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Leaky Gut: Definition & Clinical Assessment

In the first of a two part series, Bianca Garilli, ND and Jennifer Ryan, ND discuss leaky gut. Dr Ryan defines intestinal hyperpermeability (a.k.a. “leaky gut”) in the context of normal and pathologic gut permeability on a cellular and molecular level. Also discussed are conditions associated with increased intestinal permeability and available laboratory assessment methods.

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Jennifer Ryan, ND is an Adjunct Faculty member and full-time Postdoctoral Fellow at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). Her research projects have primarily focused on nutrition and dietary supplements that have digestive and cardiovascular health applications.

Current projects involve botanicals, probiotics, prebiotics and the gut microbiome. Dr. Ryan teaches in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research programs at NUNM, where she previously earned her ND and MS.

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