A Significant Hidden Truth Concerning the Leaky Gut Syndrome: It Might Be a Small Intestinal Enteropathy Rather than a Gluten-Induced Intestinal Dehiscence
Keywords:antibiotic abuse, chickpea flour, date’s fibers, enteropathy, gluten sensitivity, gut barrier, intestinal permeability, Helicobacter pylori, leaky gut, microbiota
Aim: Demonstration of a hidden fact concerning the leaky gut (LG) challenge due to a natural gut bacterium misbehavior. Background: Great scientific efforts are dealing with the topic of the LG challenge; many are unsupported by true etiologic evidences, some are indirectly close the real truth while few are touching near the roots of this truth. The truth might date since 1985 and 1986 where a biological bacterium (Helicobacter pylori) has been forced outside the stomach with consequent disease flare up. The traces of this bacterium while in the stomach helps digestion, absorption and intestinal motility. If it migrates and occupies the small intestine for nutrition, its products in profuse amounts would definitely cause indigestion, malabsorption and intestinal delay with subsequent excess fermentation, even putrefaction, excess production and absorption of many toxins that could explain the adverse symptoms encountered in the LG syndrome. Methods: A prospective study included 9 male patients known with LG disease. They were given a side dish of chickpea flour béchamel or puree during or in between the attacks of symptoms. Results: All patients demonstrated marked improvement and decreased frequency of symptoms. Conclusion: The chickpea flour is a good fluid absorbent helping to turn the gut fluid contents into semi-formed pasty matter which is less fermetable and moving better in the gut resulting in less production and less absorption of toxins. Scientific efforts should be better directed towards control of environmental chemicals and the antibiotic abuse which could lead to misbehavior of some natural gut microbiota.