An increasingly large body of evidence shows a clear gut-skin connection. Your digestive system and your skin respond in similar ways to body issues. In fact, skin conditions can indicate problems with your digestive tract.
Your intestinal barrier protects you from toxins and bacteria in your gut, while allowing nutrients to pass through unimpeded. Damage to it can be a significant factor in many health issues – here’s what you need to know.
The mucosal barrier allows nutrients to pass from our stomach and intestines into the body while blocking toxins and infection. The health of the barrier is vital to our overall health, since a breakdown in the barrier can open us to bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxins.