For many years now, the health community has been abuzz with the term “leaky gut”—the fact that the lining of your gut can be weakened by pathogens, toxins, and stress. When the gut lining is weakened, those toxins and harmful bacteria leak into the bloodstream and wreak havoc on the rest of the body.
But what’s actually going on when this happens?It’s not as though there are giant holes appearing in your gut lining; you wouldn’t be long for the world if that happened. This leakiness is actually occurring on a microscopic, cellular level. You might more accurately refer to it as leaky cells.