What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Leaky Gut Syndrome
Greetings. Eric Bakker, naturopath from NewZealand, author Candida Crusher. I've got a question here from a guy in the States.I'm not going to mention his name. He wanted to stay anonymous. He's asking me Eric, whatare the signs and symptoms of leaky gut syndromeé The signs and symptoms, there could be a tonof them. I've done a few tutorials on leaky gut, and I did one just before basically on howdo you know that you've got leaky guté What are some of the conditions that are obviouswith ité The most common signs and symptoms of leakygut syndrome are gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome.These are very common ones. There are tons
of them. You can get digestive discomfortwith leaky gut. And a common place to get it is anywhere around here where the smallintestine is. Anywhere around this region, it's centrally. The large intestine tendsto be more the perimeter and the small intestine tends to be more central. Anywhere central.This is why people with parasites tend to have more of a sensation around the umbilicalcord because that is really a central part of the small intestine. And parasites, inmy opinion, especially acute parasite infections, tend to favor the small intestine, particularlythe center of it, the ileum. But when you've got leaky gut, you could alsofeel sensations a little bit higher up. And
they can be here sometimes. You could almostthink you've got heartburn. Leaky gut doesn't usually radiate any pain toward the back likea gall bladder pain or pancreatic pain will. It tends to be more frontal. And it can besomething like bloating, gas, or having to undo your waistband after a meal. Generally,you're not going to get pains off to the side as I mentioned because that's generally morecolon or large intestine dysfunction. It will be a central kind of disturbance.For the lesser known complaints with leaky gut can be things like brain fog, itchy skin,sore joints, seasonal allergies, immune dysfunction, insomnia, there can be a whole raft of differentthings that signal leaky gut syndrome. Remember,
what we're doing with leaky gut is we're allowingundigested food particles to enter into the bloodstream or potentially Candida or celldebris or all sorts of rubbish that really should be digested properly and filtered throughthe microvilli. But they're bypassing the microvilli, getting in through the intracellularjunctions, and challenging immune system. When we challenge the immune system, therecould be a myriad of complaints that could be possible. Thyroid dysfunction, autoimmunedisease, diabetes, all sort of conditions can occur as a result long term. Leaky gutis something that you really want to fix up in the early stages rather than let it buildup over a 10, 20, or 30 year period when it
gets seriously bad.Imagine you've got a small amount of rot in a roof of a house. In fact, my house thatI'm living in now, this is the rebuilt section, but old house up the front here. I've gota 100year old cottage. We built this extension on. But when we put a whole new roof overthe lot, we found so much rot in the roof of the old house. It cost me a fortune toget all the new beams replaced. Had that been repaired a long, long time ago, maybe 30,40 or 50 years ago, it would have been quite cheap. But now, it was in the tens of thousandsof dollars to repair that damage. Because the damage just continued on and on. And ifthe damage would have continued on for many
more years, the whole roof would have hadto be replaced, all the timber at a huge cost. Now, your digestive system is like that. Ifyou don't fix something up now when you've got a bit of gas or a bit of bloating or afew headaches or aches or pains, you can imagine what will happen if you leave that undisturbedfor 20, 30 or 40 years. Those are the functional complaints that end up becoming autoimmunediseases and even cancer. Lots of people laugh and joke when they pass gas, they fart, butwhat they don't realize is that this condition if it gets serious and long term, it's goingto be a major problem. And then there is no more laughing. Then there is crying. A stitchin time saves nine.
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
The GAPS Diet
Hey, guys. Axe here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to talk to you about the GAPS Diet.The GAPS diet is one of my favorite diets out there. It was started by Natasha Campbell,MD from the UK, and it is very effective in treating conditions such as learning disorderslike ADHD and other learning disorders such as autism. Also, it's very effective at helpingpeople heal from leaky gut, autoimmune disease and other sorts of issues that are neurologicalor immunerelated in nature. I can tell you that what you're going to learnin this tutorial is this diet is very, very effective and it doesn't have to be that difficult.In fact, I think the GAPS diet can be simple
if you're willing to go through and learnjust a few simple recipes along the way. Essentially, what the GAPS diet is it's adiet that's easy to digest. It's really focused on, it's very similar to a traditional diet,but this is where grains are eliminated. This is a grainfree diet. It's high in amino acids,high in healthy fatty acids, and very low in sugar and carbohydrates. There are different stages. There are actuallysix stages to the GAPS diet. I'm going to start talking about stage one and then talkabout the full stage, the final stage here and if want to learn more and get the fullsix stages you can visit my website, DrAxe ,
or just search my name online, Axe, it'sDRAXE, and then look up GAPS diet on Google and you'll find plenty of information thereas well. The first thing they recommend is consumingbone broth. Now, bone broth is packed with amino acids like proline, glycine, glutamineand arginine. Lproline is the amino acid that helps really tighten up your skin aswell as your gut tissue, so when your skin starts to sag as you age, proline helps intightening up your skin. It also helps in repairing leaky gut, which is the root causeof all autoimmune disease today, and food allergies. If you want to overcome or healfrom any condition, we know all disease begins
in the gut so you've got to heal leaky gut. When it comes to the GAPS diet, one of thebest things you can do is consume bone broth. The way that you make bone broth is takingthe necks, backs or feet of chickens, put them in a crock pot and you simply let themcook for 24 hours in a crock pot. Add in a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar.That starts to pull out those amino acids in the liquid. You then discard the tissues,you just keep the liquid, and there you have chicken broth. You can do the same thing withbeef bones and that also can be high in proline. Again, that's the first thing you want todo, make some broth.
Broth is also high in glycine which helpssupport liver detoxification which is crucial in healing and balancing the immune system.Also, Lglutamine is found in broth, and glutamine has been shown to help repair a damaged intestinallining which is crucial as well. So again, the primary food on the GAPS diet is bonebroth. After that it's organic meat, so what you'regoing to do is you're going to have your bone broth, whether it's chicken or beef broth,you're then going to add in some organic meat, whether that's chicken or beef, and that proteinis easy to digest and doesn't affect the immune system. Another great food to add in. Andthen vegetables, whether that's broccoli,
cauliflower, or cabbage. My favorite to putin chicken vegetable soup is going to be celery, carrots and onions, but any type of vegetableis fine to add in there. That's going to be the main meal. If you'reon stage one of the GAPS diet it's going to be bone broth, meat and vegetables, slowcookedover the period of 24 hours, or at least 12 hours. That's going to be the main meal, andyou're going to try and eat that as many meals as possible. After a few weeks, typically two weeks onthat stage one of GAPS diet, you're going to add in some other things like a littlebit of sauerkraut juice or some probioticrich