Leaky gut syndrome takes place when the Candida albicans yeast in the digestive tract overwhelms the protective healthy bacteria and burrows into the now-unguarded intestinal wall. This in turn creates tiny gaps in the membrane lining through which partially digested food particles and the 180 toxic byproducts of yeast can be absorbed into your bloodstream, reaching every part of your body. All kinds of seemingly unrelated illnesses – from bladder infections to psoriasis to depression – can be caused by leaky gut.


And then – here’s the big scientific AHA! – these toxins create an allergic response that stimulates:

  • Food cravings (especially for carbohydrates, yeast’s favorite food)
  • Bloating
  • Liver overload as it tries to deal with all these toxins
  • Decreased thyroid function and metabolism because the liver is busy elsewhere
  • Tremendous fluid retention to try to dilute the toxins
  • Fat cells swelling as they trap toxins to try and protect the rest of the body
  • Gas from yeast due to its normal metabolic functions
  • Toxins that block thyroid hormone function
  • Hormonal imbalance on all levels known as pseudohormones (false hormones) caused by environmental chemicals blocking receptor sites
  • The stress of toxins, weight, and feeling awful create excessive release of cortisol, the chronic stress hormone, which has an added negative effect of making it nearly impossible to lose weight.

This all adds up to weight gain. It’s weight that’s very difficult to lose because of the vicious cycle that keeps you heavy, sluggish and miserable. For more information about Leaky Gut Syndrome, read The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health, available in our Store.


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