.

So, we have a illusionary syndrome and a large number of believers and then you probably know what happens next: enter the quacks.

To remedy the imagined Leaky Gut Syndrome you should go on a diet that eliminates refined sugars (remember that unrefined sugars are also sugar), dairy, gluten, alcohol and artificial sweeteners. I won't even mention the more aggressive form of 'treatments' that are sometimes used to repair the Leaky Gut Syndrome.

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