Leaky Gut

Another recent arrival onto the medical field is leaky gut which is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the blood stream.

Candida can cause leaky git by releasing a chemical which opens the tight junctions of the intestinal wall allowing Candida to escape into the blood stream and set up home anywhere in the body.

When they do the immune system starts to attack these ‘foreign bodies’ because it fails to recognize them in their current form and this is why many people have food sensitivities. Due to the foreign invasion of these proteins, this can cause allergies and intolerances to common foods you eat regularly. These large particles may include things as well as protein particles in foods but also oxolates as well. It is common for people with Candida overgrowth to have high oxalates because Candida produces oxalates.  These oxalates can cause a number of different problems in the body that are detailed on the site.

So, if you do suffer from food sensitivities then get yourself a candida test is definitely worth checking out. The indications are that you have a leaky gut and the destruction to your intestinal wall will become increasingly damaged and leaky – this means that not only will you become increasingly ill, but that you will become increasingly sensitive to a growing number of products.

Controlling Candida overgrowth is one of the most effective way to manage leaky gut. Nourishing your inner microbiome will create a healthy balance of good bacteria and yeast that can keep Candida overgrowth in check. Good bacteria found in fermented foods and probtioics can even repair damaged tissue in the digestive tract to calm inflammation associated with leaky gut. When treating candida, the digestive lining of the gut should also be treated, during and after with healing supplements such as L-glutamine which is an amino acid, Zinc Carnoseine which is known for his repairing qualities, Quercetin which is anti inflammatory, DGL, fish oils which are also anti-inflammatory. There are a number of different products on the market which are targeted to repairing the gut and making sure the infection stays away. These should be taken for at least a month after the treatment finishes.