Functions Of The Gut

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Leaky gut is such an insidious condition that it is so often ignored or overlooked, even by medical professionals. This is a medical condition that affects the gut system. The gut is made vulnerable to absorb harmful substances into the body. Food in the gut system is normally considered to be outside the body until they are absorbed into the blood stream. The gut serves the major purpose of absorbing the beneficial and harmless substances and shutting out the rest of the substances. If this balance in operation is altered, it may lead to a lot of health problems. Some of the problems associated with leaky gut include chronic fatigue, diarrhea, asthma, headaches, joint pains and other symptoms. Most people just ignore the symptoms until they become impossible to ignore. At that time, it may have become too late to do anything about it.

Why is the gut so important to the human health? This is a question that has escaped the minds of many people. The leaky gut is by far the most important part of the human body. It is virtually responsible for over 90 percent of all health problems seen today. It is also responsible for furnishing the body with the necessary biochemical nutrients required in its growth. There are four main purposes of the gut. Firstly, it is responsible for up to 80 percent of the immune system. Most common food allergies are as a result of the immune system reacting to certain allergens in the food that is eaten. The gut serves to keep these allergens out of the body. If it fails, the immune system reacts in form of allergies.

Secondly, the gut serves the purpose of protecting the body against pathogens including harmful parasites, bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungi. Most of the disease causing organisms is found in food. The gut is designed to absorb beneficial nutrients selectively.

The other function of the leaky gut is to properly digest food and absorb the nutrients needed to supply the entire body with the required building blocks for energy, growth, and repair. The gut is where food is digested, nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream, and indigestible waste moves through and leaves the body.


Finally, it is responsible in the manufacture of the main biochemical substances needed to fight depression and keep someone jovial. Through the gut-brain system, the gut is able to control human moods.

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Leaky gut is still not recognized by most doctors and leaky gut diet can help with eliminating many symptoms.

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This article was published on 2011/01/11