Dr Oz: Leaky Gut Syndrome Caused By Food Allergies
Dr. Oz previously talked with Susannah Meadows, a mother who used alternative medicine coupled with conventional medicine to cure her son’s Leaky Gut Syndrome. She shared her story with Dr. Oz about battling with conventional doctors who did not think the alternative treatments would help her son.
Dr Oz: Leaky Gut Syndrome Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome? Could it be the main reason you feel tired, bloated and in pain all the time? Although those are common symptoms for Leaky Gut Syndrome, they are also symptoms to other diseases as well. Dr. Robynne Chutkan said there are many other symptoms that are less obvious, such as the ones listed below.
- Joint pain
- Food sensitivities
- Bloating and/or gas
- Abdominal cramps
Dr Oz: What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a gastroenterologist, explained that when food is in your gut it isn’t just floating around your body. The food is kept in the gut where it is transferred to the intestines and out the anus. Nutrients from the food are absorbed in the gut, but for a person with Leaky Gut Syndrome, the chemicals and toxins that should not be in the body are leaked into the bloodstream causing the symptoms you read about above.
Dr. Oz demonstrated how eating the right foods is great for our gut because the food goes into the intestines where the food is converted into energy for the body. When we eat foods that are toxic, they enter our intestines and cause holes to develop where chemicals are released into the body and start causing problems for our immune systems. Dr. Oz said this literally causes a war inside your body because while your immune cells are trying to fight off the bad stuff, they begin to cause problems with your joints and other areas of your body.
Dr Oz: High Sugar Diet Triggers Leaky Gut Syndrome
Dr. Chutkan explained some specific triggers to look for that could be causing problems in your body and may eventually lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome. Dr. Oz said it is important for everyone to know what they are putting in their bodies because it could be the difference between getting a leaky gut or not. He also said it is a team effort between you and your doctor to diagnose the illness you have. Check out some of the symptoms for Leaky Gut Syndrome below.
- Food allergy or sensitivity
- Excessive use of NSAIDs
- High sugar diet