Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities
The link between food allergies and gut health is circular. Leaky gut can be caused by food sensitivities and food sensitivities can be caused by leaky gut. When we eat foods that we are sensitive to, the body’s immune response is triggered leading to an inflammatory response. If we continue eating the same foods, the gut lining becomes chronically inflamed leading to leaky gut.
When food particles leak out of the digestive tract and into the bloodstream, they can trigger a reaction. The immune system becomes confused, thinking that harmless foods are foreign invaders. Inflammation levels in the body increase and food allergies and food sensitivities can occur. As your food allergies and food sensitivities continue, inflammation levels continue to climb, further exacerbating leaky gut.