What is a Leaky Gut?

Leaky Gut

Intestinal hyperpermeability happens when we eat offending foods that impair the health of our digestive system. In other words, when we eat something our gut doesn't agree with when we have a leaky gut, more of that food escapes our gut than intended.

Our body is designed to have tight junctions that allow for nutrient exchange, yet when we have a "leaky gut", these junctions are in essence leaking larger particles into our bloodstream, which initiates an inflammatory reaction and sets us up for allergies, pain, fatigue, and auto-immune issues.

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About Dr. E

Dr. Shawna Eischens (Dr. "E."), Naturopathic Doctor, and owner of Hope and Healing Naturopathic is an expert in finding the cause of your concerns so you can live a life free of pain, anxiety, fatigue or other symptoms that are holding you back from enjoying the life you deserve! Dr. E attracts motivated patients who are ready for a health advocate who is non-judgmental, passionate, experienced and determined to help you THRIVE instead of just survive! Dr. E is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, mentor through Big Brothers/Big Sisters, volunteer for Naturopathic Medicine Institute, and nature loving outdoor enthusiast.