Leaky Gut Diet

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, Sjögren'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,

Top 7 Foods for Healing Leaky Gut

Hey guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine. In this tutorial I'm going to share with you the top seven foods for healing leakygut along with the healing leaky gut diet. Leaky gut syndrome is where you get somethingcalled intestinal permeability. That's where certain proteins like gluten start to leakthrough your intestinal wall, get in your blood stream, and then cause systemic bodywide inflammation. It can cause inflammation of your thyroid causing Hashimoto's disease.It can cause inflammation of your large intestine and cause inflammatory bowel disease. It canalso cause inflammation causing food sensitivities and different reactions in your body. By consumingthese seven foods it can help you heal leaky

gut syndrome for good. Let's start off here with the number one food,and that's bone broth. Bone broth has traditionally been made by boiling or cooking the ligamentsof chickens as well as the bones and also bones from beef. What happens is certain aminoacids and minerals come out into the liquid. The most powerful amino acids are prolineand glycine. We know proline is a precursor to collagen. We know when your body stopsproducing collagen over time it's what causes you to get wrinkles and your skin to get loose.It's a similar thing with your digestive tract. We want that tight. We want those tight junctionstight in your gut. We don't want things like

gluten getting through. Proline and glycine,the amino acids in bone broth, help tighten it up and can help repair the damaged gutlining. Drinking bone broth every day is incrediblyhealthy for healing leaky gut syndrome. Also, bone broth contains Lglutamine, another aminoacid that really works as a BandAid for your small intestine and colon and really helpingprotect those areas. Again, bone broth, number one healing food for leaky gut. I recommendeight ounces two times a day. The best thing to do is get a big CrockPot and make realbone broth soup and drink that several times a day.

The second healing food for leaky gut syndromeis kefir or homemade yogurt. We know fermented dairy is the most probiotic rich super foodin the world today. If you can be getting goat's milk kefir or homemade yogurt. Homemadeyogurt should be fermented 24 to 29 hours. We know it contains specific types of probioticssuch as lactobacillus which have been shown to crowd out bad bacteria such as differenttypes of yeast and fungus and really help increase the probiotics in the gut. Listen, most people today have a severe probioticdeficiency. If you're going to heal leaky gut, you have got to restore any probioticdeficiencies. Again, kefir, goat's milk kefir

and yogurt are the best. You can find thoseat your local health food store. The third healing food for leaky gut syndromeare fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kvass, and coconut kefir as well.Different types of fermented vegetables, especially sauerkraut, are greatly beneficial becauseit contains bacillus subtilis. Bacillus subtilis is a soil based probiotic. It also containslactobacillus plantarum probably in the largest levels. These probiotics in a similar fashioncrowd out bad bacteria. Also, they're at a certain Ph. You know thatreally sour, tart taste when you're tasting sauerkrauté Those are organic acids. Thoseacids really help feed and fuel probiotics

in the gut. It's not just about getting moreprobiotics. It's about creating an environment where probiotics can flourish. Again, gettingsauerkraut and kimchi and fermented vegetables in your diet is a great way to establish thatgood bacteria in the gut. The number four super food for healing leakygut is coconut products, especially coconut oil. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties.It contains the fatty acids lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid. These are known asmedium chain fats or medium chain triglycerides. They kill off bad bacteria in the gut. Theyare very easy to digest. For that reason, all other oils in your diet should reallybe replaced with coconut oil when it comes

Best Diet Approach To Cure Leaky Gut Syndrome

Thank for checking out my tutorial. We're goingto do a tutorial today on leaky gut. Basically, the best foods and diet to heal a leaky gut.As you're probably aware, I've done quite a few tutorials on this channel. I've been aroundfor a while now. This is my 27th year of practice. I've been seeing patients an awfully longtime, and I've seen every diet you can imagine. Just look behind me and look at all the bookshelves.I've gotten a few comments on how bent my bookshelves are. I made those when I was astudent, quite a long time ago now. I've got thousands of books. In fact, I've got twobookshelves here, another bookshelf here, I've got three bookshelves out in the back,and I've got boxes out in the back with more

books that my wife won't allow me to havein my room because it looks too crappy, she says, for patients.Let's talk a little bit about books, for example, and diets. There are thousands of diet booksout there. I've seen so many of them. I've been collecting books on health really sincemy 20s. I've read lots of books and I've looked at lots of blog sites on the best kind offoods to eat for leaky gut. I can remember reading about the Paleo diet when people weren'teven around that started thinking the Paleo diet was like the quot;inquot; thing. There is a guycalled Chris Kresser online in America who's very big with this Paleo diet. I read thisbook here, Paleolithic Prescription in 1988,

before it even became a fad. It's all a fadnow. And this book here is pretty cool, Native Nutrition. Again another book from the 80sand 90s. I read all those books when I was in my 20s and started to realize people needto eat common sense, basic foods. It's not rocket science.You probably know this book, The Gaps Diet. Another good book from Liz Lipski, DigestiveWellness. A good Irish friend of mine, John McKenna, books on the stomach. NourishingTraditions from Sally Fallon. The list goes on and on. Everyone has got their own takeon what are the best foods to eat. And everyone who comes out with a book like The Body EcologyDiet, The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the

blah, blah diet, the blah, blah, blah, blah,blah, blah diet. There are millions of diet books out there.What you've got to try to get through your mind is no diet is going to be specific foryou. So when you've got The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, why don't we call it The Specific JaneDiet, The Specific Joe Diet, or The Specific Mary Dieté In my writing and teaching, I'vealways maintained that there is no such bloody thing as one diet that suits hundreds of people.That's why I would never write a diet book as such myself.If you looked at my Candida Crusher book and also in my psoriasis program that I recentlylaunched, you'll find that I really emphasize

a point that I want you to try to find thefoods that best suit you as a human being, not me or Donna Gates or not Sally Fallonor not Natasha CampbellMcBride, not Chris Kresser, not all these other people. They'renot bloody gurus. They're just people who write about diets, and they give you options.They give you recipes, but you need to experiment with these things. Every person who buys thesebooks or who sees me who's been on a program, they always end up modifying those programsto suit themselves. Many people tell me that when they've gone, for example, on the BodyEcology Diet; they find they can eat certain foods that Donna Gates says that they shouldavoid. And it's the same thing when people

go on any other diet like the Gut and PsychologyDiet. I've had a patient recently who's been onthe SCD Diet, The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, for about four years hard out and not feelingbetter. So I got this guy and his wife and two children, they're all on the diet, tomake modifications. I said, quot;Look, it's time to introduce bread.quot; quot;Oh, no. I can't eatbread. On the SCD diet, it says it's toxic. It's poison.quot; But when I got his wife to eatsome bread, just flat bread, chipati kind of bread, she felt good. In fact, she gaineda bit of weight. She improved. And then after a couple of weeks of observing his wife doingthis, this gentlemen did the same, and he

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