YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Is there something deep-down inside your gut that’s… Leaking? It may sound strange, but it is a nutritional problem.

Leaky gut may be responsible for 80 to 90 percent of gastrointestinal, skin, and many other problems most people experience. What is a leaky gut?

A leaky gut occurs when the gut allows in toxins, which causes severe inflammation and a lack of good bacteria. As a result, it allows harmful chemicals to gradually leak into the blood stream.

Dr. Shayesteh joined 33 WYTV Daybreak to explain the importance of identifying leaky gut and ways to combat it.

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