Leaky gut syndrome is a gastrointestinal condition that occurs due to intestinal tight junction (zonulin) malfunction. These “intestinal tight junctions” act as the guardians between your intestines and your bloodstream. Your GI tight junctions keep “bad” things out of your bloodstream.

If you have leaky gut, the gatekeeper is now compromised, and bad things get into your body.

Auto-immune inflammatory bowel disorder such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s as well as other ailments are also linked to leaky gut including type 1 diabetes, types of arthritis, and more.


Consuming GMO foods, additives, artificial sweeteners and loads of sugar in our typical diet is indeed enough to make most guts leak.

As far as other things you can injest that may do harm, antibiotics, chemotherapy, and pain killers may also contribute to leaky gut.

Other factors that play a role include stress and environmental toxins.

However, more recently a new shocking link to leaky gut was revealed, that of a common household 'mini monster'.

Dust mites.

Dust mites can act as intestinal parasites, causing GI tract pain and diarrhea.
They can also act as “irritants,” causing measurable, definitive leaky gut; with or without GI symptoms.


To see other symptoms that may help determine if you have leaky gut as well as natural treatments, click there to read the full artile:


Author's Bio: 

Kim Crawford, MD is a board certified internist and specialist in anti-aging and longevity