Leaky gut and autoimmunity - What are the links?

Leaky gut and autoimmunity - What are the links?

Many things can contribute to autoimmunity, and leaky gut may be a bigger factor than we once thought. This is because of the impact of allowing undigested food, bacteria, etc. enter our bodies and how our immune system tries to fight them. A large part of our immune system is located just on the other side of that one-cell thick layer of enterocytes.

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What is leaky gut?

What is leaky gut?

The gut (a.k.a. digestive tract) is not just a tube that absorbs nutrients and gets rid of waste - it’s a complex alive system that’s a huge foundation of health. And not just gut health, but the overall health of our bodies and minds. We know how important it is to get all of our essential nutrients from food - and this is a big part of what our digestive tract does. But, there is way more to the story than just that.

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Leaky gut and what you can do about it

Leaky gut and what you can do about it

When our “good” gut microbes are happy eating their favourite foods they have positive effects on our gut - crowding out the “bad” microbes and producing beneficial anti-inflammatory compounds like short chain fatty acids (SCFAs).

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