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Leaky Gut Symptoms

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Leaky gut symptoms are usually associated with allergies, food intolerance and IBS. Leaky gut syndrome is also known as intestinal permeability and is caused by an excess of harmful bacteria in the gut. These harmful bacteria should be kept in check by your natural colonies of helpful bacteria or probiotics. When your probiotics get depleted and the harmful bacteria start to thrive the condition is known as dysbiosis and can lead to leaky gut syndrome and all the symptoms mentioned above. The harmful bacteria break down the barriers that keep food in the gut and eventually large molecules of food...

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What is Dysbiosis?

Posted by Shaun Elliott on

Dysbiosis is basically an imbalance between positive and negative bacteria in the gut. Positive bacteria is not a just a "nice to have" it is absolutely essential to the function of your immune system. In fact positive bacteria, or probiotics, account for 70% of your immune response! That's right! Nearly 3/4 of your immunity is down to probiotics and not your own immune cells. The probiotics work in perfect harmony with your own immune cells identifying and destroying negative bacteria and viruses and generally keeping you well. Another amazing fact is that your body actually contains more bacteria cells than it...

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