Gastrointestinal Disorders

Leaky Gut Treatment

Dr. Minkoff Discusses the Role of Leaky Gut in Autoimmune Diseases

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Leaky gut syndrome (also known as increased intestinal permeability which requires immediate leaky gut treatment) is a term used by the leaky gut doctors in Tampa to describe the condition of the intestines when its lining becomes damaged and gaps appear between the cells. This allows large particles and toxins to pass through the intestinal wall and escape into the body – hence the name leaky gut.

This condition is not widely recognized by mainstream physicians but as Dr. Oz mentioned recently, it is often overlooked because the patient can present with multiple, seemingly unrelated symptoms. Also, conventional testing does not indicate that leaky gut is present.

We’re Leaky Gut Specialists in Tampa!

LifeWorks Wellness Center is one of the top leaky gut health clinics in the United States.

Since 1997, we have been helping patients recover from chronic health conditions by repairing and restoring their gut and microbiome health.

Because a leaky gut is responsible for so many unexplained health conditions, it is one of the first things we test for and address.

Repairing a leaky gut is one of the most important foundational steps to recover from any chronic disease.

Intestinal Lining Permeability

The lining of the intestine is like a net with very small holes, only allowing substances through which are meant to pass through. When a leaky gut occurs, these holes widen and allow things to pass through into the bloodstream, such as viruses, food particles, bacteria, and toxins.

Because these “foreign objects” are not supposed to be in the blood they trigger the immune system to react, which sets up inflammation in different parts of the body. This, in turn, results in a variety of symptoms occurring such as headaches, fatigue, food sensitivities, bloating, and cramps.

Leaky Gut Symptoms

Leaky gut symptoms can affect many areas of the body and may include:

Causes of Leaky Gut

Since leaky gut is not as widely recognized as other gastrointestinal disorders, the causes of leaky gut are not as well documented.

However, many factors are implicated such as

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Poor diet
  • Eating irritating foods
  • Food sensitivities
  • Amino acid deficiencies
  • Chronic stress
  • Environmental toxins
  • Pesticides
  • Chemicals & additives
  • GMO foods
  • Inflammation
  • Systemic toxicity
  • Yeast
  • Fungi
  • Mold
  • Bacterial overgrowth
  • Antibiotics and certain medications

All these and more can play a role in the development of a leaky gut.

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Friday: 9:00am – 4pm
301 Turner Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
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    Leaky Gut Treatment Testimonials

    Natural Leaky Gut Treatment

    If you are found to have a leaky gut, our top gut doctor will prescribe a natural leaky gut treatment program which will be developed to address the underlying reason(s) why you developed it.

    Treatment may include in-clinic therapies such as ozone therapy, PEMF, IV infusions, gut microbiome restoration, detoxification, dietary interventions, supplements, etc.

    Part of your natural leaky gut treatment will include resolving any secondary damage caused by having a leaky gut. Often other parts of the body are affected by having a leaky gut and this causes uncomfortable pains, sensations, feelings, and symptoms. Patients can feel fatigued, have brain fog, feel depressed, have unexplained pains or even an overactive immune system. This will all be resolved as well.

    Multiple nutritional deficiencies which may be linked to a leaky will be found and fixed by our gut specialiss as part of your treatment plan.

    Let’s Fix That Leaky Gut!

    Our leaky gut doctors in Tampa are experts at resolving this complex, often overlooked health issue that is responsible for so much misery, mystery illnesses and pain.

    If you have any of the above symptoms or think you might have a leaky gut, contact the best leaky gut doctors in Tampa at 727-466-6789 or submit an online request.

    Dr. Minkoff Explains Leaky Gut

    Leaky Gut Testing & Repair!

    The key to healing the gut is to take action as soon as you start experiencing non-optimum symptoms. Left untreated leaky gut often leads to more serious conditions, such as autoimmune diseases.

    Make your friends and family aware of the fact that these conditions aren’t “normal”. The earlier you take action, the easier it is for your body to heal.

    That nagging health condition may actually be caused by a leaky gut! Vsit our leaky gut doctor in Tampa!

    Best Leaky Gut Treatment in Clearwater & Tampa

    LifeWorks Wellness Center is one of the top natural health clinics in the US.

    For more than 23 years we have been offering a successful leaky gut treatment to our patients.

    We even have patients fly in from all over the world to heal their leaky guts.

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    Leaky Gut, SIBO and Autoimmune Diseases

    Having a leaky gut not only affects your ability to absorb vital nutrients; it can also allow undigested foods and proteins through the gut barrier causing the immune system to overreact and attack these particles, often leading to collateral damage in other bodily systems and organs.

    This ongoing damage is often at the root of many autoimmune diseases. The right leaky gut treatment will allow the body to repair the organ or system that was damaged.

    If you wait too long to address it however, the damage can sometimes be permanent. The message is to take care of a leaky gut asap. Contact our leaky gut doctor in Tampa right now. 

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    Clearwater, FL 33756

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      About Dr. Minkoff

      Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.