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  • Writer's pictureNatalia. Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutritionist

What is Leaky Gut?

We are still understanding the role of the gut in all kinds of health issues, but studies show there is 'an epidemic of CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES so caring for your gut is more important than ever.


Modern life is a major cause of gut inflammation. The SAD (Standard American Diet) low in fiber & high in sugars and saturated fats, stress, toxins, medicament and alcohol use, food sensitivities and infections, can all contribute to an imbalance that can trigger a chain of inflammatory reactions.

Now I want to tell you why is it so important to stop these inflammatory processes and what they can do to the body.

A healthy intestinal track acts like a barrier between the food that travels through it and the rest of the body. It regulates water and nutrients absorption and prevents the entrance of pathogens and toxins into the track.

Stress, toxins, chemicals, infections, and a diet loaded with processed foods, can damage the barrier integrity causing a breach. This is called LEAKY GUT.

A damaged intestinal track allows for large food pieces to cross the gut's wall before being break down for digestion. These pieces enter the cell, are rejected and pushed back to the cell surface to be recognized and destroyed by killer cell

A leaky gut may contribute to several health conditions, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diabetes, and can contribute to symptoms like:

bloating, constipation, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, skin problems and wide spread inflammation.


The 5Rs Framework for Gut Restoration: Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair, Rebalance, is a powerful tool to dramatically improve the symptoms or even restore the gut back into full health and help to solve other underlying chronic health problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, skin problems like eczema, and heart disease, to name a few.

If you are experiencing chronic digestive issues, have to constantly take medicines to alleviate symptoms or just haven't been able to enjoy food the way you would like to, get in touch! Together we'll find a solution that works for you.



Unsure about the state of your gut health?


A lab evaluation will tell us exactly how your gut is doing

and the possible imbalances we might need to address.

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