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
Heribert Watzke The brain in your gut
This technology made a very important impact on us. It changed the way our history developed. But it's a technology so pervasive, so invisible, that we, for a long time, forgot to take it into account when we talked about
human evolution. But we see the results of this technology, still. So let's make a little test. So everyone of you turns to their neighbor please. Turn and face your neighbors. Please, also on the balcony. Smile. Smile. Open the mouths. Smile, friendly.
(Laughter) Do you Do you see any Canine teethé (Laughter) Count Dracula teeth in the mouths of your neighborsé Of course not. Because our dental anatomy
is actually made, not for tearing down raw meat from bones or chewing fibrous leaves for hours. It is made for a diet which is soft, mushy, which is reduced in fibers, which is very easily chewable and digestible.
Sounds like fast food, doesn't it. (Laughter) It's for cooked food. We carry in our face the proof that cooking, food transformation, made us what we are. So I would suggest that we change how we classify ourselves.
We talk about ourselves as omnivores. I would say, we should call ourselves coctivors (Laughter) from coquere, to cook. We are the animals who eat cooked food. No, no, no, no. Better to live of cooked food.
Robyn OBrien TEDxAustin 2011
Well, first of all, before I get started, I want to take the opportunityto thank all of you for being here because you are a remarkablegroup of visionaries and leaders, and it is such an honorto spend this time with you today, so that you for taking the timeout of your weekend. As I like to share,I am such an unlikely crusader for cleaning up the food supply. I was born and raised in Houston, Texas
on Twinkies and po' boys. I wasn't a foodie. What I was, was the oldestof four children, and as you often hear about, I inherited absolutely every single oneof those Type A overachieving genes you read about in a firstborn child. And thankfully, I channeled thatinto business school. I received a full scholarship
and graduated as the top woman in my class before going on to serveas a food industry analyst. And when management teamswould come through our offices from Whole Foods and Wild Oats, we kind of thought they hada nice marketing niche carved out. It was eitherquot;Lifestyles of the Rich and Famousquot; or some hippie thing. It just wasn't something thatwe were particularly on board with.
And after doing that for a while,I traded the briefcase for a diaper bag, and with that same Type A energy, my husband and Ihad four kids in five years. (Laughter) And up until that point,I really had not given a lot of thought about what was in the food supply. I figured if it was on grocerystore shelves, it was safe. Don't tell me what to eat,
and please do not tell mewhat to feed my kids. I had four picky eaters,limited time, limited budget, and I didn't want to hear it. And then one morningover breakfast, life changed, and our youngest childhad an allergic reaction. And in all candor that morning, that breakfast was L'Eggo my Eggo waffles,tubes of blue yogurt, and scrambled eggs. And as her face started to swell shut,
I was so unfamiliar withwhat a food allergy actually looked like, that I turnedto my older three and I said, quot;What did you put in her faceéquot; And they all gave methose blank, little kid stares, and I got so scared. And I raced herto the pediatrician's office and she says, quot;Robyn,she's having this allergic reaction. What did you feed the kids for breakfastéquot;