What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Leaky Gut Syndrome?

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Leaky Gut Syndrome?


Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from New
Zealand, author Candida Crusher. I’ve got a question here from a guy in the States.
I’m not going to mention his name. He wanted to stay anonymous. He’s asking me Eric, what
are the signs and symptoms of leaky gut syndrome? The signs and symptoms, there could be a ton
of them. I’ve done a few videos on leaky gut, and I did one just before basically on how
do you know that you’ve got leaky gut? What are some of the conditions that are obvious
with it? The most common signs and symptoms of leaky
gut syndrome are gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.
These are very common ones. There are tons of them. You can get digestive discomfort
with leaky gut. And a common place to get it is anywhere around here where the small
intestine is. Anywhere around this region, it’s centrally. The large intestine tends
to be more the perimeter and the small intestine tends to be more central. Anywhere central.
This is why people with parasites tend to have more of a sensation around the umbilical
cord because that is really a central part of the small intestine. And parasites, in
my opinion, especially acute parasite infections, tend to favor the small intestine, particularly
the center of it, the ileum. But when you’ve got leaky gut, you could also
feel sensations a little bit higher up. And they can be here sometimes. You could almost
think you’ve got heartburn. Leaky gut doesn’t usually radiate any pain toward the back like
a gall bladder pain or pancreatic pain will. It tends to be more frontal. And it can be
something like bloating, gas, or having to undo your waistband after a meal. Generally,
you’re not going to get pains off to the side as I mentioned because that’s generally more
colon or large intestine dysfunction. It will be a central kind of disturbance.
For the lesser known complaints with leaky gut can be things like brain fog, itchy skin,
sore joints, seasonal allergies, immune dysfunction, insomnia, there can be a whole raft of different
things that signal leaky gut syndrome. Remember, what we’re doing with leaky gut is we’re allowing
undigested food particles to enter into the bloodstream or potentially Candida or cell
debris or all sorts of rubbish that really should be digested properly and filtered through
the microvilli. But they’re bypassing the microvilli, getting in through the intracellular
junctions, and challenging immune system. When we challenge the immune system, there
could be a myriad of complaints that could be possible. Thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune
disease, diabetes, all sort of conditions can occur as a result long term. Leaky gut
is something that you really want to fix up in the early stages rather than let it build
up over a 10, 20, or 30 year period when it gets seriously bad.
Imagine you’ve got a small amount of rot in a roof of a house. In fact, my house that
I’m living in now, this is the rebuilt section, but old house up the front here. I’ve got
a 100-year old cottage. We built this extension on. But when we put a whole new roof over
the lot, we found so much rot in the roof of the old house. It cost me a fortune to
get all the new beams replaced. Had that been repaired a long, long time ago, maybe 30,
40 or 50 years ago, it would have been quite cheap. But now, it was in the tens of thousands
of dollars to repair that damage. Because the damage just continued on and on. And if
the damage would have continued on for many more years, the whole roof would have had
to be replaced, all the timber at a huge cost. Now, your digestive system is like that. If
you don’t fix something up now when you’ve got a bit of gas or a bit of bloating or a
few headaches or aches or pains, you can imagine what will happen if you leave that undisturbed
for 20, 30 or 40 years. Those are the functional complaints that end up becoming autoimmune
diseases and even cancer. Lots of people laugh and joke when they pass gas, they fart, but
what they don’t realize is that this condition if it gets serious and long term, it’s going
to be a major problem. And then there is no more laughing. Then there is crying. A stitch
in time saves nine. You will know you’ve got leaky gut syndrome
by a functional complaint. It may be mildly annoying. It might be majorly annoying. And
as I mentioned, it’s often going to be gas or bloating, but allergies are quite common
with it as well. Skin conditions we mentioned in a previous video, acne, psoriasis. Food
intolerance, mood disorder, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis,
many conditions. So you really need to work out if you’ve got leaky gut first before you
know if you can fix it up. We’ll talk a little bit about some testing for leaky gut coming
up in a few minutes. I hope that answers your question, Mr. XYZ
in America. Thanks for tuning in today.

18 Comments

  • ManikMekanik says:

    Can leaky gut cause anxiety also? I have IBS & have had SIBO, so I assume I could have Leaky Gut too.

  • tildacorner says:

    Hi Eric! I am constantly learning from your videos! I'd like to ask you if you think fistuals and abcesses could be related to leaky gut or perhaps yeast/bacteria overgrowth? I am trying to understand the root cause. Doctors only provide treatments…

  • Luis Nieves says:

    I have pain in my upper left gut that radiated through my left arm today, psoriasis, alopecia about 7 current mouth ulcers, white spots with red bumps on the back of my tongue, anxiety, depression, fatigue and brain fog. I'm miserable. I've cut just about everything out of my diet, all I've eaten in the past few months is white rice, dark leafy greens, green apples and gluten free tortilla wraps. I feel like i'm at the end of my road

  • Health Reactor says:

    Doc I was taking canxida restore for 5 months and slowly stopped it cause I don't have any candida symptoms but my stool are half undigested. Is this from colon or pancreas?

  • Fawaz Nashar says:

    Dr. please please i need an answer urgently…
    iam dr.fawaz al nashar iam a radiology resident for 4years now i had severe brain fog poor memory decreased concentration depression i tried every treatment and every examination and lab tests under the sun…
    still the brain fog won't go….
    i just can't go on anymore..
    iam losing my mind i swear like conversation 5mins ago i can't recall
    please sincerely reply to me
    thank's in advance

  • Tomahawk1999 says:

    Dr, How much do you charge for a consultation? One of my friends has been suffering from a host of conditions like abdominal pain, itchy skin, brain fog, fibromylgia, and fatigue. Doctors here are not sure what is happening. is there a chance this could be a leaky gut problem? appreciate your response, regards.

  • Bideshi Carvings says:

    Dr. I ordered your canxida remove and I already started taking a complex called Gastro Assist by Natural Factors.(supposed to be for leaky gut) i have been incorporating virgin coconut oil 1-2tsp a day also.
    I have been getting crazy gut disturbance after food and major tiredness and some temperature ups and downs. Is this potential die off and am I being too aggressive ?

  • Matt Marshall says:

    Dr, Can slightly elevated liver enzymes and liver discomfort be a symptom of Leaky Gut Syndrome as well as chronic IBS?

  • M Stark says:

    I'm a 50 yr old guy. 3 yrs ago damaged my belly with regular use of Aspirin w/no food (Excedrin PM's to help me sleep) – I know stupid on my part – shortly after that I noticed burning in feet and then hands. Blood tests showed positive Sjogrens and elevated Rhuem numbers (15.0). I changed diet to mostly Paleo for over a year and a half. Recent blood work now shows no active ANA and no elevated Rhuem numbers. However the burning in feet and hands (like walking on glass) small fiber neuropathy is still there. My NP then ordered SIBO test and stool test for yeast/candida – SIBO test showed 'mild' Yeast test – 'mild' FYI, I also had Lyme about 6 yrs ago. Any suggestions?? – Love your videos. God bless – Mike

  • Eduardo Huerta says:

    Hi Eric. First let me thank you for your amazing work. Now, I can see that leaky gut, SIBO, candida, and parasites are all inter related each other. So, If we think a person could have all of these (or almost), What would be the order to treat them?. Regards from Chile Eric and thanks again.

  • Ann Thistleton says:

    hi have a colostomy and seems to be leaking clear fluid when changing. Could it be a leaky gut causing this problem?

  • Robbie J says:

    This is absolute blasphemy.

  • Kay says:

    Can Diatomaceous Earth help?

  • Candida Crusher says:

    Check my range of candida supplements here: http://www.canxida.com/

  • kaleb fematt says:

    Hi Eric I seem to have symptoms of both candida and leaky gut. How should I approach my treatment?

  • Black Shark says:

    I intermittent fast 5 days a week, 19 hours a day. I weight train 3 days per week(M,W,F) and do low intensity cardio for an hour afterwards. I do HIIT cardio twice a week(T,TH). I drink nothing but water all day every day. All this and I just can't get rid of the fat in my belly, chest, and chin. My arms and legs are thin though. Could this mean I have leaky gut syndrome??

  • Adnanos says:

    Anyone with Leaky gas?☹

  • Chet Sands says:

    How long does a person have to take your products. I have been diagnosed with IBS and diver ticolitis many years ago and by what a specialist told me and many others including you, I must have had leaky gut syndrome for about 20 years now which definitely explains things surfacing and becoming worse. So how long would a person have to regiment themselves?

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