A leaky gut is like holes in the screen on your window. The window was meant to let Air into the house but not to let insects, leaves, or  debris into the house. Now if you punch holes in the screen it will allow insects along with other debris to enter the house. Once these are in the house, which is your blood stream, these particles of debris will set off an immune reaction, which is an inflammatory response to the particle or debris. It is very important to heal all the causes of the leaky gut so the screen heals and no more debris enters the blood. This will decrease the inflammatory response dramatically.