Interviewer: Can you talk about how Gluten sensitivity is related to Leaky Gut Syndrome? Is there a connection?
Dr. Tom O'Bryan: Really good question. There are two triggers that have been identified as primary and common initiators of intestinal permeability, slang term Leaky Gut. Two. The first one is Gluten, Gluten will trigger a temporary leaky gut within five hours of eating Gluten. Now usually the gut will heal, so that's not a problem. But with Celiac Disease and with people who are extremely sensitive, within 36 hours it's permanent, it can be healed, but it doesn't clear up by itself. So depends on how sensitive you are as to how severe the Leaky Gut is. Now remember I talked about the shags, the shags are covered with a cheesecloth, that cheesecloth only lets the tiny molecules after digestion, the tiny molecules to get through. When you have a tear in the cheese cloth, now you get these big clumps of these peptides that I spoke of earlier, they get through, and those clumps go in the bloodstream and your body produces antibodies to them. So Leaky Gut or intestinal permeability is a primary cause of multiple food sensitivities. So Gluten is the most common trigger that has been identified in causing Leaky Gut. The second common trigger, and least as prevalent as Gluten, is called Lipopolysaccharides, and that's why I'm here this weekend is to teach about Lipopolysaccharides and intestinal permeability.