Not a true diagnosis. Leaky gut is a proposed condition where certain toxins, microbes, or poor diet allows bacteria and toxic molecules to enter the system from inside the colon. It is not a recognized diagnosis by physicians who practice alllopathic medicine. Bacteria can pass through the colon wall in certain serious conditions such as severe colitis or toxic megacolon, and most of these patients are hospitalized.
Leaky Gut. Good informative video at the following:
Leaky Gut. Leaky gut is referring to an increased permeability of the intestinal tract. In the area of the small intestines where nutrients are absorbed, there are tight junctions between the cells. In leaky gut, the tight junctions aren't so tight anymore. This is very often associated with a reaction to gluten. There is a test that uses lactulose and mannose, but we often just treat without it. Read more...
"Pop" diagnosis. Mainstream medicine knows little about the impact of food choices on overall health. "Leaky gut" is real and it's at the physician's discertion with informed consent to the patient. You do need to know that any suggestion that most autoimmune disease or mental illness is due to "leaky gut" would be, at this time, irresponsible. Read more...