Leaky Gut And Fatigue

Best Diet Approach To Cure Leaky Gut Syndrome

Thank for checking out my tutorial. We're goingto do a tutorial today on leaky gut. Basically, the best foods and diet to heal a leaky gut.As you're probably aware, I've done quite a few tutorials on this channel. I've been aroundfor a while now. This is my 27th year of practice. I've been seeing patients an awfully longtime, and I've seen every diet you can imagine. Just look behind me and look at all the bookshelves.I've gotten a few comments on how bent my bookshelves are. I made those when I was astudent, quite a long time ago now. I've got thousands of books. In fact, I've got twobookshelves here, another bookshelf here, I've got three bookshelves out in the back,and I've got boxes out in the back with more

books that my wife won't allow me to havein my room because it looks too crappy, she says, for patients.Let's talk a little bit about books, for example, and diets. There are thousands of diet booksout there. I've seen so many of them. I've been collecting books on health really sincemy 20s. I've read lots of books and I've looked at lots of blog sites on the best kind offoods to eat for leaky gut. I can remember reading about the Paleo diet when people weren'teven around that started thinking the Paleo diet was like the quot;inquot; thing. There is a guycalled Chris Kresser online in America who's very big with this Paleo diet. I read thisbook here, Paleolithic Prescription in 1988,

before it even became a fad. It's all a fadnow. And this book here is pretty cool, Native Nutrition. Again another book from the 80sand 90s. I read all those books when I was in my 20s and started to realize people needto eat common sense, basic foods. It's not rocket science.You probably know this book, The Gaps Diet. Another good book from Liz Lipski, DigestiveWellness. A good Irish friend of mine, John McKenna, books on the stomach. NourishingTraditions from Sally Fallon. The list goes on and on. Everyone has got their own takeon what are the best foods to eat. And everyone who comes out with a book like The Body EcologyDiet, The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the

blah, blah diet, the blah, blah, blah, blah,blah, blah diet. There are millions of diet books out there.What you've got to try to get through your mind is no diet is going to be specific foryou. So when you've got The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, why don't we call it The Specific JaneDiet, The Specific Joe Diet, or The Specific Mary Dieté In my writing and teaching, I'vealways maintained that there is no such bloody thing as one diet that suits hundreds of people.That's why I would never write a diet book as such myself.If you looked at my Candida Crusher book and also in my psoriasis program that I recentlylaunched, you'll find that I really emphasize

a point that I want you to try to find thefoods that best suit you as a human being, not me or Donna Gates or not Sally Fallonor not Natasha CampbellMcBride, not Chris Kresser, not all these other people. They'renot bloody gurus. They're just people who write about diets, and they give you options.They give you recipes, but you need to experiment with these things. Every person who buys thesebooks or who sees me who's been on a program, they always end up modifying those programsto suit themselves. Many people tell me that when they've gone, for example, on the BodyEcology Diet; they find they can eat certain foods that Donna Gates says that they shouldavoid. And it's the same thing when people

go on any other diet like the Gut and PsychologyDiet. I've had a patient recently who's been onthe SCD Diet, The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, for about four years hard out and not feelingbetter. So I got this guy and his wife and two children, they're all on the diet, tomake modifications. I said, quot;Look, it's time to introduce bread.quot; quot;Oh, no. I can't eatbread. On the SCD diet, it says it's toxic. It's poison.quot; But when I got his wife to eatsome bread, just flat bread, chipati kind of bread, she felt good. In fact, she gaineda bit of weight. She improved. And then after a couple of weeks of observing his wife doingthis, this gentlemen did the same, and he

How to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

Okay, well, I want to welcome everyone. Thisis Nik Hedberg, and tonight we're talking about how to heal leaky gut syndrome. So,let's get this started. I really enjoy doing these webinars, tryingto get some good information out there to everyone. And leaky gut, it's a big issue.Its main connections are going to be with autoimmune diseases and a variety of chronicconditions, which we'll talk about. I'm just going to cover what it is, what causes leakygut, and then some of the things that you can do about it, and then how we manage itin the practice if it's there. The medical term for leaky gut is gastrointestinalhyperpermeability. It is recognized in conventional

medicine, but it's really not going to berecognized by your average . They kind of look down on it or laugh at it, so to speak,but it is definitely something very real. So, let's go ahead and jump right in. Gettingto the symptoms, conditions associated, conditions connected with leaky gut syndrome, and asI mentioned, autoimmune diseases are a big one, like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves'disease, lupus, Sjögren's, alopecia, rheumatoid arthritis, et cetera. A lot of the symptoms you'll see are fatigue,brain fog. Brain fog is basically inflammation of the brain. Because we don't have pain receptorsin the brain, that's basically how the body

tells us that the brain is inflamed when there'sfogginess. And there's a really strong connection there between the gut and the brain just in general. Weight gain, depression and anxiety. There'sa lot of literature out there connecting chronic inflammation and inflammation in the gut andpsychological issues like depression and anxiety. Different digestive problems, like IrritableBowel Syndrome, Crohn's disease, all sorts of colitis, and then just general symptomslike gas, bloating, cramping, things like that. Food allergies, of course. Arthritis and jointpain, migraine headaches, adrenal gland imbalances,

and then what we call adrenal fatigue, andthen of course asthma and allergies. The gut barrier is called a mucosal barrier,and if there's dysfunction there, there's going to be dysfunction in the other mucosalbarriers like the lungs, for example. So, what is leaky guté What you see here onthe left is what we will call a healthy gut lining. These are what we call villi, they'relike fingers, and that's where all of the absorption occurs in between these gaps. Thisis also where the immune system is. So the gut barrier protects you from a lot of differentthings. It protects you from infections like viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, it protectsyou from absorbing undigested protein, and

so it's this mucosal barrier that's very protective. Now, leaky gut is when that barrier becomesbroken down, and you can see it's all flat here, all of the villi have been compromised.And so when you have leaky gut, you can also have malabsorption. That might be kind ofdifficult to understand for some people, but the intestinal barrier is selective, and whenthe immune system becomes compromised, then it can no longer protect you from the varietyof things that we just talked about. Malabsorption means that the absorptive capacityof the gut barrier is not what it used to be, so people will start to develop nutrientdeficiencies and they won't be able to absorb

protein, carbohydrates and fat. So this isa visual of what we call leaky gut. Now, these are some of the main causes. Whatyou see here in the pink is a diagram of the intestinal barrier. I want to give creditto Aristo Vojdani, he is an immunologist for this slide, and Vojdani has spokenextensively on leaky gut. So these are some of the main things thatwe see up here. Dietary proteins and peptides, so that's going to be like gluten, dairy andother allergies; other foods that are highly allergenic; antibodies, and that's if there'ssome kind of infection in the intestine; drugs and xenobiotics, so environmental chemicals,environmental toxins; prescription medications,

How to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue

Hey guys, Axe here, of FunctionalMedicine and Nutritionist. Today I'm going to talk about how to overcome adrenal fatigue.And so many people today struggle with adrenal insufficiency, major fatigue issues, and it'sdue to problems with the adrenal glands. And the adrenal glands are two sort of thumbsizedorgans that sit here in the back of your flank area, and there are so many people, I wouldsay about 80% of the population that at some point will struggle with adrenal fatigue atsome point in their life. And in this tutorial I'm going to go throughthe three steps you must follow if you want to heal adrenal fatigue for good. And reallyit starts with diet. Actually, before I get

into that though, let me talk about warningsigns you have adrenal fatigue. Number one, if you struggle with fatigue,even if you get enough sleep at night and the next day you wake up and you're stilltired, that is a major warning sign you have adrenal fatigue. If you feel like you canjust never catch up or you're always tired, that's a warning sign you have adrenal fatigue. If you feel overwhelmed and stressed, youfeel anxiety, those are warning signs you have adrenal fatigue. If you have troublefocusing or concentrating or poor memory, those are warning signs you have adrenal fatigueor adrenal insufficiency.

Also, if you have a thyroid issue, prettymuch every person that has a thyroid condition, whether it's hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's orGraves' disease, any of those issues, that probably means you do have an adrenal issue. And some other warning signs could be thatyou are storing excess body fat. So if you have gone to the gym and you've worked outfor hours, and you're still not losing weight like you think you should. Or you can't seemto lose that last five pounds or break through that weight loss plateau, those are warningsigns that you have adrenal fatigue. And so step number one in healing adrenalfatigue is changing your diet. The top foods

you must get out of your diet to heal youradrenal glands is number one, caffeine. If you're consuming loads and loads of coffeeon a regular basis and large amounts of caffeine, that will definitely burn out your adrenalglands. The other thing is consuming too much sugar.Sugar will burn out your adrenal glands. Hydrogenated oils in foods that are just stimulants, likeI've already mentioned, foods that really imbalance blood sugar levels and will causespikes. But caffeine and sugar are the two biggies that you need to get out of your diet. Now, the next thing here are the foods thatreally support your adrenal glands. And foods

that are high in Vitamin B12 and magnesium,also foods that help stabilize blood sugar and energy levels. Coconut products, like coconut oil, coconutmilk, coconut meat, those are great for supporting your adrenal glands. Olives are great, olivesand olive oil. Raw dairy products and grassfed butter are fantastic, organic meats. Doingloads of vegetables, especially spinach, kale, and chard are great for the adrenal glands. Also, seaweed. Seaweed contains iodine alongwith other minerals that can support the adrenal glands as well. And so, again, adding someof those foods in your diet is a definite

must in changing your diet if you want toovercome adrenal fatigue. Now, the second thing you need to do to healadrenal fatigue is take supplements that support your adrenal glands, and there is a groupof herbs or roots called adaptogen or adaptogenic herbs which include a family of things, likeashwagandha, rhodiola, Holy Basil, licorice root and ginseng. But adaptogen herbs are titled adaptogensbecause they help your body adapt and deal with stress, and these have big benefits. The number one you want to take, the numberone adaptogen for specifically your adrenals

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