The video above depicts the mechanisms involved in a "leaky gut" scenario. Some of the description is fairly technical but it provides a peak into the breakdown that can occur within the gut lining. The video goes on to say that the "gut then heals normally" but that is not always the case.
The "leaky gut" (intestinal hyper-permiability) phenomenon has been linked to over responsive immune reactions, inflammation, irritable bowel and food sensitivities to name a few. This directly affects our health and is just "another straw on the camel's back" that makes addressing chronic pain and chronic conditions that much more difficult.
If these breakdowns are not addressed as another possible mechanism of a person's chronic condition, the vicious cycle continues.
Dr. Miller has studied extensively, the associations with gut issues that influence chronic conditions. Testing of these issues is crucial in determining the "straws" that promote chronic illness. Once aggravating factors are identified and addressed, only then can true healing occur.