This condition is also called autointoxication because it involves inflammation of the intestinal tract resulting in partly digested food or bacteria crossing the membrane to gain entrance to the general circulation. The result may be an inflammatory cascade and a toxic response in other organs including the liver and lymphatics.
Symptoms may include irritable bowel, loss of energy, poor memory, mood changes, arthritis, sinusitis, and bloating. If untreated, this condition has links with autoimmunity, allergies, depression, eczema, migraines, hives and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The inflammation may be triggered by dietary sensitivities, processed foods in the diet, excess alcohol, stress, reduced good gut flora, lack of fibre in the diet, candida, detrimental bacteria, antibiotic medication, environmental toxins or even excessive exercise.