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Dr. Lisa Rankin
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Leaky Gut Syndrome (Overview)

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where there is an altered lining of the intestines, allowing some of the food items being digested to be absorbed before they are fully broken down or properly broken apart.


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What can I do if my son was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome?

What can I do if my son was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome?

It is unclear....: What leaky gut syndrome really is. The term is often used by alternative medicine practitioners and does not usually apply to any particular medical diagnosis. The term comes from the belief that toxins from the gut leak because the wall of the gut is not functioning properly. There are specific tests that analyze absorption so i would try to confirm the diagnosis and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Rankin
48 doctors shared insights

Leaky Gut Syndrome (Overview)

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where there is an altered lining of the intestines, allowing some of the food items being digested to be absorbed before they are fully broken down or properly broken apart.


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My four-year-old autistic son has a lot of yeast in his stool. Can this be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome or cause brain fog?

My four-year-old autistic son has a lot of yeast in his stool. Can this be a symptom of leaky gut syndrome or cause brain fog?

Myth: Everyone has yeast in their stool. It is ubiquitous in nature and comprises a variable part in the stool within hours of birth.It tends to increase in proportion after antibiotic use kills off good bacteria in the gut, and return to lower levels after the other gut germs rebalance. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Reverse PCOS & problems with HFLC foods, study: http://goo.gl/JH8XBX
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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What are symptoms of leaky gut syndrome?

What are symptoms of  leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky Gut: Leaky gut syndrome" is said to have symptoms including bloating, gas, cramps, food sensitivities, and aches and pains. But symptoms can, of course, cross these lines and people can have very different and varied symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have leaky gut syndrome do I have to use a special test or scan to find out what's wrong?

How do I find out if I have leaky gut syndrome do I have to use a special test or scan to find out what's wrong?

See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues i recommend being evaluated by your primary md or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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What are remedies if you have leaky gut syndrome?

What are remedies if you have leaky gut syndrome?

Leaky gut diet: I recommend you follow an elimination diet for at least a month. Stop sugar, soy, sweeteners, dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and citrus. After a month, if you want, you can reintroduce one food at a time no more often than a new food every 4 days or so in order to see which foods might be making your condition worse ...Read more

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What are the known causes to cause leaky gut syndrome?

What are the known causes to cause leaky gut syndrome?

Be discerning: "Leaky gut syndrome" is a "pop" / "fad" diagnosis based on some work in the 1980's suggesting that some people have extra-permeable intestinal linings. Supposedly this causes most / all disease. The simple test using the ability to absorb sucrose molecules intact could show that it's real; the burden of proof remains on believers. If you decide you have this, you'll never fell well again. ...Read more

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Does leaky gut syndrome mean you have to avoid alcohol or some neuro medications completely?

Does leaky gut syndrome mean you have to avoid alcohol or some neuro medications completely?

See below: Leaky gut syndrome is not an established medical diagnosis. If your have gastrointestinal issues i recommend being evaluated by your primary md or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more