A quick primer on how each of your digestive organs are involved in and affected by leaky gut syndrome.
Most of the problems associated with leaky gut syndrome occur in your small intestine, but all the organs of your digestion are involved — and impacted. The information below is compiled from Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, coauthor of Real Causes, Real Cure, and Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, author of Digestive Wellness.
Click on the icons in the interactive image below to learn more about the anatomy of a leaky gut. Read more about leaky gut syndrome, and the “five Rs” for healing it recommended by a panel of gut-health experts in “How to Heal a Leaky Gut.”
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Illustrations by Kotryna Zukauskaite