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,
Healing the Gut Relief from Leaky Gut Constipation Stomach Issues
Thank you for joining us for the Natural Lifestyle Show! I'm Billy. and I'm Angel. (together) AND. and. today we are talking about. it's a personal story of mine. (UhOh) Very, very personal. We're gonna get personal here, sorry. But it's a general thing that anybody can do. to do the same for themself. And, you know, people may go through this. And it may benefit you. It's healing my gut after anesthesia and IV antibiotics. If you've ever had surgery (uh oh) then you know that the things that they give you can really throw your body for a loop.
Man, you're talking about a loop. Naw, a roller coaster ain't got nothing to do with this one. Well, during, I guess during every surgery you get IV antibiotics, I'm assuming. It's not something that I really like. But it's protocol, and that's what they did. And I'm thinking this time they must have given me a different antibiotic than they've given before, because my body really reacted a lot differently. Billy said, quot;It sure didquot;. And also, I usually just get a spinal, but this time the spinal didn't work, and so they gave me something else as well in my IV. So, I got a double whammy of anesthesia, and possibly a kind of antibiotics that I've never had before, but regardless of what kind it is I think it pretty much wipes out all kinds of bacteria, good and bad, in your body, and throws yor body for a loop. So, if you're not knowing to rebuild your body after that. somebody could just potentially stay in a bad state I would think. But it's been a few weeks now, like three weeks and I'm doing pretty good. I'm pretty sure my body's not where it was before good bacteria wise, but hopefully it's close to getting there.
The thing of it is you just gotta build it back up. It takes time. it takes time to heal. It probably doesn't sound good, but the conventional western medicine is good for stuff you have to have a whammy fix for. Like I have to have a surgery to have something done in my pregnancies and it's something I have to do. And sometimes you have to have surgeries and there's no way around it, but then what it does to you holistically you really have to heal from. You have to know that, because you have to heal. You don't want to stay in a chronic state. Ya, it's an ongoing fight that you're gonna have to do. Ya, I mean as long as you have procedures done.I'm very natural, as you know, from our show. And I don't just seek out medications and I don't seek out medical treatments.
Ya, it's not like you get a headache and got to go to the .There are people like that. We're not saying there's anything wrong with that if that's what you choose to do but we choose differently. Ya, I always always always take the natural route 99 percent of the time unless I absolutely don't have an option. Ya, that's usually the way it goes. Ya, with us. With Billy and I. But, this is what I did to help restart my body. Number 1, enema. Talk about a mess.
Let's just say this. that the anesthesia slows things down, and then with the antibiotics, you don't have any of the good bacteria that help digest food in your stomach. So, basically I just had to start fresh. And if you know anything about toxemia and the body. a lot of people say that health begins on the cellular level. But also, in your colon, your elimination organs. you cannot be healthy on a cellular level if you have any kind of constipation in your body. Because on a cellular level, your cells have to get rid of waste and take it to the elimination organs, which take it to the colon. If there's a back up, there's going to be a huge problem, not just with your colon but with your body on a cellular level, everything as a whole. It's going to create a state of unwellness. It messes up your pipes. Pipes. and your whole body. It effects you as a whole. Ya, it's not a healthy state to be in. You have to have everything running normally, freely, and healthily. So, sometimes you have to start it all over and and an enema is a good way to do that.
And, you know, sometimes not just one, but ongoing. You could do it everyday for a week. You could do it a few times a week. You could choose how you want to do it. But, enemas are a great idea. There are people out there that does it on a regular basis. Oh, yes, for sure. And, um, I had been interested in herbs longer than I had been interested in nutrition and raw foods and things like that, and herbalists are really big on enemas. Anybody who is in the natural health movement is big on enemas. Everybody who is into natural health realizes it is a huge, huge thing. And number 2. Number 2. raw foods, because (Billy said quot;Always goodquot;.) On a lot of levels, um, enzymes. They have enzymes that help you digest, so if your body is having a hard time digesting then the enzymes are there to help you digest. Also, high water content, high fiber, which means everything is going to run smoothly. Flush right along. Ya, and they're healthy. Raw foods are healthy. And so, I could say a million trillion other things about them, but those are the big reasons why I'm doing it.
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