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, SjÃ¶gren'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,
Warning Signs That Youre Zinc Deficient
Hey guys, Axe here from draxe . Today,I'm going to share with you the five warning signs that you're zinc deficient. Zinc deficiencyis something that's very common and can cause a number of health issues. Let me say this as well, I estimate about75% of people out there today are deficient in zinc. Here are the five warning signs thatyou are zinc deficient. Also at the end of this tutorial I'll talk about my top five zincrichfoods you should be getting in and what to look for in a zinc supplement. Number one warning sign that you have a zincdeficiency is if you're immune compromised.
If you tend to get sick frequently, if youhave immune system issues, if you've ever come down with any sort of chronic allergiesor anything like that, that's a big warning sign that you are zinc deficient. So again, if you're immune compromised, ifyou get sick often or you're always that person that gets sick, that is a major warning sign.Also, if you've had any other disease related to immunodeficiency, that's a warning signyou're zinc deficient. Number two warning sign you're zinc deficientis if you have leaky gut. Leaky gut is a condition where proteins can leak through the gut andcause systemic inflammation, and that's also
relate to food allergies, thyroid problems,adrenal fatigue. But number two warning sign that you are zincdeficient is if you have leaky gut and you have malabsorption, you're not digesting yournutrients well. Number three warning sign you're zinc deficientis if you struggle with diarrhea, if you ever have loose stools. That's where, again, yourstools aren't firmly formed in the toilet. That's a big warning sign that you're zincdeficient. Also if you have inflammatory bowel disease,like irritable bowel syndrome, any of those issues whatsoever, even gas and bloating.Those are warning signs you are zinc deficient.
Number four warning sign is thinning hairor losing your hair. If you have thin hair or are losing your hair, zinc is an essentialmineral that really supports thicker hair growth and also just supports your body growingand repairing and healing. Number five warning sign you're zinc deficientis you have any sort of inflammatory skin issue, especially acne, eczema, dermatitis,or psoriasis. All of those are warning signs that you are zinc deficient. There are other warning signs, but I wantto talk about what people are most deficient in zinc and what causes a zinc deficiency.One of the biggest things that causes a zinc
deficiency is high levels of emotional stress. If you are emotionally stressed out, overtime your body has to utilize zinc and that mineral to heal and repair the body, to repairthe brain, to repair the skin, to repair your organs. Zinc is a reparative mineral thatactually is even critical for protein synthesis and utilization in your body. So if you havehad, let's say, a loss in the family or a very stressful job, and you're not sleepingenough, any of those things, that is a big cause of zinc deficiency. The second most common cause of zinc deficiencyis over exercise. Triathletes, marathon runners,
and CrossFit athletes are some of the peoplethat are most susceptible to a zinc deficiency. So again, if you work out a lot and maybeeven have overworked out in the past that can cause zinc deficiency. The third mostcommon reason you're zinc deficient is if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Obviouslywhen you're eating for two that can cause mineral deficiencies, and so again, that cancause a zinc deficiency. Last but not least, typically aging womenor elderly, they tend to have malabsorption, so they don't absorb zinc well, so they tendto have a zinc deficiency as something that can happen. So if you're going to get morezinc in your diet, a few things need to happen.
Hey, guys. Axe, Nutritionist and of Functional Medicine. Today, I want to talk to you about the benefits of Lglutemine powder.Lglutemine is an amino acid that is very, very abundant in the human body, especiallyin your musculoskeletal tissue. Lglutemine is used, primarily today . . . actually, firstit was used mostly by people in the fitness industry, people that were looking to preservemuscle tissue. So both loose weight, burn fat and gain muscle were the most common usesof Lglutemine powders today. You can see Lglutemine is basically this sort of whitepowder here. You can see on the tip of my finger. But, it's just an amino acid thatis a building block of protein.
But there are many benefits of Lgluteminealong with . . . I mentioned building muscle, igloo weight, burning fat. In addition tothat Lglutemine can also help heal and repair your gut. So, there are millions of peopletoday struggling with a condition called leaky gut, which, basically, is the main cause todayof autoimmune disease. It's the main cause of thyroid issues like Hashimoto's disease.It also causes arthritis, skin issues like psoriasis. And, so that's caused by leaky gut and Lglutemineis the number one amino acid your gut needs to help heal and repair leaky gut. So, ifyou have any type of digestive issue whatsoever,
what I believe by far the most important aminoacid you need in your diet is Lglutemine on a regular basis. So, again, using Lglutemineis great. What I recommend is typically between 2 to5 grams twice daily. There are two forms of Lglutemine. You can get regular Lglutemine,in what's called its free form, and that should be taken with food ideally because, basically,if it's not taken with food, it's not absorbed as well. There's another type of Lgluteminecalled transalanyl or alanylLglutemine, and that's an amino acid attached to anotheramino acid which basically manes you're going to digest it much better. You can take iton an empty stomach, but it's really best
taken your meal right before and after workouts,in terms of it really supporting your metabolism, both weight loss as well as building muscle,retaining muscle. So it really keeps you from losing muscle.So, let's say for instance, you have an elderly person and they are starting to waste awayfrom kikexia, which is from cancer, and they're wasting away over time, Lglutemine is thenumber one supplement they should be taking that's keeps them from having muscle wasting.If you're an athlete and you're out there working really hard but you know, becauseyou did a lot of training, that you're, you're already burning up some muscle, Lgluteminekeeps that from happening.
Again, if you struggle with digestive issues,whether it's irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease, ulcerativecolitis, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, leaky gut or any of the issues associated with leakygut, like joint pain, rosacea, any type of autoimmune response, Lglutemine can supportyour body in healing. If you want to get more details on all of the health benefits of Lglutemine,visit my website, draxe . Look up Axe, go to my website and look up Lglutemine.I go through all of the studies, all of the benefits, where to get the best type of Lglutemine.You can find it right there on draxe . So, again, Lglutemine great for digestion,crucial for metabolism, an important amino
acid for your whole body and a great thingto take in supplement form. Check it out there on draxe .