Hi Frankie. We work with children age 4-17, but lots of our children have leaky gut and other GI issues that are directly linked with their anxiety. There are many reasons for anxiety, but if this is something you have struggled with most of your life then it definitely could be developmental in nature. Do you also get startled easily? There is a primitive reflex called the Moro reflex that is found in infants but should be well gone by 12 months of age. Many of our kids still exibit this or other primitive reflexes, and this one, in particular, will cause you to live more in a 'fight or flight' response rather than a 'rest and digest' which should be the normal resting state. When this happens, and you are always on edge, and your brain will shunt blood to your extremities in order to respond with fight or flight, which takes blood flow and proper stimulation away from your gut and can lead to leaky gut over time. Hopefully, that helps, and there are some simple exercises you can do to work on inhibiting these primitive reflexes at home!