They don’t know about it – I didn’t learn about it at all in medical school
Donald Kirby, MD (Director of the center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic) said “From an MD’s standpoint, it is a very gray area. Physicians don’t know enough about the gut, which is our biggest immune system organ.”
UK’s National Health Service said “There is little evidence to support this theory, and no evidence that so-called ‘treatments’ for ‘leaky gut syndrome,’ such as nutritional supplements and a gluten-free diet, have any beneficial effect for most of the conditions they are claimed to help.”
Linda A. Lee, MD (gastroenterologist & director of the John’s Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center) – “We don’t know a lot but we know that it exists.” “In the absence of evidence, we don’t know what it means or what therapies can directly address it.”
4 main causes:
lectins – sugar binding proteins. Protect plants from molds, parasites, etc. Gut cells contain sugar which bind these proteins damaging the gut and causing inflammation. Wheat, spelt, soy, rice.
Sprouting & fermenting grains reduces phytates and lectins
GMO are designed to increase resistance to bugs, increases lectins and phytates