Diet as a risk factors for intestinal hyperpermeability
Diet, stress and endurance exercise are all risk factors for leaky gut syndrome. Let’s start with diet. Glyphosate, a component of the herbicide Roundup is known to damage gut microvilli, kill good bacteria, overload our detoxification pathways and cause GI tract inflammation. A wide variety of non-organic crops contain glyphosate. Foods with the highest levels include meats, eggs and dairy products (except 100% grassfed pastured-raised AND organic); organic and non-organic wheat; and Roundup Ready GMO crops: soy, corn, canola, alfalfa (allowed in non-organic 100% grassfed beef), cotton and SORGHUM (a grain found in many gluten-free baked goods and gluten-reduced beers).