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Difference Between Celiac And Leaky Gut Syndrome?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

Whats the difference between celiac and leaky gut syndrome?

Celiac = strong intolerance to gluten + gluten gets into the body from a weak/broken stomach?

Leaky gut syndrome = weak/broken stomach + different food particles that werent suppose to get into the body but does so + Gluten being one of the more serious ones + Gluten being the food that most likely caused the leaky gut?
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

I have the following snippet in my notes about Dr. Alessio Fasano, who is a world-recognized authority in celiac. For some reason I do not have the citation for it.

"When we think about the intestine, most of us imagine a long tube from mouth to anus. What we don’t often think about is that the cells in the intestinal wall have doors or channels in between them. These doors can open and close. Dr. Fasano made the discovery that a molecule called zonulin is responsible for signaling the opening and closing of these doors in the intestine. When a person with celiac disease consumes gluten, a ton of zonulin gets produced, opening the doors in the intestine wall and allowing larger proteins such as gluten and other particles to enter the blood stream. The immune system in the blood stream becomes overwhelmed and creates an autoimmune response."

This is Dr. Fasano's theory on leaky gut - that it is controlled by zonulin. This is a very simplified version. :)
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