Role of the gut in autoimmune diseases

According to a study by Dr. Fasano and colleagues, every person with autoimmune disease has something called intestinal permeability, also known as "leaky gut."

This discovery makes a lot of sense because most people with Hashimoto's have many symptoms of intestinal permeability, including bloating, abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and acid reflux.

An autoimmune reaction stands on three pillars and needs a combination of the right genes, the right triggers and intestinal permeability to manifest itself;

There are studies available from which we can conclude that gluten, a protein found in wheat products, can cause intestinal permeability, and many people with autoimmune diseases have been able to find relief in their symptoms by following a gluten-free diet.  Some people have even seen complete remission of their autoimmune disease after removing gluten from their diet.

But we can definitely assure you that the cause of autoimmune disease almost always lies in the gut and can be corrected with dietary adjustments.

So if you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, be sure to check your gut health