Food sensitivities may be caused by many factors such as stress, infections, overeating, artificial preservatives, additives, molds, pesticides, antibiotics, and environmental pollutants. Unidentified food sensitivities can then contribute to many chronic health conditions: including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, autism, ADD/ADHD, eczema, chronic ear infections, gut malabsorption, insomnia and many others.
Leaky Gut Syndrome (i.e. intestinal permeability) occurs when the lining of your small intestines becomes damaged and tiny food particles are able to pass through microscopic cracks that form. Healthy intestines should not leak but they can easily damage and tear apart if they are exposed to foods that cause them to become inflamed. Once food passes to the outside of the intestines and into the blood stream, it causes an immune reaction around your body which is known as Leaky Gut Syndrome.