Leaky gut and barrier problems

31 Mar

I had taken the HNMT-gene defect test a few months ago. It came back as clear, so I do not have a gene defect concerning histamine intolerance.

Off course once starts wondering what has triggered it to flare up? Leaky gut syndrome can be a cause of many intolerances.  Now what is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Basically, it means that underlying food issues such as other intolerances and the lot, can cause  damage to the gut causing it to get more ‘leaky’. So your gut barrier is just letting a lot more stuff through then is really good for you.

Let’s say you have a lactose intolerance, but unaware of it.  Because of the constant triggering of your gut barrier, you will cause inflammation and your gut barrier will get more leaky. Because it gets more leaky, other stuff gets into the bloodstream that really shouldn’t be there causing your body to react to it.

This was sent to me by my nutritionist Micki Rose:

A leak in the intestine- the leaky-gut syndrome

In people with leaky-gut syndrome the “tight junctions” between the mucosa cells have become loose and with this the permeability of the gut mucosa is increased. The causes for this can include:

A bad diet, taking pain killers and/or antibiotics, gut dysbiosis or psychological stress. The leaky gut mucosa releases substances into the blood stream like allergy causing antigens and histamine, which should normally not be absorbed.

Practice has shown that the well-known allergy of the immediate onset type actually had to be classified into three groups:

a) The classic immediate onset allergy triggered by specific

IgE antibodies.

b) Histamine intolerance

c) A combination of a) and b)

In each of these groups the leaky-gut syndrome can occur and again lead to a considerable worsening of symptoms.”

So there you have it. Often one foodintolerance goes hand in hand with another, and this is the reason why.. Healing the gut should always be on your list of things to do 😉

I also want to refer to the article below, as Micki Rose has a knack for explaining it better then I can.

http://trulyglutenfree.co.uk/2011/10/06/hope-for-gluten-sensitives-and-multiple-intolerants/

And then this. Leaky gut can be tested. Even tho its a bit expensive, it might give you proper insight on how well/bad your gut is doing!

http://trulyglutenfree.co.uk/2011/12/19/new-barrier-permeabilityleaky-gut-test/

And also this is definetly something to keep an eye open for!!!

http://trulyglutenfree.co.uk/2012/03/19/can-we-stop-the-gluten-sensitivity/

We’ll be needing to keep an eye out on all barriers, and not just the gut!

Gut luck to all!

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5 Responses to “Leaky gut and barrier problems”

  1. histamine intolerance February 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    thank you and I will! I also have a severe grain sensitivity which is the main cause of all my problems. Working on healing now!

  2. sienna July 15, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    lt helps to change your lifestyle to a more relaxed and stress-free one. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Include gut friendly foods – fruits, veggies, whole grains, fermented foods and so on.

  3. Christine August 20, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    do you think histamine intolerance can cause leaky gut as well as be caused by leaky gut?

    • histamine intolerance September 18, 2013 at 11:37 am #

      yup and yup. My leaky gut was caused by the gluten sensitivity, and that caused histamine intolerance and borderline latent lack of DAO. But I’ve heard of histamine intolerance causing leaky gut too.

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