Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 11: Disorders Associated With Leaky Gut (continued)

KEY POINTS Clinical and experimental evidence is consistent with the involvement of the intestinal epithelial barrier in the pathogenesis of many GI and non-GI disorders.1 Seemingly diverse disorders result when the interaction of the dysfunctional intestinal barrier, altered intestinal flora, and deranged intestinal immune responsiveness in genetically predisposed patients creates a “perfect storm” critical to the disease. Leaky gut may be just one part of the overall pathogenic pathway of various diseases, and other…