brain fog, leaky gut, digestions, diet, leaky brain

Is Your Leaky Gut Causing Your Brain to Leak?

If you haven’t heard of leaky guy, or intestinal permeability before, it is when the lining of your digestive tract becomes porous and then allows undigested food, toxins, and other pathogens into your bloodstream.

Leaky Gut

When this happens this pathogens trigger your immune system to release inflammatory compounds. In return these pathogens increase the risk for:
  • food sensitivities
  • inflammation
  • pain
  • autoimmune diseases
  • leaky brain

Leaky Brain

You might be asking yourself, ok what is leaky brain? In short, leaky brain is when the protective lining of the brain, aka your blood-brain barrier, become porous as well and also lets harmful pathogens into the brain.
Leaky brain also leads to damage and symptoms, such as:
  • Brain fog
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • multitude of psychiatric symptoms
  • ADD
  • autism
  • ADHD
  • psychosis
How? Well, these pathogens slip through the porous blood-brain barrier and then into the brain, your brain then jumps into action and your immune system attacks. Brain-based inflammation damages your neurons.


So, now gluten is throw in the mix. It’s problematic because research is showing effects of gluten on the brain and linking it to a variety of brain-based disorders.
If you think that if you are suffering from gut issues then you would have a noticeable reaction, this is sometimes not the case, especially when your brain is under attack. According to Functional Health Minute, “Research shows that the majority of people whose brain is affected by gluten have no digestive complaints.”

The Good News

The good news is that once you know the cause of your symptoms by repairing the gut helps repair the damage to your brain as well.


Your gut and brain are extremely responsive to efforts to help restore your heath. This is way its imperative to treat your body well. A multi-system approach is called for to address the stressors causing leaking gut.


This might include changing or supporting:


  • Stressors
  • Diet
  • Blood sugar balance
  • Adrenal health
  • Any gut infection

Next Steps

Click here to take Dr. Rose’s Nutritional Profile Quiz and get an overview of what your nutritional imbalances could be. You’ll get your results immediately.



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Dr. Marina Rose has helped people with acid reflux and other challenging, chronic health conditions in and around the city of San Jose, CA.

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