In order to be able to properly absorb nutrients, your food has to be broken down into microscopic particles. Anything that’s not broken down or is unable to be absorbed, as in the case of many commercial foods with unnatural chemicals, they start composting somewhere in your intestinal tract, leading to any number of problems.
If you eat garbage, your body reacts and reflects what you put into it. If you eat good, clean foods, your body and mind functions more more efficiently.
In short, fast foods add to the stress on your digestive system, resulting in poor nutrition and a host of health problems that can be alleviated by avoiding junk foods and eating more organic foods that are prepared naturally at home.
The intestinal lining is only one cell layer thick so that can become damaged fairly easily. When this layer becomes damaged, the holes in the sieve become bigger so that larger molecules of fat, carbohydrates, partially digested protein, and undigested protein can pass into the bloodstream.
Leaky gut syndrome is related to many types of autoimmune diseases. There is a strong body of evidence pointing to leaky gut syndrome as a major cause of autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 Diabetes. Leaky gut syndrome happens when the normal sieve that is the absorptive surface of the small intestine develops bigger holes than is normal.