Leaky gut can be caused by several different conditions, and Candida is simply one of them. The gut is the starting point of your bodies natural defense or immune system. When food is sufficiently broken down, the only thing that can pass through the intestines is the nutrients, and the gut prevents the rest from going in your bloodstream.
In a perfect world, that would be the end of the story. Everything harmful would not make it’s way to your bloodstream, but that is not what happens. The liver cannot filter everything out, and some of the contents will get through your intestines when they should be kept out. This greatly weakens your immune system and many auto immune diseases begin that way.
The things that cause leaky gut are generally yeast (candida), environmental toxins (food, alcohol), stress, medications, diet, and a multitude of other potential causes. If your Candida is caused by leaky gut or if it’s not caused by leaky gut your first priority is to change your diet to a healthier one. Look through this site for many of my diet tips, as you will need it.
The next thing you want to do is take oral antifungals. Many of them act as antibiotics as well as antifungals. If you do those two things it will help to get rid of the Candida.
According to webmd, many of the symptoms of leaky gut will subside if you take care of the issues causing it http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/leaky-gut-syndrome?page=2. If you live healthy, you will be much better off.