Many weight loss companies and nutritionists are discussing about leaky gut all the time. As a consumer people are often bombarded with terms that they do not understand but are able to relate to themselves in some vague unknown manners.
So what is leaky gut syndrome? In all trueness there is nothing known as a diagnosis of leaky gut syndrome.
Its only a related term that medical enthusiasts use as a way to add some substance to their content.
In the medical dictionary the term Leaky Gut Syndrome does not exist.
Why should you be bothered about it.
The answer is that you should not be as there are no exact signs or symptoms defining the leaky gut syndrome.
Your problems about obesity are related to nutritional intake and digestion of it which is called metabolism and has nothing to do with Leaky Gut Syndrome.
The literal meaning of leaking gut is something called as permeability of the wall of the intestine.
The various parts of gut are variably permeable to variety of substances, salts, ions etc. You must have noticed “variable” variably in the last sentence and is done on purpose since gut in human body is very long and divided into oesophagus, stomach, duodenum,jejunum, ileum, caecum, colon, rectum, anus. Each part of gut has its own permeability defined intelligently to optimize the body’s survivability in even the extremest of the circumstances.
The term Leaky gut can rightly be used in the case of increased intestinal permeability due to some reasons like hypersensitivity to certain ingested foods, many toxins thus causing symptoms due to whats leaking and affecting what organ. When tight junctions in the gut, which control what passes through the lining of the small intestine, don’t work properly. That could let substances leak into the bloodstream.
Diet surely plays a big role in having a leaky gut, since its what you take into your body that affects the permeability of intestine. So right understanding by the team helping you lose excess weight is very crucial. Other wise you can be bombarded with supplements that are unrelated or somewhat related to your particular problem of excess weight.
L glutamate is one such supplement often given for improving gut permeability but its only suggested so far and there is no scientific evidence in doing so.
Many cases of gastrointestinal diseases are caused by chronic stress and hypersensitivity to certain allergens. Removal of causative agents will almost always result in a complete cure.
Its always the finding of the right diagnosis is whats warranted in order to have a complete cure.
It might include lifestyle modification, improving eating habits, improving on bad eating behaviours.
“Chronic health problems are so often due to lifestyle, and the right team is needed to manage these situations.