Tag Archives: intestinal permeability

Leaky Gut Syndrome – Is Gluten at the Root?

Research Review Shows That Gluten Causes Leaky Gut  The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important […]

Leaky Gut And Gluten Sensitivity

How to heal a leaky gut

The good news is that the awareness of gluten and its dangers has been growing in recent years.  In the short term, it can lead to digestive disturbances, migraines, chronic fatigue, etc. But the bad news is that the long lasting and more severe effects that gluten can have on your digestive tract and immune […]

Dr. Fasano Discusses Leaky Gut with Dr. Peter Osborne

   Dr. Fasano, leader of the University of Maryland Celiac Research Center, and I sat down for a private one on one interview. We discussed gluten sensitivity vs. celiac disease, leaky gut (intestinal permeability) and leaky brain, research on newly discovered gluten proteins, and mental diseases (schizophrenia, bipolar, depression).   These issues have been under great […]

Grain – A double edged sword

The globe-spanning presence of wheat and its exalted status among secular and sacred institutions alike, differentiates it from all other foods presently enjoyed by this planet’s human inhabitants. And yet the unparalleled rise of wheat as the very catalyst for the emergence of ancient civilization has not occurred without a great price. While wheat was […]

Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

A recent paper published in the Annals of the New York Acedemy of Sciences connects intestinal permeability (AKA leaky gut syndrome) with the development of autoimmune diseases.  The authors base their findings on what we know of celiac disease and Type I Diabetes.  Both diseases share the same HLA-DQ genetics.  As well, they both share […]

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