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Nutrition Therapy and Autoimmune Disorders

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Leaky gut has been implicated as a trigger for autoimmune diseases.

Maintaining a healthy gut through targeted, personalized Nutrition Therapy is one of the best, most successful tools for addressing the root cause of autoimmune illness.

Common Autoimmune Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Crohn's
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Type I Diabetes
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • Graves' Disease
  • Psoriasis
...and almost 100 others

What does your gut have to do with Autoimmunity?

Autoimmune diseases have been on the rise in recent years, affecting millions of people worldwide. These conditions occur when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues, leading to chronic inflammation and a range of symptoms. While the exact causes of autoimmune diseases are complex and multifactorial, emerging research suggests a fascinating link between these conditions and a phenomenon known as "leaky gut." Understanding this connection sheds light on new avenues for prevention, management, and potential therapeutic interventions. Let's explore the intriguing link between autoimmune disease and leaky gut. The Gut Barrier and Leaky Gut: The gut barrier, consisting of a single layer of cells lining the intestines, acts as a selective barrier, allowing the absorption of nutrients while keeping harmful substances out. Leaky gut, scientifically known as increased intestinal permeability, occurs when this barrier becomes compromised, allowing toxins, undigested food particles, and bacteria to leak into the bloodstream. Gut Microbiome Imbalance and Leaky Gut: An imbalance in the gut microbiome, the complex community of microorganisms residing in our digestive system, can contribute to the development of leaky gut. Disruptions in the microbial balance, often caused by factors like poor diet, stress, medications, and infections, can lead to dysbiosis and impair the integrity of the gut barrier. The Role of Leaky Gut in Autoimmune Disease: Leaky gut has been implicated as a potential trigger for autoimmune diseases. When the intestinal barrier becomes compromised, harmful substances escape into the bloodstream, activating an immune response. This immune activation can lead to systemic inflammation and contribute to the development or exacerbation of autoimmune conditions.

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