Stating that leaky bowel syndrome, which has been mentioned frequently recently, is shown as one of the biggest underlying causes of autoimmune diseases, R.D. and Expert Clinical Psy. Merve Öz said that many factors, from nutritional errors, stress or the use of unnecessary drugs such as antibiotics, antidepressants to pathogens such as bacteria and / or viruses, create a predisposition to diseases by affecting the intestinal permeability.

Leaky Gut, or leaking bowel syndrome as it is known by the public, is a digestive problem that occurs for various reasons. Under normal conditions, the tight bonds in the intestine allow only digested nutrients, minerals and vitamins to pass through. In case of an opening in these tight bonds, the condition defined as permeable bowel syndrome occurs. According to the information given by Merve Öz, Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital R.D. and Expert Clinical Psychologist, with the opening of these tight bonds, transmission of unwanted materials such as toxins, microbes, undigested food particles is enabled. The problem occurs when these substances are passed into the bloodstream and the immune system attacks these substances as it cannot recognize them..

It Should Not Be Overlooked

Pointing out that in the light of recent scientific studies, one of the biggest underlying causes of autoimmune diseases may be permeable bowel syndrome syndrome, R.D. and Expert Clinical Psy. Merve Öz stated the following: “Today, it is discussed that the origins of allergies, asthma, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression / anxiety, eczema, hashimoto thyroid, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, urticaria, Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases can be linked to this disease. Therefore, it is important not to overlook leaky gut syndrome in order to treat these diseases”.

Stating that “In 450 BC, Hippocrates said that all diseases start in the intestine, and if the bowels are unwell, the rest of the body is also sick. Nowadays, the intestines are considered as a secondary brain, ” R.D. and Expert Clinical Psy. Merve Öz continued her words as follows:

“There are both beneficial and harmful bacteria in our bowels. With a good diet, the number of beneficial bacteria in the intestine increases. Unhealthy nutrition increases the number of harmful bacteria while the number of beneficial bacteria decreases. The stronger the intestinal flora, or the intestinal microbiota as it is now called, the stronger the fight against harmful bacteria, stress or fatigue. While imbalance in the gut microbiota causes a decrease in immunity, various neurological or psychological problems such as obesity, allergy, behavior, anxiety, depression are also associated with the same issue".

Permeable Intestinal Syndrome can Pave the Way for Autoimmune Diseases

Emphasizing that leaky bowel syndrome can pave the way for autoimmune diseases, R.D. Merve Öz explained that stress, environmental toxins, nutritional mistakes, misused drugs, bacteria and / or pathogens such as viruses and organ failures are among the factors that cause intestinal permeability.

Natural Nutrition is a Must-Have for Treatment

Underlining that leaky bowel syndrome is a treatable disease and it is necessary to determine and remove the causes for the disease, R.D. Merve Öz gave the following information:

“Natural nutrition is critical in the treatment of leaky bowel syndrome. The body can be exposed to unnatural nutrients, excess pesticides, heavy metals and similar harmful components and they have the potential to damage the intestinal wall. Bone and broth boiled for about 8-10 hours will help repair bonds, as it will contain glutamine, lysine, glycine. It is important that fermented vegetables, i.e. house pickles, increase the richness of the dense microbiota in the intestine and form a protective wall. In case that there is no lactose intolerance, dairy products also help repair the intestinal mucosa and leaky gut. Also, omega 3 fatty acids play an important role in intestinal repair. Glutamine, glycine, lysine, and proline can help to repair the intestinal barrier. “

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