AND LEAKY GUT
TREAT GOUT ONE DAY?
There is a lot of evidence relating leaky gut with
autoimmune diseases (gout is an autoimmune
disease) like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis,
which are closely related to gout.
WHAT IS A LEAKY GUT?
The theory is that leaky gut syndrome (also
called increased intestinal permeability), is
the result of damage to the intestinal lining,
making it less able to protect the internal
environment as well as to filter needed
nutrients and other biological substances
According to Dr. Weil:
As a consequence, some bacteria and their
toxins, incompletely digested proteins and
fats, and waste not normally absorbed may
“leak” out of the intestines into the blood
This triggers an autoimmune reaction, which
can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as
abdominal bloating, excessive gas and
cramps, fatigue, food sensitivities, joint pain,
skin rashes, and autoimmunity.
The cause of this syndrome may be chronic
inflammation, food sensitivity, damage from
taking large amounts of nonsteroidal anti-
inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), cytotoxic drugs
and radiation or certain antibiotics, excessive
alcohol consumption, or compromised
Did you know that our bodies have about 100
trillion microbial cells? Microbes actually tell our
immune system what to do. Researchers know
that our immune system targets microbes and
that’s how it defends us from harmful pathogens.
The immune system decides when and when
not to attack. But the immune system doesn’t
make this decision by itself.
Basically, these bugs call the shots! This
means that microbes contribute to our body’s
decision of whether to launch an immune
attack like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and
possibly gout too! It’s not out of the question.
Jose Scher, a rheumatologist at New York University who’s
been deeply studying the gut microbiome, is mentioned in
“Scher puts more faith in modifying the microbiome through
diet. He notes that some patients with rheumatoid arthritis
have benefitted from cutting out meat, or adopting a
Mediterranean diet (high in fish, olive oil, and vegetables,
and low in meat and saturated fat), though scientists don’t
know exactly why this helps.
In a separate study, Finnish researchers found that a vegan
diet changed the gut microbiome, and that this change was
linked to an improvement in arthritis symptoms.”
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Psoriasis and eczema
• Celiac disease
• Allergies and asthma
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Food allergies
• Liver and gallbladder disease
Leaky gut causes many disorders including:
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