Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the cause for leaky gut?

Leaky gut is a digestive condition in which bacteria and toxins are able to “leak” through the intestinal wall. This condition can create food sensitivities and an immune system response, causing discomfort and inflammation. This is basically a scurvy in the colon.


  • Chronic diarrhea, constipation, or bloating

  • Food sensitivities

  • Scar tissue in the colon

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Fatigue

  • Headaches

  • Confusion

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Skin problems

  • Joint pain

  • Widespread inflammation

Cause #1: Vitamin C deficiency

A lack of vitamin C can cause a loss of collagen in the lining of the intestines, opening gaps in the intestinal walls that allow undigested proteins or harmful bacteria to enter the intestinal cavity. So you have leaks that go into the blood vessels and that creates an immune reaction or food sensitivities.


  • Take natural vitamin C complex (not ascorbic acid)

  • Consume the following foods with bioflavonoid (the component of vitamin C that helps with leaky gut):

    • sprouted buckwheat

    • quercetin

    • parsley

    • onions

    • green tea

    • citrus

    • cruciferous vegetables

  • Avoid things that will deplete you of vitamin C:

    • smoking

    • carbs and sweets

    • snacking

(Note: If you try the above remedies, consuming natural vitamin C complex and the foods above, and leaky gut does not resolve, the issue can be insulin resistance in the body. When you have insulin resistance, vitamin C is depleted by the high level of insulin produced in the body. In this case you should do a Healthy Keto® diet and intermittent fasting plan.)

Other causes:

  • Insulin resistance

Last updated: Jun 26, 2023 14:22 PM