Brain Fog From Leaky Gut

Foods To Avoid On Leaky Gut Diet

Greetings. It's Eric Bakker, naturopath fromNew Zealand, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of a range of products called Canxida.Thanks for checking out this tutorial. I've got a question here from a guy on YouTube calledPro Chess Player. I think his name is Josh and Josh is asking me quot;Eric, can you pleasedo a tutorial on foods to avoid for Leaky Gut syndromeéquot; Josh, one thing you and I havegot in common. I think I've checked out your site. You love playing chess. So do I, butI keep getting beaten by my teenage son, which is really annoying for me. One thing I don'tget beaten by is questions for Candida, so we're going to address that right now.What are some foods to avoid with leaky guté

Well, I've just spent a little bit of timeon the internet looking at a lot of sites on leaky gut syndrome to get a feel for whatthe general consensus is out there. Here's quite a wellknown website from a very wellknown in America who will remain nameless and this is saying, quot;Foods that causeleaky gut, gluten, cow's products, sugar, unsprouted grains, and GMO.quot; Very true, ,but there are a lot of things that you're missing out on. I'm going to go into somedetail with this tutorial. Grains, I've got another site, in fact, I just went to Google and typedin foods to avoid with leaky gut, and the paleodiet came up. Grains, legumes, dairy,sugar, unhealthy oils, alcohol, caffeine,

excessive carbohydrate consumption. This isa bit closer to the mark. But when you've got leaky gut, basically,a good advice for you with foods to avoid in general is processed foods. Processed foods,in general. So when you go shopping, I've said this before in tutorials, if you do shopat a supermarket, buy your foods only from the outside perimeter. Meats, vegetables,perishable products because these are less likely to cause problems with leaky gut. Itis true that alcohol and caffeine do cause leaky gut. Alcohol, to me, is the top of thequot;noquot; tree when it comes to leaky gut. If you would say to me, quot;What food is most associatedwith leaky gutéquot; I would say alcohol.

What out of everything I know is associatedwith leaky gut is antibiotics. That's really the top of the biggest tree is antibioticsor all kinds of pharmaceutical medications, antiinflammatories, steroids, antidepressants,sleeping pills, any kind of a drug, for blocking stomach acid or reducing pain. All of thesedrugs are involved in leaky gut. Including Tylenol, paracetamol, any of these kind ofdrugs. Birth control pills, all involved with leaky gut. But antibiotics are the top ofthe tree. But when we look at foods and beverages, alcoholis right at the top, so don't even think about drinking alcohol if you're worried about leakygut. And even if your gut is healthy like

mine, drinking alcohol occasionally will predisposeyou to leaky gut. You will make your gut increasingly leaky by drinking. Every drink you take increasesyour likelihood of making the gut leakier and leakier. And then on top of that if youput antibiotics and high stress in there, you're a sitting duck for a serious leakygut problem. Grains, yes and no. I believe that most peoplecan tolerate small amounts of gluten in their diet when they're healthy like me. I don'teat bread or flour products. I much prefer to have brown rice in my diet and grains likequinoa or millet. But I do have a piece of bread every now and then and I really enjoya nice piece of toast with some tahini or

an organic peanut butter. And I really enjoythe taste, the texture, the smell, and I'm sure most people do. I would not eat a pieceof bread every single day with peanut butter on it. I wouldn't do that. It's just everynow and then; these things are fine. Grains in general. You need to be carefulof refined flours, white flour, donuts, cookies, these sorts of foods. Every time I go to theairport and fly out, I see the donut stand and you see all the big large people sittingthere buying donuts with all these sugar toppings. That's crap. That's the sort of stuff youwant to avoid. Ice cream, refined carbohydrates, these sorts of foods. That's the sugars. Chocolatebars full of sugar, candy, confectionary,

Best Foods To Eat On Leaky Gut Diet

Greetings. It's New Zealand naturopath EricBakker, author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of dietary supplements.Thanks for checking out the tutorial today. I've got a request from a person on YouTube calledPro Chess Player. I'm not quite sure if this is a man or a lady. The person is called ProChess Player and Pro Chess Player has posed a question to me, quot;Eric, can you talk aboutfoods to eat with leaky gut syndromeé What are the best foods to eat with leaky gutéAnd also how does a leaky gut diet differ from a Candida dietéquot;Let's talk about that now. Most people with Candida have got leaky gut syndrome. I'm notgoing to go into a great deal on this tutorial

about what leaky gut is because you can seethat on some of my other tutorials, but leaky gut is basically a term we use for intestinalpermeability. It's when the small intestine becomes more permeable, particularly to differentkinds of proteins in our diet and they can affect the immune system on the other sidein particularly systemically. So these things don't necessarily follow the normal pathwayof digestion and absorption. They bypass that and they can seriously affect the immune function.Lots of people in the western world have got leaky gut. Before we go into foods to eatfor leaky gut, first let's say what you shouldn't really eat or drink with leaky gut. The topof the tree, in my opinion, is alcohol. Alcohol

really affects leaky gut. There is no wayaround this. Cutting out all forms of alcohol for several months is a clever move if youwant to heal the lining of the gut. All kind of pharmaceutical medications, especiallyantibiotics, but also antiinflammatories or any anti kind of drug is going to createa situation particularly long term where you get serious intestinal permeability. Pharmaceuticalmedications, alcohol, also takeaway food, processed food, junk food; stress also helpsto bring leaky gut to the foreground. All kind of chemicals in our diet, fluoride inwater, chlorine, heavy metals that come through different ways into our diet, these are allways we can get leaky gut and exacerbate it

if we have got it.Good foods to eat with leaky gut are foods that really allow the healing of the liningof the gut. So you've got this membrane inside the small valve called the brush border. It'sbasically a mucous rich membrane that allows beneficial bacteria to grow in there and effectivelyseals off the junctions between the cells to stop the gut from becoming permeable. Soit's all about building the lining of the gut. That's what we want to do. Think aboutfoods that are going to really achieve this. I've got a couple lists here of foods I'vewritten down. Besides, of course, the obvious fermented and cultured foods like kefir, yogurt,sauerkraut, kimchi, and there are various

other ones you can consume that are goingto really do this. They're going to really benefit leaky gut. A big caution here. Ifyou're not used to eating these kind of foods, please go slowly into these cultured and fermentedfoods. Also, the foods I'm going to read out now go easy on them.Fructooligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharide foods. Prebiotic rich foods really encouragethe gut to heal. Jerusalem artichokes, yacon tubers, burdock roots, chicory roots, dandelionroots, garlic, onions, leeks, asparagus, globe artichokes. That's the FOS foods. Now theGOS foods. Legumes, brassicas, fresh beans, beetroots, rice sourdough, if you can tolerateit, sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, and linseed

sunflower arine mix, which is my favorite.Here are some good vegetables for you to eat with leaky gut. Purple carrots, dark carrotsare quite good because they're high in polyphenols. Polyphenols are nutritional substances thatreally help to heal various parts of the body, especially the gut. Red cabbage, spinach,red onions, broccoli, red lettuce, black rice or red rice, whole grain sourdough rye bread,of course, and black olives. Notice how I mention black or darké Notice also how I mentioncarrotsé Carrots aren't necessarily bad for people with Candida. Unless they've got aserious yeast infection, they should not have to avoid carrots. Corn is different, however.Corn and pumpkin and squash. You need to be

What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Leaky Gut Syndrome

Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from NewZealand, author Candida Crusher. I've got a question here from a guy in the States.I'm not going to mention his name. He wanted to stay anonymous. He's asking me Eric, whatare the signs and symptoms of leaky gut syndromeé The signs and symptoms, there could be a tonof them. I've done a few tutorials on leaky gut, and I did one just before basically on howdo you know that you've got leaky guté What are some of the conditions that are obviouswith ité The most common signs and symptoms of leakygut syndrome are gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.These are very common ones. There are tons

of them. You can get digestive discomfortwith leaky gut. And a common place to get it is anywhere around here where the smallintestine is. Anywhere around this region, it's centrally. The large intestine tendsto be more the perimeter and the small intestine tends to be more central. Anywhere central.This is why people with parasites tend to have more of a sensation around the umbilicalcord because that is really a central part of the small intestine. And parasites, inmy opinion, especially acute parasite infections, tend to favor the small intestine, particularlythe center of it, the ileum. But when you've got leaky gut, you could alsofeel sensations a little bit higher up. And

they can be here sometimes. You could almostthink you've got heartburn. Leaky gut doesn't usually radiate any pain toward the back likea gall bladder pain or pancreatic pain will. It tends to be more frontal. And it can besomething like bloating, gas, or having to undo your waistband after a meal. Generally,you're not going to get pains off to the side as I mentioned because that's generally morecolon or large intestine dysfunction. It will be a central kind of disturbance.For the lesser known complaints with leaky gut can be things like brain fog, itchy skin,sore joints, seasonal allergies, immune dysfunction, insomnia, there can be a whole raft of differentthings that signal leaky gut syndrome. Remember,

what we're doing with leaky gut is we're allowingundigested food particles to enter into the bloodstream or potentially Candida or celldebris or all sorts of rubbish that really should be digested properly and filtered throughthe microvilli. But they're bypassing the microvilli, getting in through the intracellularjunctions, and challenging immune system. When we challenge the immune system, therecould be a myriad of complaints that could be possible. Thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunedisease, diabetes, all sort of conditions can occur as a result long term. Leaky gutis something that you really want to fix up in the early stages rather than let it buildup over a 10, 20, or 30 year period when it

gets seriously bad.Imagine you've got a small amount of rot in a roof of a house. In fact, my house thatI'm living in now, this is the rebuilt section, but old house up the front here. I've gota 100year old cottage. We built this extension on. But when we put a whole new roof overthe lot, we found so much rot in the roof of the old house. It cost me a fortune toget all the new beams replaced. Had that been repaired a long, long time ago, maybe 30,40 or 50 years ago, it would have been quite cheap. But now, it was in the tens of thousandsof dollars to repair that damage. Because the damage just continued on and on. And ifthe damage would have continued on for many

more years, the whole roof would have hadto be replaced, all the timber at a huge cost. Now, your digestive system is like that. Ifyou don't fix something up now when you've got a bit of gas or a bit of bloating or afew headaches or aches or pains, you can imagine what will happen if you leave that undisturbedfor 20, 30 or 40 years. Those are the functional complaints that end up becoming autoimmunediseases and even cancer. Lots of people laugh and joke when they pass gas, they fart, butwhat they don't realize is that this condition if it gets serious and long term, it's goingto be a major problem. And then there is no more laughing. Then there is crying. A stitchin time saves nine.

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