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I Thought Only Faucets Had Leaks

Dr. Rochelle Bien & Dr. Michael Goldstein

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the integrity of the gut lining which normally serves as a barrier of the intestines. It can also be called “intestinal permeability,” which occurs when the gut wall becomes damaged allowing compounds to enter the bloodstream that normally shouldn’t. For example, partially digested proteins and fats may seep through the intestinal lining making their way into the bloodstream which causes an allergic response. 

One of the biggest warning signs of a leaky gut is that you are experiencing multiple food sensitivities. Other symptoms include: bloating, thyroid conditions, fatigue, joint pain, headaches, skin issues and weight gain. If left untreated for a long time, leaky gut can lead to IBS, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, depression, anxiety and muscle pain. This can lead to malabsorption of vital minerals and nutrients including magnesium, zinc, iron and vitamins D, B12 and others.

Leaky gut can be caused by a diet high in sugar and low in fiber. Other causes include dairy, lectins found in wheat, rice spelt and soy, and glycophosphates which are found in our food from pesticides.

Dana B. came into our office complaining of gas, bloating after meals, fatigue and brain fog. She had been battling eczema for years and had joint pain. She never felt well which over time led to depression.

We put her on an anti-inflammatory diet as well as adding those foods that help to restore the natural biome of the gut. We added supplementation to remove the stressors in the gut as well as repair and rebuild the gut. Those changes along with the neurological integrative work has helped Dana to resolve her digestive issues.

If you are experiencing these symptoms and are ready to start on your journey to health, call the HOLISTIC CENTER AT BRISTOL SQUARE at 508-660-2722 and set up your appointment with Dr. Rochelle Bien or Dr. Michael Goldstein today.

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