Your gut isn’t just for digesting food, though. It performs many functions critical to your well-being. And in recent years, scientists have identified leaky gut syndrome (or increased intestinal permeability) as a possible root cause for many chronic illnesses.
Autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases are some of the most frustrating and frightening chronic illnesses for patients and their families and they’re both on the rise. The rate of autoimmune disease has skyrocketed in the past two decades and the number of dementia cases more than doubled between 1990 and 2016.