Ep. 2 - Gluten and Intestinal Permeability



Season 1. Episode 2.

For people who suffer with autoimmune diseases, having a gluten-free diet can significantly help with symptoms and lessen the immune reaction. However, gluten-free diets have also become a bit of a trend in recent years, with people removing gluten from their diets, without really knowing if they truly need to or not.

In this episode, Nicole deep dives into the topic of gluten and intestinal permeability. Nicole explains who is more susceptible to gluten intake reactions, the type of foods and drinks that include gluten and how it affects the gut barrier. Nicole also focuses on how to address and approach intestinal permeability, as well as how you can start the healing process if this is something you struggle with.

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Episode Timestamps


What gluten actually is


The role gliadin plays when it comes to immune reactions


Foods and drinks that include gluten


Not realising that processed foods and sauces also contain gluten


Does everyone need to become gluten free to be healthy? 


Gluten and autoimmune diseases


What Coeliac disease is and what triggers the reaction


Common symptoms of gluten immune reactions, and others you may not immediately think of


The difference between coeliac and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity


Research now shows that gluten affects the gut barrier in certain individuals


Intestinal Permeability and what it is 


The association between the increased intestinal permeability and autoimmune diseases 


Immune system dysregulation and when it occurs


The other factors that impact intestinal permeability


 The three other things that can affect the integrity of the intestinal lining


The approach to managing intestinal permeability


How you can start healing intestinal permeability 


One mistake a lot of people make when buying supplements


Reducing the exposure to toxins


Addressing gut dysbiosis and how you can improve it


Important disclaimer for this episode

“It’s important to note that gluten is not inherently harmful to all people. However, some individuals have gluten-related disorders or autoimmune diseases and their interlinks with the immune system.”


Essential learnings from this episode…

What gluten actually is and how it can affect your body

The association between gluten, intestinal permeability and autoimmune diseases

Three things that can affect the integrity of the intestinal lining

How you can manage and start to heal intestinal permeability

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Hey there, I´m Nicole


Functional Medicine Practitioner
Registered Nutritional Therapist BANT CNHC
Registered Nutritionist BANT
Podcast Host – The Goode Health Podcast
Media Contributor – Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Thrive Global
Tatler Approved Nutritionist
Founder of The Goode Health Clinic – WINNER Best Functional Medicine Clinic UK 2023 

Nicole is one of the UK’s leading voices on immune health and optimal health, a specialist in autoimmune diseases, further specialised into thyroid, brain and fatigue conditions and optimising health for ambitious high achiever’s. Providing bespoke, personalised functional medicine programmes for clients worldwide.

Nicole has partnerships with worldwide global leaders in functional medicine including practitioner only supplement companies, testing laboratories (inc. from USA), to assess health, discover underlying imbalances and root causes of sub optimal health. In doing so Nicole works with clients on their own personal health history, root causes and genetics to achieve long lasting, effective results, providing optimal health status.