Leaky Gut Syndrome Causes Symptoms Risk Factors How To Reverse Leaky Gut
Thanks for checking out this comprehensivetutorial today. In this tutorial, I'm going to talk about leaky gut syndrome. It's a functionalcomplaint that's often been maligned by medical practitioners. Before I delve into it, I justwant to read out an email I got from a firstyear medical student from America regarding leakygut. I wrote an article on EricBakker regardingleaky gut, and this is what this particular student wrote. She says, quot;Mr. Bakker, leakygut syndrome is pure naturopathic nonsense. It's just like adrenal fatigue, just anotherfictitious manmade disease. Many people confuse adrenal fatigue with Addison's disease, whichis an actual, real and diagnosable medical
condition when you don't make enough cortisolin your glands. This can only be diagnosed by your real , and various tests areneeded to diagnose this disease. Candida is bullshit, too. It is possible to have a fullbody fungal infection, but you'd be in the intensive care unit nearly dead.' Signed,Miss so and so. This is a very interesting email from a person,obviously a firstyear medical student, so I'll forgive her for her ignorance. When Iwas a medical student, I was quite ignorant, too, and had a lot of strong opinions aboutthings which I know now 27 years later I've got completely different ideas about. It'sinteresting and I think back at my dad who
was a very pragmatic man, and Dad said thatopinions are like bowel motions. We all have them from time to time. Sometimes some peoplehave more or less. Sometimes people are full of these things and just pass out bowel motionsall the time. Almost like verbal diarrhea. And that's what we've got in this case. Aperson with verbal diarrhea. So I'll forgive this person, of course, because she's a medicalstudent. And if she happens to see this YouTube clip, I welcome her to contact me when she'squalified and maybe 10 years down the track when she's settled into a practice a bit moreand overcome a little bit of that verbal diarrhea. Let's now have a look at leaky gut syndrome,what the condition really entails. Leaky gut
syndrome is not a fictitious disease. In fact,there are many different research papers in mainstream medical journals that have beenwritten about intestinal permeability. It's certainly not fictitious by any means. Whenwe examine the small intestine, there are three sections to the small intestine. Thefirst part, which connects up to the stomach, is called the duodenum. And in America, Ibelieve they call it the duodenum. The duodenum contains quite a lot of intense solar activitythere in terms of digestion. In fact, there's a very small section at the beginning of theduodenum which is about 75 to 90 mils that contains most of the person's immune functionactivity of the whole digestive system. We're
talking about probably three or four inchesof bowel, which is impacted with an incredible amount of immune cells.It's estimated that about 60 percent of a person's immune activity is located in thesmall intestine, and probably three quarters of that is in the first three to four inchesof that section of small intestine. If we examine the small intestine and open it up,it has a surface area of about a tennis court. It's remarkable. You may see some pictureson the internet of what we call villi and microvilli. Villi are basically, I'll drawa picture for you. They're small, funny shaped objects like this. That's a villi and a villilooks a little bit like that. Microvilli are
basically the little projections that runoff the villi. You can see those. If you have a look closer, we've actually got even smallervilli that run off those. The point I'm making here is the surface area is dramatically increasedbecause we've got a huge amount of digestive area that we're looking at.If you look at the microvilli, little fingerlike projections, there's basically one cell layerthat goes around the microvilli. These cellular junctions in a healthy person are very tightand wellcontrolled spaces. And the body does this to allow very well digested particlesof proteins, carbohydrates and fats to get through to the circulatory system. These foodcomponents have to be broken down to the tiniest
Is Corn Healthy
Today I'm going to be answering the question,quot;Is corn actually healthyéquot; and also talk about the many benefits of corn, some of thesurprising benefits that are used in Chinese medicine. To first answer this question, iscorn healthy, the answer is yes and no. It depends on where you're getting your corn. We know today that a lot of people are usinghigh fructose corn syrup and corn syrup solids. Of course, that's not going to be very healthywhen you're doing the processed derivatives of corn. If you're doing nonGMO, organiccorn that is sprouted, then actually it can be very healthy. Again, anything that sayscorn syrup or high fructose corn syrup, we
know that's one of the most inflammatory foodson the planet. But sprouted corn products such as this from the Sprouted Corn FlourCompany, in fact, I use this as flour on a regular basis, also these sprouted organiccorn tortillas, these can be very healthy as well. Here are some of the benefits. Here is whythis is good. First off, it should be sprouted. Sprouted grains are when you take a grainand you soak them and then you dry them. Essentially, what that does is it kills off something calledphytic acid. Phytic acid is an enzyme inhibitor and mineral blocker. It's what binds up minerals.A lot of people today, you might go out and
buy, let's say, a loaf of wheat bread. Itsays on there quot;contains 30% of your daily value of folate and thiaminequot; and some othervitamins. Here's the truth of the matter. You're not actually absorbing much of thoseat all, especially when it comes to minerals like iron or magnesium. You're absorbing verylittle, if any at all when you're not consuming sprouted grains. Ancient grains such as sourdough breads orEzekiel bread, those have typically been sprouted or lactofermented to where it kills off phyticacid or phytate, which bind to minerals. When you're consuming a grain that's been sprouted,you're now better able to absorb and digest
all the vitamins and minerals there. When it comes to corn, corn is a little bitof a sweeter grain. In Chinese medicine, that nourishes what's called your earth element.It's very good for your stomach and spleen in most cases. Also, corn here can be verygood for your heart. Corn is one of the best grains to do in the summer and the fall monthsbecause of its sweetness and because of how it nourishes some of those specific organsand actually can have many, many health benefits along with this. Corn is actually higher in certain types ofB vitamins, which makes it a really healthy
food. You can just see here sort of as I flipit over here as well, it is a little bit higher in carbohydrates, but it's also very highin iron and even higher in calcium for some grains. Again, a lot of benefits here whenit comes to corn. When you're buying it, make sure it's sproutedand USD organic, ideally. This is where I buy it. I buy it from the Sprouted Flour Company.You can get flours. You can get whole kernels. You can also get it in corn tortillas. Again corn, actually, here are just a fewof the benefits. One, it nourishes the heart. If you've got blood pressure issues or cholesterolissues, sprouted organic corn is one of the
best things you can do. If you have waterweight or even struggle with candida, corn is one of the best actual grains for candidabecause it helps your body get rid of excess water. Also, if you're looking to satisfy your sweettooth but not do sugar, this is great as well. I'll use this sprouted corn flour to makehomemade corn muffins or cornbread. It tastes fantastic. I'll use it to make homemade corncakes. My mom used to make these when I was a kid. They were kind of like pancakes butmade with corn flour, which are absolutely delicious. You can use corn tortilla wrapsto make healthy homemade tacos.
Are Sprouted Grains Really Healthy
Hey guys, Axe here, Wellness Physicianand Founder of DrAxe . In today's tutorial, I'm going to be answering the question: Aresprouted grains healthyé My answer is: Sometimes, and in moderation. Here's what I mean by that. There are threereasons why sprouted grains are better than regular grains, and three issues with regulargrains today. Number one, most grains today, and if we're comparing, let's say, somethinglike a whole wheat bread to an Ezekiel bread or a sourdough bread, the issue today withregular bread is that it contains phytic acid. Now, phytic acid is known as a mineral blockeror enzyme inhibitor, and it's what binds to
minerals. So when you eat wheat bread, itmay say, quot;contains 5 grams of magnesium and 10 grams of calcium,quot; but the truth is mostof those vitamins are bound up in phytic acid. They're locked in together, so when you consumethat wheat bread your body can't digest it. In fact, a study has proven that about 80%of the iron and magnesium you're getting or would have gotten in whole grains, you can'tdigest any of it if you're consuming regular bread that has not been sprouted. So you can think, quot;Hey, I'm getting all thesebenefits from whole grains,quot; you're really not, because it's bound up in phytic acid.
Phytic acid, also known as phytates, are foundin most nuts and seeds. They're found in grains. They're also found in beans. The way you eliminatephytic acid is by soaking the grains and then sprouting them. Soaking kills off phytic acid, which essentiallyunlocks the nutrients to where now, you can absorb iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus,and all these nutrients you find in whole grains. That is one of the major benefitsof consuming sprouted grains rather than just regular grains. The second thing you want to consider whysprouted grains might be better is because
gluten and proteins become more digestible.We all have heard that a gluten free diet is better for you. Gluten is that sticky proteinfound in wheat that can cause intestinal inflammation and really lead to issues like leaky gut overtime. So you really want to get gluten out of yourdiet. The good news about sprouted grains are that after you soak and sprout the grains,it helps predigest the gluten. It becomes easier to break down and digest. Now, that doesn't mean that it's still nothard on your system compared to other proteins but it's definitely a major improvement, consumingsprouted grains over regular grains. By a
sourdough process is actually the best. And last but not least, the issue with bothsprouted grains and regular grains is regular grains are very high in carbohydrates, anda type of carbohydrate called amylopectin which can really affect blood sugar levels. It can increase your risk of diabetes andother health issues. That's an issue with grains. It's also an issue with sprouted grains.Sprouted grains, because they're easier to digest and typically higher in fiber and wholefoodbased nutrients, it is a better option but at the same time, it's still not perfect.
Here's my recommendation with grains. If youare struggling with an autoimmune disease or a severe health issue, remove grains fora time until your body heals. Once your body is healed, your digestive systemhas been restored, at that time you can add in sprouted grain breads or sourdough breadsthat are, again, real sourdough, but really only consume it a few times a week or maximumone time a day. You definitely don't want to overconsumethose grain products. Really, rather than doing grains but replacing them with morefruits and vegetables, healthy fats, and sprouted nuts and seeds, is really a good thing toconsider.