- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Addison’s Disease
These are only some of the autoimmune disorders that are all treated very effectively when a leaky gut is healed.
The inflammation caused by Leaky Gut Syndrome also damages the protective coating of Mucins in the intestinal tract. Mucins are a protective barrier similar to the wax on one’s floor.
Damage also occurs to the antibodies of the IgA family (immunoglobulins) normally present in a healthy gut. The IgA’s help our body to ward off infections, however, a leaky gut causes considerable damage to the immune system (IgA’s) and makes us less resistant to viruses, bacteria’s, parasites, toxic materials, metals, and candida.
Another problem a leaky gut creates is a mineral deficiency because the inflammatory processes damage the damage that happens to the carrier proteins, which are needed for, transport of specific minerals. For example, a magnesium deficiency that is present in most Fibromyalgia patients. This patient can take incredibly high doses of magnesium, however, if the carrier protein for this mineral is damaged, no matter how much of the mineral you take, it will not get into the body where it is needed. This can also be true for some bone disorders. Even a zinc deficiency, which will affect hair loss and some eye disorders (macular degeneration). Copper deficiency can also occur this way, which can lead to Osteoarthritis or even elevated blood cholesterol in some cases.
For any syndrome that could be connected to a mineral deficiency, or exhibits symptoms that don’t seem to go away no matter what you do, you should consider the possibility of a leaky gut.