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Leaky gut syndrome is a poorly understood gastrointestinal concern largely unknown by health professionals as well as sufferers who are often unaware of this condition. Leaky gut syndrome is an intestinal problem in which the lining of the gut becomes permeable resulting in numerous problems.   What Happens In Leaky Gut Syndrome?   The lining of the gut is one cell thick and this lining performs the important task of absorbing nutrients from the food you eat. This lining also plays an important role in preventing toxins, bacteria, digested food and other foreign bodies from entering the bloodstream. The gut lining basically acts as a front line of defense to protect the body. In leaky gut syndrome, this barrier is breached leading to bacteria