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How a Leaky Gut is Keeping You Sick - Darcy Proctor Wellness

How a Leaky Gut is Keeping You Sick

By Darcy Proctor

May 24

Approximately 80% of your immune system is in your gut.  Therefore, if you do not have a balanced microbiome, the good and bad bacteria residing in the gut, and a strong intestinal lining, you will not be able to truly heal your body.


What is "leaky gut" anyway?

It is the term used for increased intestinal permeability.  Years of eating a poor diet, stress, toxins, and an unbalanced microbiome (the good and bad bacteria in the gut) can cause the lining of the gut to begin to weaken.  When the lining of the gut is unhealthy, the once tight junctions begin to loosen, allowing larger particles such as bacteria, toxins, and undigested food out into the blood stream.  This leads to chronic inflammation and an overburdened immune system.  In some cases, an autoimmune response occurs such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  Research has shown that those with autoimmune disorders more than likely suffer from a leaky gut although it has not been proven that it is a cause of the condition.


  • Food sensitivities and allergies
  • Digestive issues such as IBS, Colitis, or Crohn’s Disease
  • Brain fog
  • Allergies
  • Inflammatory skin conditions such as acne or psoriasis
  • Joint pain
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  •  Fatigue


The keys to heal your leaky gut include removing the triggers that are damaging the intestinal lining, eat nutrient dense whole foods to repair the damage, and re-balance the good and bacteria inside your gut so they can do their job efficiently.

Need some help?

If you are looking for an easy way to begin healing your leaky gut while reducing inflammation and improving your immune system, join my Thyroid Reboot.  I have done all of the work for you and provided plenty of delicious whole food recipes, a complete shopping list, a detailed and proven protocol to get you results, and tons of personal support from me and the members of our private Facebook group.  Click HERE for more information and to register for the next Thyroid Reboot.