Leaky Gut is Benchmark of Autoimmunity. Study: “Changes in intestinal tight junction permeability associated with industrial food additives explain the rising incidence of autoimmune disease.” 7 food additives: These additives are; sugar, salt, emulsifiers, organic solvents, gluten, microbial transglutaminase, and nanoparticles.
wheat. NCWS subjects showed increased intestinal permeability compared to healthy subjects. ... gliadin, a component of gluten, can affect tight junction proteins ... bacteria and other microbes from the gut interior are “leaking” into the bloodstream, inducing a low-grade, chronic inflammatory response from the immune system
Skin Barrier and Allergen Sensitization. The epidermis has two formidable barrier structures that are analogous to a castle's moat (stratum corneum (SC); blue water) and portcullis (tight junction (TJ); white gate). (Credit: Anna De Benedetto et al, Journal of Investigative Dermatology) #NPG #NaturePubGrp