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,
How to Naturally Heal Low Stomach Acid
Hey, guys, Axe here from draxe . Today,I'm going to talk about natural remedies for low stomach acid. The truth is, your stomachmust be acidic and highly acidic to break down the food you're consuming and for properabsorption. If you have acid reflux of any type, GERD,heartburn, if you have a condition like leaky gut or inflammatory bowel disease, even mostskin issues today, or a lack of certain nutrients, those are all major warning signs that youhave low stomach acid. So you actually want to naturally balance the pH of your stomach. I'm going to talk about the top five stepsand natural remedies you can take and follow
to naturally improve your stomach acid andimprove your digestive function. Again, these are great ways, especially if you have acidreflux, these are great natural cures and remedies. So number one thing you can do to start tobalance this pH in your stomach is take apple cider vinegar right before your meals. I wouldtake one tablespoon and just a very small thing of water. Apple cider vinegar is a great thing to do.It's a great natural remedy because apple cider vinegar has a very low pH in balancewith your stomach. That's the number one remedy.
By the way, one of the thing oftentimes I'lladd to my apple cider vinegar before a meal are digestive bitters. You can get a littletincture of digestive bitters. Those are also great. In fact, bitters have been consumedfor thousands of years right after meals or before meals to improve your digestion. Number two thing you want to start takingto improve your stomach acid are digestive enzymes. I would get a good digestive enzymeblend and do one to two caps right before your meal. You could even take that with theapple cider vinegar. Digestive enzymes will help you fully break down those nutrients.
If your stomach acid is too high, that willactually not allow you to break down the food you're eating, so you must get plenty of enzymes.That's not something you should have to take the rest of your life, but it is somethingyou should take for a time until your stomach acid balances out. That's number two. Number three thing you may consider if youhave stomach acid is HCL with pepsin. That's hydrochloric acid with pepsin. Now, hydrochloricacid is naturally created in your stomach now. That is really the main thing that createsthat very acidic environment to break down food.
But if you're deficient in hydrochloric acid,in stomach acid yourself, that's not going to allow you to fully digest and break downthings like protein, which over time, can also cause a condition called leaky gut. Soyou want to do everything you can to heal and repair your gut. So again, HCL with pepsin is a great thingyou can start taking on a regular basis to really help heal your GI tract, to help fightthings like acid reflux, but again, to help improve stomach acid. Now, the trick with HCL is you typically wantto take that while you're under the care of
a physician or start off with one capsule.By the way, you only take HCL with pepsin if you're taking protein during a meal. Soagain, if you're not taking protein in a meal, you don't want to use it. If you're getting quite a bit of protein ina meal like chicken or beef, you want to take HCL. When you get warmness in your stomachthat means you're taking enough. You need to back it down. Some people need one, somepeople may need to take up to nine capsules of HCL with pepsin. The fourth thing you can do to improve stomachacid is take Manuka honey. Manuka honey is
How to Build Your Hydrochloric Acid
Alright FitLifer, Drew Canole here with ChristaOrekio, once again thank you so much, my pleasure, just helping people all over the world. Ah,in tutorial number one we talked about how to tell if you have Candida, righté We did sixdays of spitting in a glass to see if we have it. And then tutorial number two we did a selfpH test and we also talked about how significant pH is in your body in giving you more vitality,more energy and decreasing your chances of getting something like cancer. So pay attentionto this tutorial cause at the end of this tutorial, Christa's actually going to be giving yousomething that's really really important and can really benefit your life regardless ofwhether or not you have Candida or not. So
stay tuned at the end of this tutorial, we'regoing to be going over that and we just wanted to say thank you to all of the submissionsthat we received from people that actually submitted their tutorials to response to tutorialnumber one in your Candida spit test, congratulations! We knew that it took a lot out of you, we'reexcited to get some of those cookbooks, out to you as well. And today we're talking aboutbuilding hydrochloric acid. There's this process of digestive health, we'll find out if youhave Candida or any bad critters in your digestive system and eliminate it and then you haveto repair the wreath in its way, and that is building stomach acid and this is a reallyimportant tutorial especially for anybody who's
over fifty because after the age of fiftywe produce less and less hydrochloric acid every year, so we're going to make a magicrecipe that builds hydrochloric acid. So what's in the recipeé Well, we have some lemons here,for this particular recipe we're using one lemon, just one, and we have about three knucklesof ginger, like this, already peeled. Alrighté Yes you got to get your carrot shaver outand peel it. Yup so we got the carrot shaver out, we peeled the ginger, you did a remarkablejob I might say, that peeling the ginger. Thank you. Now, so we're going to picklethe ginger. Now why are we using ginger for thisé Oaky, so what we're making with allthis noise is called a ginger pickle and comes
from Ayurveda which is a 5,000 year old Indianmedical system, and so we're going to take this ginger and we then add the juice of afull lemon. So first of all this food, cause we talked about pH grounds, the two most alkalineforming foods that you can consume. Alright. So we added about a half of teaspoon, justregular sea salt. So you guys would make that and just keep that in a jar in the fridgeand then when you're having meals with two of your biggest meals of the day, I just wantyou to take about half a teaspoon. So this is the recipe, that's the recipe. Can I tryité You allow it to pickle in the fridge, about half a teaspoon, and then you chew itreally well. You want to mix all of that
together, you don't have to swallow it ifyou don't like the fiber of ginger, you can spit it out. So this simple, simple recipecan be your way back to health so that you are now producing hydrochloric acid and youcan offset neurological disorder from having enough B12, you can prevent and reverse memorydecline through having enough vitamin B12 and you can prevent your body from gettingbad bugs because hydrochloric acid if you eat any bugs kills the bad bugs. So the gingerpickle is where it's at. And I absolutely love this recipe, I think it's so easy todo every single morning before every meal, like you had mentioned to do that, it's somethingthat anyone can do, you don't have to take
any powders, pills or potions, different thingsto do it, you can make it with ginger that's what Mother Earth intended it to be. So ifyou have done the Candida test and you are one of the 65 percent of people that has thischronic infection you've been living with and you haven't known, look into getting ridof it, look into getting rid of mental fog and depression and digestive issues. If youtake thyroid meds, look into doing this so you can heal your thyroid and you can livea healthier, happier life and slash your lifetime chances of colon cancer by 75 percent. Soby getting rid of this, it's going to allow you to become more than what you are rightnow, I'm convince to that which is exactly