Leaky gut diet
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The leaky gut diet is designed to help those with increased intestinal permeability heal their guts (intestines).
Theory[edit | edit source]
Leaky gut syndrome is a proposed syndrome where the holes in the intestines are too big and are believed to allow food particles and bacteria to pass into the bloodstream, which is believed to result in a mix of problematic symptoms. Leaky gut syndrome is often described as causing symptoms including fatigue, inflammation, swollen glands, and rosacea, however, intestinal permeability (a leaky gut) has not yet been proven to cause these symptoms.
The following are consumed on the Leaky Gut diet: grass-fed bone broth, raw cultured dairy (ie kefir, 24 hour fermented yogurt), steamed vegetables, fermented vegetables, healthy fats, and a small amount of fruit.
Foods thought to contribute to leaky gut and eliminated on the diet are: grains, sugar (in any form), cow's milk dairy products, unsprouted grains, and GMO.