“Leaky Gut” and Pelvic Pain

Have you ever been curious about leaky gut syndrome?

In today’s video, I will show you what “leaky gut” is and how it can be related to pelvic pain.

Check it out!

Got any more questions about leaky gut?  Ask me in the comments below!

I love hearing from you!



16 thoughts on ““Leaky Gut” and Pelvic Pain

  1. Hi Jessica,
    Thank you so much for this video. can’t thank you enough for the great info that you share with us so generously. Can you give me some resources about leaky gut and eczema connection, pls?
    Thank you in advance.

  2. Thanks Jessica, you are describing my gut issues! I don’t have pelvic pain other than some orthopedic issues, but do have the depression, brain fog, hypersensitivity, and Hashimoto’s to deal with. I have been gluten and dairy free for quite a while now and have not had to take thyroid meds since August. I am treating my thyroid through my gut, and that seems to be helping. I am just not quite where I want to be yet, so feel like I need to learn much more. I will be at your workshop in Houston this weekend, so look forward to meeting you there.

    • Great news that you’re already seeing progress with the gut healing steps you’ve taken already. I’m looking forward to meeting you this weekend! It’s going to be a blast!

  3. Holy SMOKES – AGAIN Jessica! You are just so wonderful to share this great information. It’s like tapping into my very own information-nutritionist! I really love the way you take the ‘what NOT to eat’ with the “WHY” – the visual diagrams are a great help for me to make those connections and better nutritional decisions! Rock out sistah!

  4. Hi Jessica, Great video, I’ll share that with my subscribers. Such a fascinating area, intestinal hyperpermeability and the potential role of gluten…what I need to understand better is, what percentage of people does this happen in (who don’t have coeliac disease)? How severe is it? How lasting is it? If the person is negative on IgA antigliadin (never mind transglutaminase antibody, I’m talking about identifying non-coeliac gluten sensitivity) can we assume it’s not happening? Drago et al 2006 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16635908 found that the zonulin effects were transient and never reached the level of permeability of those with CD. I am aware that Alessio Fasano says that gluten is indigestible by humans. However we need to make the connection that this is greater (potentially) in people with clinical signs of problems such as IBS, maybe IC, maybe pelvic pain. We need to try to quantify this. I wonder if IgA antigliadin could be a surrogate marker?

    • Excellent questions Alyssa. I’m not sure that the studies have been done on IgA as a surrogate marker. My functional medicine colleagues are using the Cyrex testing more and more to look for antibodies as a better marker for sensitivity (vs. Celiac.) I recently met Dr. Tom O’Bryan, and plan to learn more from him as soon as I take a moment to breathe. I’m also planning to take IFM’s gut course later this year. So, I will keep you posted on all that I learn. Great questions that we can dive into in the online program too.


  5. get video thank you so much. I am really interested in the tests that can uncover leaky get i.e. what inflammation markers would be up, would cortisol be high or low etc. Also very keen to know if it appears you have leaky gut what is the best protocol for healing it

    thank you again

    • There are tests you can order for leaky gut like the mannitol and lactulose test. For most people you can look at symptoms and try an elimination diet. There are two principles to follow for healing… 1. Remove the stressors to the gut lining (physical and emotional), 2. Add gut healing nutrients to the diet. Bone broth is one of my favorites.


  6. Interesting video Jessica, I wanted to know what sort of meat/bones do you use for the broth. Any recipes you cam share would be great.

  7. Thanks Jessica for a nice, simple explanation about this for patients. How great is bone broth!!! We use it for everything, as well as a nice drink 🙂 Just a shame most doctors don’t acknowledge diet as a contributor to autoimmunity, or in the least part of treatment.
    Can’t wait for April to discuss more 🙂


  8. Hi Jessica, love your clarity and the way you present yourself and the information. My question is how to restore those tight barriers between the cells once they have broken down? In other words, is it reversible? Also, thank you for bringing my awareness to gluten being one of the causes that breaks down those barriers. I’ve always wondered what the symptoms are that make one aware of being gluten intolerant? Are there more than those you mentioned above? i definitely have a full dose of brain fog though I am going through perimenopause at the moment. Thanks again.

    • Yes, there are lots of ways to heal the gut (and those tight barriers.) I’ll keep this question in mind for a future video… coming soon!

  9. Jessi Shepherd says:


    Thank you so much for the passion that you bring forth. I really enjoyed this video as I have been suffering from pelic pain for 5 years. I didn’t know the endometritis is an auto-immune disease and after being diagnosed by default with IBS that is what I am being tested for now. My question for you is that now that we know that leaky gut could potential be the cause of several different types of pelvic pain – what can we do about it? Is it possible to reverse the effects of leaky gut through diet and supplementation? Is it possible to eliminate pelvic pain without taking harmful pharmaceutical products?

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