I just saw an interesting comment (bold parts added by me).
Hypovitaminosis D [vitamin D deficiency] & excessive intake of linoleic acid [omega-6 fat] are two factors that I know of that can loosen tight junctions [cause leaky gut] (also zonula occludens toxin secreted by cholera pathogen Vibrio cholerae).
Prof. Ayers, author of the Cooling Inflammation Blog, and the sciencey people who post in the comments are always banging on about the importance of vitamin D and its link to inflammation, and omega-6s are basically inflammation in edible form (so much for paleos and their almonds).
Leaky gut seems to be closely linked to inflammation, but I don’t hear anybody attempting to treat it with dietary measures like those mentioned on the blog, and certainly not with vitamin D. Getting your vitamin D serum level up to an optimal level can take quite a while of supplementing over 5,000IU/day. It’s best to get a serum test and supplement as required.
Has anybody here attempted an anti-inflammatory diet? Not the Western diet + sugary antioxidants from fruit kind, but one that makes sense like the blog above? Low omega-6s and omega-3s supplemented with saturated fats in high enough doses to reduce symptoms, which could be up to 10-12 capsules/day initially (I’d say we’ve got the rest covered with a candida diet). Anyone had their vitamin D serum level checked?