Leaky gut also known as “Leaky Gut Syndrome” refers to when the tight junctions in your small intestine become impaired, leading to intestinal permeability. This allows food particles to flow in and out of these junctions. When food particles flow in and out of the junctions, the body gets confused and views these particles as invaders, which activates an immune response. This can then lead to a physical reaction from eating specific foods, which we refer to as a “food sensitivity”.
Gluten and Leaky Gut Syndrome – What’s the Connection