Hi Maria, This post is on behalf of my mother who suffers from Lupus (SLE), Sjögren’s, Fibromyalgia, arthritis and leaky gut. She also suffers from chronic fatigue, and any drugs offered by the doctor often come with negative side effects making things worse overall. I have been doing a lot of research lately and everything always points to diet and gut health, however the internet (as the prime resource for my research) has a huge amount of often conflicting information hence why I am here in search of some sound advice on how to approach healing her leaky gut as a first step. How would you approach this and what would the first steps be? Any advice offered is greatly appreciated.
It sounds like your mother has very complex health issues, which may indeed be rooted in gut health. My advice is that you do not try to tackle this yourself, but seek professional help for your mother. You don’t say where you are based, but have a look at the website of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) – https://bant.org.uk/
BANT has a list of practitioners and also an international section. Be sure to choose a practitioner who is experienced in autoimmune disorders and gut health. Good luck.