Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) has been reported to account for at least 50 percent of chronic health care complaints in today’s society. In LGS, the epithelium (outer surface of cells) of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated, which allows metabolic and microbial toxins of the small intestines to flood into the blood stream. This event compromises the liver, the lymphatic system, and the immune response including the endocrine system.
LGS can be be a primary cause of the following common conditions: asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, urticaria, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. It also contributes to PMS, uterine fibroid, and breast fibroid. Leaky Gut Syndrome may also be the basis for chronic fatigue syndrome and pediatric immune deficiencies.