Intestinal permeability refers to the integrity of the mucosal layer of the digestive tract. This protective layer prevents bacteria, antigens, and undigested food proteins from passing through the gastrointestinal barrier and into systemic circulation. If the mucosal layer is compromised it can lead to a state of immune up-regulation. Intestinal permeability can be difficult to identify without testing since symptoms may range from gastrointestinal issues to mental or emotional distress.
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Food sensitivity testing is one way to measure intestinal permeability. Evaluating food sensitivities with an intestinal barrier assessment will allow us to work with you to determine a plan that will reduce exposure to foods that you are sensitive to. NeuroScience, Inc. also provides a personalized Guided Nutrition Program that outlines a customized elimination diet and provides you with other tools to help make the transition as simple as possible. This program identifies the foods that work best with your body and aids in tracking your health improvements.