The problem that people with leaky gut syndrome experience is the fact that the intestines allows molecules and substances such as proteins that are normally filtered out and passed into the bloodstream to leak out of the body. The problem is that usually these molecules can't enter the intestines so the body thinks its some kind of virus and starts to attack it. The problem then starts when the body starts to attack these molecules that are anywhere in the body, this leads to the body basically attacking itself. Of course these are just two of the problems that may be experienced with those who have the leaky gut syndrome. There are other problems that can occur.
There are many different reasons as to why the leaky gut syndrome can occur. Researchers are still trying to establish concrete reasons as to why it happens, but current research suggests that is usually occurs in those who have a diet with a high consumption of alcohol, caffeine, many drugs like ibuprofen and antacids, or even a diet that is high in carbs can cause this problem of leaky gut. There are many other reasons to. These are just a few of the many reasons that can cause it, and just as uncertain the causes so are the cures.
Parents of those autistic children that experience leaky gut say that when the child is placed on a diet free of gluten and casein can greatly reduce the problems. These proteins both gluten and casein can irritate and inflame the gut to cause the problem of leaky gut syndrome. Of course this is not certain just some initial research that has been carried out. You can also greatly reduce the problem by completely avoiding alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, or spicy foods in general.
To really understand the leaky gut syndrome takes time, and is a never ending learning curve for the parents and the autistic children that are experiencing the problem, but this does not mean that there is nothing that you can do to solve the problem. By taking some action and eating a better diet it can greatly reduce the problems that are experienced.