Did you know that leaky gut could be making your child’s ADHD symptoms worse?
In my experience working with children with ADHD, leaky gut is one of THE MOST common stressors.
So, how do you know if your child might have leaky gut?
Here are some common symptoms:
✅ Skin issues like acne, dermatitis, or itchy skin
✅ Thyroid issues
✅ Joint pain
✅ Weight loss or gain, fatigue, sleeping problems
✅ Abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, or bloating
✅ Persistent cough, asthma, or frequent colds
✅ ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorder, anxiety, or brain fog
If your child has any of these symptoms, it’s definitely possible leaky gut could be to blame.
I recently recorded a short (about 1 minute long) video where I listed some of the common symptoms of leaky gut.
Did you miss that? If so, check it out here.
Today, though, I want to share a little bit more about what leaky gut actually is.
What is leaky gut? Let me explain….
The mucosal barrier is basically the lining of the small intestine. The small intestine connects the stomach and the large intestine.
When it is functioning well, the mucosal barrier keeps the bad guys (bacteria and viruses, etc) out and lets the good guys (water, nutrients, and vitamins) in.
Leaky gut is what often happens when the mucosal barrier is NOT functioning properly.
It basically means that the tight junctions in the gut that are supposed to control what passes through the lining of the intestines aren’t doing their job effectively.
They are allowing toxins and other harmful substances (sometimes even tiny food particles) to enter the bloodstream that aren’t supposed to be there.
As a result, the body recognizes these items as foreign matter and turns on an immunological response.
The more onslaught it receives, the larger the holes in the mucosal barrier and the larger the molecules can leak through into your system.
Leaky gut can lead to food intolerances, which can worsen leaky gut, which can lead to even more food intolerances. It’s a vicious cycle.
Leaky gut shows its ugly head in about 80% of the tests that I run on children with ADHD.
Leaky gut affects the whole body. It can be the underlying stressor for anxiety or depression, hyperactivity, skin issues, constipation or diarrhea, frequent colds or headaches, brain fog, and the list goes on.
Do you suspect your child could have a leaky gut? Do they have some of those symptoms I mentioned in the video?
If you have more questions or just want to talk this through, I want to invite you to book a free call with my team.
Together we can talk about a plan to get your child feeling his or her best!
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And as always, I am not a medical doctor and the above post is based on my experience. No information on this site should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure any disease or medical condition.