Leaky Gut Syndrome Specialist in NYC
Disease Begins in the Gut | Open the Door to Good Health
Leaky gut syndrome is not a condition generally recognized by conventional
physicians but evidence is accumulating that it is a real condition that
affects the lining of the intestines, your risk for autoimmune disease
and, ultimately, your overall health.
Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a condition
in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged causing undigested
food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to "leak"
through the intestines and flood the blood stream.
Symptoms of Leaky Gut
- Feeling sluggish or tired
- Frequent indigestion, heartburn, bloating and gas
- Sensitivities to certain foods, even ones you have enjoyed without incident for years
- Persistent "brain fog" characterized by a cloudy memory and lack of focus
- Changes in your skin such as dark circles under your eyes or inflamed skin
conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne
- Seasonal allergies or asthma
- Hormonal imbalances
chronic fatigue or
Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Poor diet
- Chronic stress
- Toxin overload
- Bacterial imbalance
How Do You Fix Leaky Gut Syndrome
In functional, holistic medicine, we look at the underlying, root cause
of a condition and address with a patient-centered focus. We evaluate
lifestyle factors, environment, genetics, and history, and address individual
aspects with a systems-oriented approach.
Unlike most modern physicians, we don't turn to prescription medications
as a first resort. Our goal is to not only heal you naturally but to identify
what is really causing your issue. For instance, most modern physicians
would prescribe prescription strength corticosteriod cream for patients
with dermatitis or the inflammation of the skin. At Mitchell Medical Group,
we don't treat the symptom which is dermatitis, we seek to treat the
root cause of the dermatitis.
In many cases, leaky gut syndrome is the root cause for many problematic
The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association estimates that 50 million
Americans currently have autoimmune conditions. Studies are starting to
indicate that the root cause of many of these conditions including allergies,
asthma, chronic fatigue, skin conditions and candida stem from leaky gut syndrome.
Leaky gut syndrome, left untreated, can leave you exposed to lifelong risk
of excessive inflammatory response and a predisposition to autoimmune disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rate of chronic health conditions among U.S. children rose almost 15% between
1994 and 2006 with the largest growth among conditions believed to have
an autoimmune link such as obesity, asthma, and behavior and learning
problems. (Journal of American Medical Association)
Blood test analyses prove that young people are 5 times more likely to
have celiac disease today than their peers in the 1950s. (New York Times)
Food allergies among children increased 50% between 1997 and 2011.
What unites all of these - chronic systemic inflammation due to leaky gut syndrome.
If you think you suffer from leaky gut syndrome call today to schedule
your consultation with Dr. Mitchell at our Manhattan or Long Island functional