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,
Anxiety and Depression Webinar Holistic Options
Well, welcome everyone. This is Nik Hedberg,and tonight we're going to be talking about holistic options for depression and anxiety,a huge topic in the United States today. Millions and millions of Americans on antidepressantsand medications for anxiety. And tonight we're going to talk about some alternative options,some supplementation, some herbal medicine, and some other things to think about if youdo suffer from depression and anxiety. And if you have a question at the end, youcan just type it into the question area in the chat window, and I'll get to those atthe end of the presentation. When I'm done, we'll open it up for questions, so to speak,and if anyone has any questions or needs to
clarify anything, we'll cover that in detail. So, first, let's just talk about some ofthe main causes of depression that we see and anxiety, the first one being chronic inflammation.And this really goes back to really the inflammation disrupting the neurotransmitters in the brainlike serotonin and dopamine, norepinephrine. And the inflammation can be from anything.It can be from food sensitivities, chronic infections, toxic metals, stress. Many, many things can create inflammation.Genetics, of course. Different amino acid deficiencies like tryptophan, which is theprecursor to serotonin, and Ltyrosine, which
is the precursor to dopamine. And a lot ofthe medications out there are targeting those neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine, andnorepinephrine because they do work. There are other ways, though, to manipulate thoseneurotransmitters as well. And then, of course, whenever you're talkingabout depression and anxiety, we have to talk about the thyroid, and hypothyroidism canlead to anxiety or depression, and the same thing with hyperthyroidism. Not exercising enough definitely a contributor,especially to depression. Environmental toxins. Adrenal imbalances, so imbalances of cortisol,DHEA, and adrenaline. Gut inflammation. In
the book, â€œThe Second Brainâ€� the talks about the intricate connections between the brain and the gut, and if there is inflammationin the gut or dysfunction in the gut, then many times there's also dysfunction in thebrain. Different nutrient deficienciesâ€”we'lltalk about a few tonight. Gastrointestinal dysfunctionâ€”we did a webinar I think a fewmonths ago on how to heal leaky gut syndrome. And if you do have leaky gut or suspect thatyou do, you'll probably want to check that webinar out. Food sensitivitiesâ€”the bigones are really gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs. Those are what we call kind of thebig five. Those can certainly trigger anxiety,
stress. And then, of course, toxic relationships.If there is someone in your life, a friend or a spouse, family, what have you, that candefinitely create depression and anxiety. So the first one I want to mention is fishoil, and fish oil has a tremendous amount of research behind it not only for depressionand enhancing mood but for a variety of things. Fish oil is, of course, mainly omega3 fattyacids. And most Americans are eating too many omega6s and omega9s, so that creates inflammationwhen you have a deficit of omega3s, too many 6s and too many 9s, and that can definitelybegin to affect the mood.
Now it's really important that when yousupplement with fish oil, you take the naturally occurring triglyceride form. Most of the commercialproducts out there are the synthetic ethyl ester form, and the ethyl ester form is notas well absorbed, and it's not as well utilized by the body as the triglyceride form. So that'sa really important point when you're supplementing with fish oil. The other thing with the overthecountercommercial fish oil products is that they can be contaminated sometimes with mercuryor other toxins because the supplement industry, especially over the counter, is just not reallywell regulated, and so there are a lot of
Case Study 20 Eric Bakker Chronic Candida Yeast Infection
I'm going to do another case history, andthis is going to be my case history. It's going to be quite different. This is a 25yearoldguy called Eric Bakker. In 1986, he was just turning 26. So this is my own personal story.You might like to hear my personal story on how I came to really develop a burning passionfor helping people like you out there with Candida.You may like to hear my own personal story about the yeast infection I used to have whenI was in my 20s. I used to live by myself in a small house in a place called Brisbanein Australia, and this little house was in a suburb that was prone to flooding. It wascheap rent, and I was working in a flourmill
at the time. I'd been living on my own forabout five years at that point. One week I would work the day shift. One week I'd workthe afternoon shift. And the following week, I would work the night shift.I started to feel increasingly stressed and tired and one winter developed a bad cough.It got worse to the point where I took an antibiotic. My little house was cold and damp,and I had to bail water out of my bedroom after it rained heavily. I did tell you itwas cheap rent. The walls were covered in a thin, moist film that I later discoveredwas mold. My diet wasn't the best at times. I was craving sweet foods, take out, and lotsof bread. Either my bowels were blocked or
I was experiencing diarrhea and lots of gas.I felt terrible, and my health was going downhill fast. My skin started to get itchy and I developeda bad case of athlete's foot and jock itch. To give you a background on all this, a fewyears prior, I had 13 amalgam fillings replaced over a period of two weeks in 1983. I startedto notice that my health was beginning to deteriorate and by early '85, I was feelingincreasingly anxious. I developed skin rashes, athlete's foot, and many manifestations ofa Candida yeast infection, all unbeknown to me at the time, including very strong sweetcravings. I had issues with my girlfriend who thoughtI was a hypochondriac because my health had
deteriorated to the point where I had to seekmedical help. But the was of little help because all the tests results came backnormal, and he wanted me to see a psychiatrist. I knew I wasn't going crazy. I knew that therewas something undermining my health, and I couldn't put a finger on it until I read theYeast Connection by William Crook and then later I read the Missing Diagnosis by Orion Truss. I've read about 50 books since then on Candida, but the first one byCrook was quite a good book. My girlfriend at the time started to doubtme and told me that my problems were all in my head. A view strongly supported by hermother and that I needed to wake up to myself.
See a shrink and take antidepressants. Idecided to end that unsupportive relationship and move out of their flat and had a garagesale a few weekends later to downsize. A naturopath was looking through some of my gear at a garagesale and asked me why I had dark circles under my eyes. I told her about my health and thefirst thing she told me was to get a hair analysis to determine the mercury levels becauseshe thought the mercury fillings being replaced, it could have caused a problem. And she saidthere may be a connection there with that and the Candida.I went to see her and showed her Crook's book, and what she said made a heck of a lotof sense. And I started getting treatment
for my yeast infection. Unfortunately, shedidn't walk me through a proper mercury detoxification, I felt very, very sick, and I had a bad Herxheimerreaction. I had a lot of vomiting and diarrhea for quite a few weeks. And this, in fact,was one of the lowest points in my life. When at one point, I had considered taking my ownlife because I was so unsupported. No one wanted to listen to me. I felt terrible. The told me I was nuts. My mother said I was crazy. My girlfriend didn't listen.Is it any wonder people jump off bridges or do crazy thingsé If no one is there to listento you at all, all the doors get closed in your face. There's no support at all. What'sthe point in living evené When you're at your