Tight junctions

by | May 9, 2017 | Functional Medicine | 0 comments

Tight junctions are located in the intestines and serve as a barrier to allow certain molecules/proteins through; thereby making it a big part of the immune system.  Remember, 75% of our immune system is located in our gut.

If these tight junctions are broken down by a weakened immune system, the food we eat could by recognized by our body as a ‘foreign invader’, thus we develop an immune reaction or loss of oral tolerance.  As a result, we can develop all sorts of diverse reactions; such as:  skin reactions, mucus congestion, brain fog, slow metabolism, fatigue, depression, chronic pain.

How are YOUR tight junctions functioning?  Are they in good shape?

It takes 5 minutes to ‘break down’ tight junctions.  It takes 6 MONTHS to repair…..

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