5 Signs You May Have Leaky Gut and How It Affects Your Hormones

You may have heard a lot of talk about gut health in recent years, and it’s for a good reason. Your gut plays a large role in your overall immune, brain, and mental health! How is that possible? Our body has more bacteria cells than human cells. These bacteria, along with viruses and fungi present in our bodies is known as microbiome. Gut microbiome is extremely important for our health, and the good bacteria (probiotics) can even affect our hormones. But before we get to the hormones let’s dive into a condition known as “leaky gut.” What Is Leaky Gut? Basically, leaky gut is what happens when the tight junctions in our intestinal lining break down and allow substances to escape from our intestines and travel throughout our body. These substances range from undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxic waste and can “leak” through into our bloodstream. If left