In the first of a two part series, Bianca Garilli, ND and Jennifer Ryan, ND discuss leaky gut. Dr Ryan defines intestinal hyperpermeability (a.k.a. “leaky gut”) in the context of normal and pathologic gut permeability on a cellular and molecular level. Also discussed are conditions associated with increased intestinal permeability and available laboratory assessment methods.
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Jennifer Ryan, ND is an Adjunct Faculty member and full-time Postdoctoral Fellow at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). Her research projects have primarily focused on nutrition and dietary supplements that have digestive and cardiovascular health applications.
Current projects involve botanicals, probiotics, prebiotics and the gut microbiome. Dr. Ryan teaches in the Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research programs at NUNM, where she previously earned her ND and MS.
Prior to her clinical training, Dr. Ryan was a basic science researcher at Sanford Burnham Prebys Discovery Institute and the University of California, San Diego branch of Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. She earned her BS in biology from the University of New Hampshire (summa cum laude). She has co-authored publications in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), Molecular Biology of the Cell, Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (JACM).