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Is Your Leaky Gut to Blame for Hot Flashes?

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: A common saying in Naturopathic Medicine is, "if you want to heal the person, heal the gut."
Air Date: 12/11/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Is Your Leaky Gut to Blame for Hot Flashes?
Digestive issues such as intestinal permeability, or what is commonly known as leaky gut syndrome, can be very hard for physicians to diagnose.

Intestinal permeability happens when the small intestines semi-permeable membrane becomes excessively permeable. In other words, the junctions in your gut that control the lining in your small intestine don't work properly.

This allows metabolic toxins and undigested food to enter into your blood stream. This can lead to a variety of other health issues such as asthma, arthritis, eczema and even obesity.


Another symptom that has gotten the attention of physicians is hot flashes and night sweats, which can be an overlooked aspect of inflammation.

Dr. Holly explains what intestinal permeability is, how it can be connected to hot flashes and night sweats and the symptoms to look out for.