Increased intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, occurs when abnormal things are passed through the lining of your digestive tract. Leaky gut is found in many people with various illnesses, but it is most common in people with fibromyalgia. Here is the connection between fibromyalgia and leaky gut as well as it’s causes, symptoms and treatments.
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How are fibromyalgia and leaky gut connected?
Leaky gut can cause many symptoms of fibromyalgia. According to Dr. Axe from Food is Medicine, leaky gut can cause joint pain, fatigue, bloating, thyroid disease, autoimmune conditions, headaches, weight gain, and more. Treating leaky gut will most likely help reduce your symptoms of fibromyalgia as well.
Other questions regarding leaky gut include:
- What are the causes?
- What are the symptoms?
- How can it be treated?
How to Heal Leaky Gut
Additional Resources for Leaky Gut
All of these questions are answered in Dr. Axe’s article 4 Steps to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome.
This article is an invaluable resource for me. It explains leaky gut in a way that is easy to understand. A lot of the symptoms and pains I experience daily are most likely linked to leaky gut syndrome.
I plan to do a 3 day bone broth fast as Dr. Axe recommends followed by a more regulated diet coupled with a probiotic supplement. Updates on how the treatment works for me will be posted.
To learn how to make bone broth, please visit Maat’s article, Go-To Guide: How to Make Bone Broth in 5 Easy Steps at FrugalChicken.