Leaky Gut Syndrome

  • By Pattie Rose
  • 31 May, 2017

What is Leaky Gut Anyway?

                                                                        

If you’ve been on Pinterest or FaceBook recently you no doubt have seen this topic floating around or being talked about. But what does it mean exactly? Inside your intestinal tract is a protective lining with openings that allow nutrients from foods to be passed into the blood stream after being digested properly. This lining works as a barrier to prevent large, undigested particles of food getting into the blood stream causing damage to the body.

What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is when someone has a malfunction in the ability of the tight junctions of the protective lining in the gut to open and close appropriately and thereby allowing large, undigested particles of food to enter the blood stream instead of only the nutrients from the properly digested food. When this happens proteins like gluten, harmful bacteria, toxins, and toxic waste byproducts from bacteria enter the system causing an immune reaction in the body.

Leaky gut can cause food sensitivities, rashes, hives or itching, and eventually lead to autoimmune conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Hashimotto’s thyroiditis, Lupus, and more. The immune reaction by the body to Leaky gut causes an inflammatory response that can also cause symptoms like bloating, depression and anxiety, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue, joint pain, headaches, weight gain, or skin disorders like psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and eczema. Leaky gut can also cause vitamins like zinc, iron, and vitamin B12 to not be absorbed properly.

Causes of Leaky Gut

The main causes of Leaky Gut include chronic stress, toxin overload, bacterial imbalances, and poor nutrition. Consuming sugar, conventional cow’s milk, gluten, and genetically modified foods cause confusion in the body as it does not recognize these as real foods for human benefit. Once your body has healed from Leaky Gut adding back these foods from time to time may not be harmful or cause problems.

How to Heal from Leaky Gut

To heal from Leaky gut you will need to eliminate damaging foods, replace them with real foods as close to the original state that they come in instead of from a box, packaged, processed, frozen, or canned source. Repair the gut lining with specific supplements known to repair the gut, and repopulate with probiotics to rebalance the ratio of good bacteria to harmful ones.

Important foods to stay away from to heal Leaky Gut: Sugar, grains, GMO foods, hormone laden meats, and conventional dairy products. Also, eliminate tap water, pesticides, over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, and use antibiotics judiciously.

 

Kiefer D., Ali-Akbarian L (2004). “A brief evidence-based review of two gastrointestinal illnesses: irritable bowel and leaky gut syndromes.” Alternative Therapy Health Medicine (3): 22-30.
Pike M.G, et al. (1986). “Increased Intestinal Permeability in Atopic Eczema.” Journal of Investigative Dermatology 86(2): 101-104..
Maes M, Leunis JC (2008). “Normalization of leaky gut in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is accompanied by a clinical improvement: effects of age, duration of illness and the translocation of LPS from gram-negative bacteria.” Journal of Neuro Endocrinology , 29(6), pp. 902-10.
Visser, J (2010). Tight Junctions, Intestinal Permeability and Autoimmunity Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes Paradigms. PubMed.
Z Liu, N, Li,J Neu (2005). “Tight junctions, leaky intestines, and pediatric diseases.” Acta Paediatrica , 94(4), pp. 386-393.

 

 

 


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Your Guide to Healing Mold Sickness

By Pattie Rose 27 Jun, 2017

Multiple names have been given for this illness over the years, including “Mold illness,Biotoxin Illness , or “ Mold Sickness.” This illness is not an allergy or allergic reaction; however, many people confuse that with what is really going on and call the symptoms “allergies.” The common complaints seen are frequent bouts of sinus congestion, pressure, sore throat, cough, or runny nose.

Additional Mold Illness Symptom can also include:
  • Migraine headaches
  • Ice-pick pains
  • Red eyes
  • Fevers
  • Numbness in hands/legs/arms
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Joint pain/stiffness
  • Urinary frequency
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Static shocks
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Skin rashes
  • Stomach problems
  • Food sensitivities
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Mold Illness is a cluster of health problems stemming from an inflammatory response in the body. The inflammatory response starts when the body is exposure to something foreign like mold, fungi, candida, volatile organic compounds (VOC), or biotoxins and the exposure causes the body’s immune system to go on the defense. When the immune system has gone haywire from chronic exposure, inflammatory cytokines are released causing a multitude of symptoms which can affect any tissue or organ in the body causing many health problems.

Learn more about mold illness and how to recover on our website:  http://healingmoldsickness.com .

By Pattie Rose 31 May, 2017

                                                                        

If you’ve been on Pinterest or FaceBook recently you no doubt have seen this topic floating around or being talked about. But what does it mean exactly? Inside your intestinal tract is a protective lining with openings that allow nutrients from foods to be passed into the blood stream after being digested properly. This lining works as a barrier to prevent large, undigested particles of food getting into the blood stream causing damage to the body.

What is Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is when someone has a malfunction in the ability of the tight junctions of the protective lining in the gut to open and close appropriately and thereby allowing large, undigested particles of food to enter the blood stream instead of only the nutrients from the properly digested food. When this happens proteins like gluten, harmful bacteria, toxins, and toxic waste byproducts from bacteria enter the system causing an immune reaction in the body.

Leaky gut can cause food sensitivities, rashes, hives or itching, and eventually lead to autoimmune conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Hashimotto’s thyroiditis, Lupus, and more. The immune reaction by the body to Leaky gut causes an inflammatory response that can also cause symptoms like bloating, depression and anxiety, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue, joint pain, headaches, weight gain, or skin disorders like psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and eczema. Leaky gut can also cause vitamins like zinc, iron, and vitamin B12 to not be absorbed properly.

Causes of Leaky Gut

The main causes of Leaky Gut include chronic stress, toxin overload, bacterial imbalances, and poor nutrition. Consuming sugar, conventional cow’s milk, gluten, and genetically modified foods cause confusion in the body as it does not recognize these as real foods for human benefit. Once your body has healed from Leaky Gut adding back these foods from time to time may not be harmful or cause problems.

How to Heal from Leaky Gut

To heal from Leaky gut you will need to eliminate damaging foods, replace them with real foods as close to the original state that they come in instead of from a box, packaged, processed, frozen, or canned source. Repair the gut lining with specific supplements known to repair the gut, and repopulate with probiotics to rebalance the ratio of good bacteria to harmful ones.

Important foods to stay away from to heal Leaky Gut: Sugar, grains, GMO foods, hormone laden meats, and conventional dairy products. Also, eliminate tap water, pesticides, over the counter anti-inflammatory medicines like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, and use antibiotics judiciously.

 

Kiefer D., Ali-Akbarian L (2004). “A brief evidence-based review of two gastrointestinal illnesses: irritable bowel and leaky gut syndromes.” Alternative Therapy Health Medicine (3): 22-30.
Pike M.G, et al. (1986). “Increased Intestinal Permeability in Atopic Eczema.” Journal of Investigative Dermatology 86(2): 101-104..
Maes M, Leunis JC (2008). “Normalization of leaky gut in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is accompanied by a clinical improvement: effects of age, duration of illness and the translocation of LPS from gram-negative bacteria.” Journal of Neuro Endocrinology , 29(6), pp. 902-10.
Visser, J (2010). Tight Junctions, Intestinal Permeability and Autoimmunity Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes Paradigms. PubMed.
Z Liu, N, Li,J Neu (2005). “Tight junctions, leaky intestines, and pediatric diseases.” Acta Paediatrica , 94(4), pp. 386-393.

 

 

 

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