Leaky Gut Syndrome Reversal Begins By Cleaning The Gut
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a very complex and controversial condition
Leaky Gut Syndrome is the term used to describe the condition of an altered or damaged bowel lining. The damage is caused by increased permeability of the gut wall resulting from toxins, poor diet, parasites, infection, or medications. The leaky gut then allows substances such as toxins, microbes, undigested food, waste, or larger than normal macromolecules leak through an abnormally-permeable gut wall. These out of place substances affect the body directly or initiate an immune reaction.
Leaky Gut In 80% of Americans
By now, in your research to find out what your problem may be, you may have heard the term “leaky gut” and wondered what it is? Leaky gut syndrome is at the root, it turns out, of many gut and health disorders. Our gastrointestinal tract is designed to digest food, break it down into smaller parts, and absorb the nutrition that is required while keeping out harmful organisms, such as bad bacteria, parasites, and yeast. Yes, your gut is designed to have a a certain degree of leakiness to function properly. But to be clear, the term for the good type of leakiness is porousness, which is basically controlled leakiness. Porousness allows for the passing of small molecules (digested food) through small openings or transport channels in the wall of the enterocytes (cells that line our intestines). Imagine a healthy gut as a cheesecloth with very small holes that allow only nutrients to pass through.
In a healthy gut, digested food is absorbed into the cell wall, passing through this tightly-controlled mechanism. But when a gut becomes “leaky,” there is little absorption because of the opening in the cell wall that allows substances (such as partially digested food particles) to pass through this lining. So basically, your cheesecloth-type lining develops holes big enough to allow larger food particles to pass through. Large proteins and pathogenic organisms then move into the spaces between the cells, which are made up of tight connections.
So leaky gut is a condition where the tight connections between the cells that line the inside of our intestines become loose, allowing for large molecules (ie: partially digested food particles) to pass through the gut lining. Normally, digested food is absorbed through the cell wall, but in a leaky gut condition, the openings between the cells is expanded, and the body is exposed to these larger protein molecules from food which can trigger immune reactions to these, and other foods.
How is Leaky Gut Syndrome Connected to the Immune System?
The largest percentage of the immune system is all along the walls of the intestines. Immune cells serve as the first line of defense to protect the gut from any invaders along the entire length of your digestive tract. However, in a leaky gut condition, the immune cells are exposed to partially digested food particles that squeeze through the spaces between the cells that line the intestines. These immune cells then signal white blood cells to form antibodies to these food particles. Many conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraines, are at least partly due to immune reactions to foods that a person may consume on a regular basis, research has clearly shown us.
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Many factors may lead to the development of a leaky gut, including:
Poor dietary choices
Systemic inflammatory diseases
Low stomach acid
Anti-inflammatory medications, like Naprosyn, Ibuprofen, Motrin, and aspirin, warn about their side effects. One of which is that they essentially punch holes in your gut lining.
Antibiotics are designed to destroy and disrupt the normal gut flora.
Leaky gut syndrome may be the underlying root cause of many diseases, including gut-related ones like IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis – among others.
It is also connected to other conditions that may seem to be disassociated with the gut, such as migraine headaches, allergies, eczema, hives, and autoimmune diseases. But, it turns out, all these conditions have in commona a disruption in the normal healthy gut lining.
GMO Corn – In It’s Many Forms – Could Be A Major Factor
Bt insecticide kills bugs by “breaking open their stomachs.” Monsanto has genetically engineered their insecticide into our corn. Could it be busting holes in your gut also?
It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population now has some degree of leaky gut syndrome – a condition where holes in our intestines allow food particles and toxins unfiltered into our blood stream. The medical-industrial-disease complex does not even recognize leaky gut as a legitimate condition, due to the massive amount of revenue derived from it. But alternative healthcare practitioners claim that a leaky gut condition is the main culprit behind most all food allergies, auto-immune disorders (like lupus), multiple sclerosis, eczema, and even diabetes and cancer.
Jeffrey Smith, Author of Seeds of Deception, explains how Monsanto’s Bt corn – which is in the vast majority of processed foods and animal products in America – is literally leaving holes in your gut:
Bacillus thuringiensis or Bacillus thuringiensis, is a naturally occurring soil bacteria with insecticidal properties. Monsanto took a gene from the bacteria, put it into a gun, and shot it into corn cells – creating corn that produces it’s own insecticide, Smith explains.
Bt insecticide kills insects by “breaking open their stomachs,” Smith says.
“There are peer reviewed studies of hundreds of people showing allergic and flu-like symptoms when exposed to Bt,” he said. Mice exposed to Bt had damaged intestines and immune responses. It has also been demonstrated to punch holes in the connectors between human cells, causing leakage.
Smith believes Bt is also punching holes in the human gut, allowing the bt toxin – and food particles – straight into our blood stream, which may explain why some children today are “allergic to everything.”
Monsanto claims that the toxin is harmlessly destroyed in the human digestive system, but Bt has been found in the blood of 93 percent of pregnant women tested, and in 80 percent of their unborn fetuses.
A pregnant woman’s blood circulates into her unborn fetuses’ blood, where the blood/brain barrier has not yet developed, potentially allowing the bt toxin to punch holes in the fetus’ brain cells.
“This is a tremendous danger, none of which is being evaluated before the crops come on the market,” Smith said.
Roundup Ready Means Bacteria from Toxic Waste Was Injected Into the Corn
But insecticide-producing bacteria Bt is not the only bacteria engineer into our food supply. Now, the majority of American corn has been injected with a gene from another bacteria too.
“Years ago the scientists from Monsanto found bacteria growing in a chemical waste dump near their factory, surviving in the presence of RoundUp herbicide, and they figured ‘great, let’s put it in the food supply,’” Smith said.
There are two main traits crops are engineered for – Smith said – “the ability to drink poison and the ability to produce poison.” This second bacteria gives corn the ability to be drenched in – or “drink” – herbicides without dying. These herbicides are soaked all the way up into the corn kernels we eat.
Glyphosate, aka RoundUp, also has been proven to cause extreme damage to the gut. Many now believe it is glyphosate poisoning, not gluten intolerance, that is behind most people’s gut problems in our country.
How do I Know if I Have a Leaky Gut?
The symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome include:
Fatigue (due to malnutrition or its effects on the thyroid)
Weight gain (partly from water retention)
Autoimmune reactions and diseases
How Can I Fix My Leaky Gut?
The treatment for a leaky gut can go fast, or slow, depending on how disciplined you are to in making significant changes in your life and routines.
Treatment of the symptoms of Leaky Gut depends on how severe they have become. Leaky Gut is often accompanied by a dysbiosis (microbial imbalance) in the body. This imbalance must be corrected. If the stomach acid is too low, it leads to a condition known as SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), which can be corrected through stomach acid supplementation.
Exposure to toxins or antibiotics must be reduced or preferably eliminated. Exposure to foods that aggrevate your system needs to be eliminated. (Sometimes testing for food sensitivities through IgG Type4 testing reveals what foods are upsetting the immune reaction and need to be completely avoided.)
Digestive enzymes are always recommended. At age 20 your body (pancreas) is manufacturing enough digestive enzymes to process all the food you eat. By the time you are 50 years old, your pancreas is making less than half the enzymes it was when you were 20. So if you are still eating the same amount of food, it is being digest at a pace of less than half. Digestive enzyme supplements is one way to get the food digested.
Also, improving the microbiota of the gut with both probiotics and prebiotics is a key ingredient of this protocol. These beneficial bacteria help regulate our immune response, which in turn helps heal the leaky gut condition. Learning relaxation techniques is helpful in day to day stress reduction.
Eating slowly – rather than quickly or while on the run – are extremely important practices to embrace to heal a leaky gut.
Vitamins A, C,
Omega-3 fatty acids like Cod Live Oil. Also Black Seed Oil – take them in the liquid gell caps so you don’t have to taste it.
L-glutamine (super important nutrient which repairs and tightens the connections of the intestinal cells)
Reduce stress in your life with techniques such as yoga, tai chi, prayer, meditation, etc.
And take Tarsul on a daily basis, to clean and restore your gut to prime function, and back to living free of symptoms.