Leaky Gut Syndrome (i.e. intestinal permeability) occurs when the lining of your small intestines becomes damaged and tiny food particles are able to pass through microscopic cracks that form. Healthy intestines should not leak but they can easily damage and tear apart if they are exposed to foods that cause them to become inflamed. Once food passes to the outside of the intestines and into the bloodstream, it causes an immune reaction around your body which is known as Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Did you know that Leaky Gut is a common cause of weight gain?
A leaky gut leads to daily bouts of inflammation that spreads throughout your body making cells and organs sick. One of the most common symptoms is weight gain which occurs in a majority of people who suffer from Leaky gut.
Determining which foods are leaking through your gut and the amount of reaction that each of those foods is causing in your body is the key to repairing your gut and getting on the road to health. Repairing a leaky gut has been proven to improve health, reduce fatigue, increase energy and typically leads to weight loss.
How do I know which foods are causing my gut to leak?
Identifying hidden food sensitivities without proper testing is impossible! Food Sensitivities, the cause of Leaky Gut, is NOT the same as a Food Allergies! The foods you may have allergies to are not necessarily the same as those you have sensitivities to. Food sensitivities (long term silent inflammatory reactions) cause leaky gut NOT food allergies (immediate Histamine related reactions). Food allergies produce an immediate response such as gas and bloating, as a result, most people know their food allergies and can avoid those foods so laboratory testing is often unnecessary. By comparison, the intestinal tears and leaking gaps from Food Sensitivities often take days to manifest depending on your immune system.
How many foods are tested for?
How accurate is this test?
This is one of the most common questions. Our test is significantly more advanced than old versions which were limited identifying food allergies rather than food sensitivities and measured only cooked or raw versions of certain foods. This panel is a simple blood test that does not require fasting. Results are not affected by what or when you eat and will tell which foods are leaking through your gut regardless of how they are cooked.