The Gut Mucosal Firewall and Functional Medicine

Integr Med (Encinitas). 2016 Aug;15(4):19-22.


The evidence is strong: Protection and restoration of the intestinal firewall is of primary importance in many patients suffering from a wide range of chronic diseases. The functional medicine approach to evaluation and treatment of problems associated with compromised integrity of the intestinal firewall represents a successful application of the systems biology approach to the management of chronic disease.