Leaky Gut (Intestinal Permeability)
Intestinal Permeability is now recognized as a link to clinical infections, food allergy, Crohn's disease, dermatological conditions, colitis and auto-immune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, and other "allergic" disorders. Decreased permeability appears as a fundamental cause of malnutrition, malabsorption and failure to thrive. Causes can be linked to poor digestion over use of NSAIDS, or Candida which cause tiny holes (permeability of the mucosal barrier). Now undigested food, bacteria and other material can enter the blood stream, but the immune system looks at this material as a foreign invader and attacks it. So the food is no longer a nutrient, it becomes a toxin, further adding to your toxic load, leading to allergic symptoms!

The small intestine has the paradoxical dual function of being a digestive/ absorptive organ for nutrients as well as a powerful barrier against the excessive absorption of bacteria, food antigens and large molecules. Increased permeability of the intestinal mucosal barrier can increase the number of toxins & antigens entering the bloodstream and lead to an overly sensitized immune system in some individuals. Decreased permeability, on the other hand, appears as a fundamental cause of malnutrition, malabsorption and failure to thrive. A number of clinical disorders are associated with both conditions.

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Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you may have hidden allergies. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

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