Nutrition

Ask the Paleo Nurse: Healing a Leaky Gut

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The Paleo Nurse

I recently asked my Facebook page followers if they would be interested in an “Ask the Paleo Nurse” feature where I take questions from readers and answer them on my blog.  This idea seemed to have a good response, so here it is:  The first “Ask the Paleo Nurse” Q&A!

“What is the best way to heal a leaky gut?”

There is definitely not an easy or single answer to this question.  This entire blog is mostly about healing a leaky gut, so to summarize it all into a few paragraphs is challenging!  But it was the most popular question that I received, so it’s obviously something that is on a lot of people’s minds.

Normal_Villus_IllustrationLeaky gut syndrome is a condition by which the lining of the intestine becomes damaged, leading to increased intestinal permeability.  The intestinal lining is one of the immune system’s major lines of defense against infections, toxins, and other threats that are introduced into the body through food and drink.  Normally, the intestinal epithelial cells…

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