Category Archives for "Leaky Gut"

Excess Salt Kills Gut Bacteria

A high-salt diet has long been connected with cardiovascular disease. Too much sodium in the bloodstream causes fluid retention, which makes the heart work harder to move the extra volume of blood. This can stiffen blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. However, a recent study shows a […]

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Why is Celiac Disease on the Rise? – Anchor Wellness Center

Over the last decade, we have seen more and more restaurants offering gluten-free menus, and whole aisles in the grocery store become dedicated to gluten-free products. This is in response to the increasing number of people being diagnosed with Celiac disease, but it begs the question, why is Celiac disease on the rise? What is […]

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Increase in Autoimmunity Rates Linked to Leaky Gut

Autoimmunity, a disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys body tissue, is one of the most prevalent diseases today, affecting predominantly women. Traditionally, autoimmune disease was thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but research increasingly shows that while genetics play a role, intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, is also an important factor. […]

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Gut Intelligence: The Connection Between the Brain & Gut

Nearly a third of Americans are suffering from gastrointestinal problems. What most people don’t know is that digestive disorders can actually affect your entire body, leading to other problems such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, and more. That is because of gut intelligence. Sometimes referred to as the “second brain,” the enteric nervous system […]

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