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,
5 Scary Signs You Have Leaky Gut
Alright, my friend! Drew Canole. Thank you fortuning in to this week Saturday Strategy. Last week, we talked about the 23 thingsthat you and I can do to cleanse our body. You've seen amazing results with it. We got flooded with comments. Over 60,000 shares in two days. And that tells methat you love this type of information and it's actually impacting the peoplethat you care about. And that's why we do what we do at Fitlife.tv. At the end ofthis tutorial, I'm gonna be picking a winner of the juicer. But this week, we'retalking about the 11 things that I eat on a regular basis to transform my gut health. I'm also gonna tell you what leaky gut
is and the foods that you should avoid atall costs when restoring not only your immune system but your gut. You see yourgut is responsible for 80% of your entire immune system. And I want you todo this exercise with me real quick. Come back over here. We're out here inbeautiful Coronado, so sunny California. I have to love this place. And I want youto do a visualization exercise with me. I love to go outside in nature just visualize. Ithink it's really important. So what I want you to do is imagine the perfectday when you were absolutely the happiest that you've ever been.
Who are you withé What were you doingéImagine it for a second. How did you feel in that state when you were the happiesté Nowwhat I want you to do is imagine that you only had five percent of the abilityto be happy on that day. You see, 95% of the neurotransmitters, in particular,serotonin, comes from your gut. And it comes to your brain, righté That's thathappy molecule that we all want. We want to feel those happiness, the mood that'sresponsible for putting you in that state. And when you don't have it, whenyou have these glasses on that limit you to 5% of the happiness that you canexperience,
it changes your whole reality. You see a lot ofpeople are living like this. Fiftyfive percent of the U.S. is experiencing leakygut right now or gut dysbiosis. And what that is is the failure to actuallyproper absorb your food, properly absorb your food. See, it's no longer you are what youeat, it's you are what you absorb. And I've talked to you about this before. So how dowe restore the guté What things can we cut out so that we know that our littlewhite blood cells, those little soldiers that you and I have in our bodies, thatare the first line of defense, can be strong, vibrant, and healthy. Let's talkabout it!
Alright, come on in! Have a seat with me. I gottasit on for this just because I've heard this recently while doing my research forthis week's Saturday Strategy, and I was disturbed. Then, I know you're gonna bethere with this. Know that at the end of this tutorial, you're gonna have more thanenough knowledge to go out and help impact people and help them heal theirguts. But this is, this is gonna change everything. So ninetyfive percent of thenation's corn is genetically modified, righté And one of the biggest sprays thatthey put on this genetically modified food contains a chemical that is an antibiotic. Antibiotics not only destroy the
bad bacteria in your gut but the goodbacteria. So here we have a population that's eating genetically modified food. It's destroying the good gut bacteria in the body. Nnow we talked about white bloodcells, righté So your white blood cells are always in your gut, they're restoringyour gut, your leaky gut. And your body's defense system has plummeted. Eightypercent of your immune system comes from your gut, so you don't even know, most thetime, that you're eating these genetically modified foods. They'reharming your body in such a way toward disease acne, skin issues, premature aging all of these is the stress being put on on
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.