Do You Have “Leaky Gut”/Intestinal Dysbiosis?
By Jim Jordan, CNC, JD
The number one factor behind degenerative health conditions is Leaky Gut. The most common observations contributing to poor health which I have seen in live blood are sticky blood (known as rouleau), inflammation – high fibrin levels, and leaky gut – documented by a number of protoplasts (bowel waste) and undigested proteins in the blood.
“Leaky Gut” describes a compromised intestinal lining which leads to allergies, inflammation, chronic pain and infections as well as all auto-immune conditions including MS, RA, Lupus, Scleraderma, Hashimoto’s and much more. An autoimmune response is one in which your immune system attacks your own tissues, organs and glands. The result is degradation of those tissues, organs and glands, inflammation and a gradual decline in overall health. The two most common ways to assess the level of leaky gut are an intestinal barrier function test or by live blood cell analysis.
What causes “Leaky Gut”?
There are numerous factors which, over time, lead to a compromised intestinal lining, including:
- Overuse of antibiotics, which destroy beneficial flora in your intestines and allow Candida to overgrow, which in turn, damage the intestinal lining.
- NSAIDS, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, (e.g., Aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen) which damage the intestinal lining.
- High sugar diet feeds Candida and parasites which damage gut lining.
- Processed foods, chemical additives, food colorings, artificial sweeteners are all toxic to intestinal tissues.
- The consumption of soda pop – the sugar, artificial sweeteners and phosphoric acid, damage your intestines.
- Gluten grains – gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, oats and rye, is indigestible for many
people unless sprouted; this protein can damage the intestinal villi in the intestines which then inhibits digestion of nutrients and trigger an autoimmune response to the gluten causing inflammation throughout the body.
- Parasites, bacteria, molds, mycotoxins and Candida, low HCL levels, weak immunity, high sugar diet, antibiotics, nuts/seeds with mold on them, all contribute to an increased pathogen load in the intestines.
- Nutrient deficiencies: beneficial bacteria such as Acidophilus and Bifidus, prebiotics – the plant fibers which feed innate beneficial bacteria, zinc, B6, Vitamin A, essential fatty acids and healthy fats, and the amino acid L-Glutamine.
- Stress and emotional anxiety.
Numerous common health complaints, including: brain fog, low energy, chronic pain and skin breakouts, all have leaky gut as a contributing factor and is often overlooked in natural healing therapies. In my practice, I have successfully helped my clients resolve these complaints by applying a gut healing protocol such as the one listed below.
For Recommendations to correct Leaky Gut condition, contact Jim and the Remodeling Your Health Team
In my new book, Your Health is in Your Hands: The Three Reasons You Are Not Well and What to Do About It, I talk about how nutrient deficiencies, toxicity and stress are the key factors impacting all aspects of our health. Leaky gut is no different in that it is a combination of toxins (heavy metals and chemicals), poor diet and cumulative nutrient deficiencies which lead to the compromised intestinal barrier and the endless array of health problems stemming from those compromised tissues. Apply the principles taught in the book and the key points in this essay and you will have better digestion and intestinal health.
Yours in Health,
James Jordan, CNC, CMTA