Your gastrointestinal system has a lining with an important job. Your gut lining has tight junctions that are supposed to allow only helpful substances through, like nutrients. However, if there is damage to the gut lining, it can cause what’s known as a leaky gut.
When you have a leaky gut, things like viruses/bacteria, food particles, and other substances that aren’t supposed to pass through the lining end up passing through into the bloodstream. This can become a serious problem because it causes widespread inflammation, an overactive immune system, and can eventually lead to autoimmune disease.
We take leaky gut very seriously at Jellison Integrative MD. The good news is there’s a lot that can be done to restore the integrity to the gastrointestinal lining. We can help you take the steps necessary to restore function and balance within your gut, which will help you feel better in a very real way.