Leaky Gut Syndrome is a term that describes a gut that is inflamed and has become much more porous than it should be. When this happens, large food proteins, bacteria, fungi, heavy metals and toxic substances are then able to permeate through the intestinal lining into our blood stream. Once in the blood stream our immune system is our only defense to deal with these substances and it can and will eventually become sluggish if the problem is not rectified.
Our intestinal lining replaces itself approximately every 24 hours. This means that every cell that the lining is composed of is digested or sloughed off, and a new one grows to take its place. With all of this activity, the gut uses more blood when it is resting than any other organ, but it is also the first to lose its blood supply when in a stressed situation. If you have a lot of stress then your gut will always be starved for blood and the lining will be impaired.
Once the gut lining becomes inflamed or damaged, this disrupts the functioning of the system. The leaks in the gut lining due to the inflammation and other damaging culprits allow large food, environmental and chemical particles to be absorbed into the body. Normally the body sees only very tiny antigens. When it begins to see these very large ones, the system recognizes them as foreign to the body’s defense system. So the attack results in the production of antibodies against once harmless, innocuous foods, chemicals and other allergens.
Other diseases and symptoms stemming from Leaky Gut Syndrome or LGS, including allergies can be sinusitis, asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, Candidiasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gas and/or bloating, slow thought process and/or poor memory (brain fog), headaches, fluid retention, weight gain, arthritis, Vascular problems, Lupus, Thyroid Disease, reflux, food intolerance and many other gastric disturbances.
So, what can you do to aid in the prevention of Leaky Gut Syndrome?
1. Avoid alcohol and caffeine which irritate the gut wall, this includes cokes (diet and regular), chocolate, coffee, cocoa and tea (except herbal).
2. Handle food properly to avoid contamination of E. coli and other harmful and sometimes deadly bacteria’s.
3. Avoid chemicals found in processed and fermented foods (dyes and preservatives), wine, vinegar, soy sauce, tofu, etc.
4. Eliminate?refined sugars and other simple carbohydrates (candy, cookies, sodas, processed foods and white bread) from the diet.
5. Cook foods thoroughly to avoid parasitic infections (pork, chicken, beef, fresh water and hatchery fish). Do a parasite cleanse every six months. You worm your pets don’t you? Why not yourself? Hmmmmm. Something to think about.
6. Keep antibiotic use to an absolute minimum. Use natural alternatives. Antibiotic use causes an overgrowth of fungi (yeast) in the gut. Always use a probiotic when using an antibiotic to replace the good gut flora that the antibiotic destroys. Eat plain yogurt. Do a Candida cleanse also if necessary.
7. Eliminate animal products that have been fed hormones and antibiotics from your diet.
8. Be extremely cautious using any steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs and cremes.
9. Detoxify your system. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of pure water every day before you reach for any other drink, then have the soda if you absolutely feel you must. (150 lbs. ¸ 2 = 75 oz. daily).
10. Provide your body with a healthy diet and supplemental protocol if needed to aid in healing.
11. Contact your local natural healthcare practitioner if you suspect you suffer from LGS or need guidance in the process of healing.
A live blood and dry layer cell analysis can detect Leaky Gut Syndrome and other causative factors listed above within minutes of your visit. At that time recommendations are given to get you on your way to DISCOVERING WELLNESS!
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Did you know that your disease is in perfect harmony with your body according to what diet and lifestyle choices you have made during your lifetime?
Traditional western medicine teaches and practices the precept of Louis Pasteur. Pasteur’s theory laid the foundation for western medical microbiology. A doctrine called mono-morphism which states that all illness and disease stems from external, non-changeable mono-morphic (having one form) microbes that invade the body. This theory was adopted and widely accepted by western medicine which has become a trillion dollar a year business that includes the FDA, the AMA, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals and research facilities.
The pleomorphic theory (many changeable forms) discovered by the French microbiologist Antoine Bechamp however, contends that microorganisms can go through different stages of development and they can develop into various growth forms in their lifecycle. Bechamp discovered microbes in the blood which he called mycrozymas. These microbes would change shape as individuals became diseased and for Bechamp, this was the cause of disease, hence, disease came from within the body.
Another scientist, Claude Bernard, agreeing with Bechamps pleomorphic theory went a step further in studies showing that indeed these microbes did change within the body but, how they do, is a direct result of the environment to which they are exposed. Claude Bernard believed that bacteria and fungi only caused illness and disease because it was permitted to grow in an unhealthy environment due primarily to unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices. These studies have been furthered even more by German bacteriologist Gunther Enderlein who was a student of Bechamps.
Many Naturopathic Doctors and natural healthcare practitioners offer what is called Live Blood and Dry Layer Analysis, as I do, at Discovering Wellness. Using a live/field dark/field microscopy system with video enhancement the practitioner can view your blood at the cellular level observing these evolving forms of bacteria and fungi. These anaerobic (living and thriving without oxygen) microbes living on sugar for energy and protein for growth can become enlarged and pathogenic and at certain stages of development change form from bacterial to fungal depending on the environment.
In his research, Gunther Enderlein noticed that when bacteria were minute in size they were healthy, he called this stage of development Symbionts. In this stage the Symbionts built and worked with the body. These Symbionts make up our fibrin and platelets for repairing cellular damage and clotting of blood. But when they become enlarged and pathogenic they change into bacteria and fungal formations, referred to as Endobionts which is a direct result of the body moving from a balanced, healthy state to a state of illness and disease.
Pleomorphism is real. We are a body of bacteria and fungus, of anaerobic organisms that live, grow and survive on sugar and protein. they live with us in harmony when we are eating and living in a healthy manner but bacteria and fungus can become extremely harmful and progress out of control if their environment breaks down. This break down is fueled by high complex carbohydrate diets, diets consisting of sugars, polluted water, polluted air, stress, the disturbance of healthy flora in the small and large intestines primarily due to antibiotics and other harmful drugs and toxic chemicals.
This high-powered microscopy system can magnify up to 20,000 times the actual size of the microbes, enabling you and the practitioner to clearly view exact details of the bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic forms in the blood. Under the microscope one can also view the condition and count of the red and white blood cells and to what degree of oxygen deprivation, parasitic infestation, candida albicans, anemia, thrombosis, rouleauing, fibrin spicules, heavy metal poisoning, uric acid crystals, undigested fat particles, protein linkage, free radical damage, viral activity, hormonal imbalances and stress there is in the system all in just one tiny little drop of blood. Amazing.
This method of diagnosis and patient education differs from the typical American medical establishment that does not look at your live blood, rather their practice is of staining the your blood with chemicals which inevitably kills it before it is analyzed. The chemical is picked up by the cell and cytoplasm but only at the cost of killing all of the living, moving, feeding microorganisms present in the blood. Therefore, these very important factors in the blood become irrelevant and illness and disease cannot be truly detected. These factors (bacteria and fungi) ARE the primary root causes of disease.
“By going to a practitioner who subscribes to the pleomorphic theory, and who uses the kind of microscopy system that enables the observation of the pleomorphic forms, a person can be diagnosed with a disease such as cancer up to eighteen months before it would be diagnosed by even the most sensitive of conventional methods. This kind of early warning can give the patient the greatest chance for recovery and survival.” Says Gaston Naessens, a French biologist.
My friends, my patients ask me repeatedly, “If this microscopy system can show this much information ones state of health, then why don’t the allopathic physicians use it.” My answer, “Because for the majority, it’s the almighty dollar”. It’s big income that trickles down from the FDA, AMA, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and research labs if they can keep you sick until your insurance runs out then when they can’t help you any longer it’s up to you to search for alternatives and God willing by that time it isn’t too late. You see, if they educate you on how to eradicate your health problems through diet and lifestyle changes and natural therapies which cost comparison to the chemotherapy’s, radiation, surgeries and prescription medications then they cannot have their fancy medical facilities, drive their BMW’s and live in their quarter of a million dollar homes. Folks, I work out of my home and drive a Kia and a 1983 chevy cavilier station wagon. I have a Naturopathic Doctor Degree and board certification also but can you see the difference. The majority, not all, shuffle through at least 30 patients a day spending on average perhaps 15 minutes with you. A good naturopath will spend at least an hour with you and only be able to fit in perhaps 8 patients a day.
Pleomorphism is very essential to the understanding of cancer and other potentially degenerative diseases and their cures. As we age, we become increasingly stressed by our diets, emotions, injuries, spiritual disconnections, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and by the fact that we compromise our healthy flora with antibiotics and other harmful drugs. We stop breathing correctly causing oxygen deficiency and over time the bacteria and fungus multiplies relentlessly. We become increasingly anaerobic, more acidic and mal-nutritioned due to bacteria and fungus feeding off of our much needed nutrients – throwing off their mycotoxins or waste products of acetaldehyde, ethanol, alcohol, uric acid, carbon dioxide gas, methane and lactic acid into the blood stream causing blood poisoning and inturn disharmony and disease. If this process is left unchecked, this state worsens, and goes deeper into the tissues, organs, central nervous system, skeletal structure, lymphatic system and bone marrow until the bacteria turns to fungus, the fungus turns to mold and the mold takes over part or all of the body by living off the dead toxins and waste products.
Raymond Keith Brown MD, a physician and former member at the Sloan- Kettering Institute For Cancer Research, asserts “Pleomorphic organisms are demonstrable as the silent stage of a gamut of infections, and they’ve been found in not only cancer patients, but those individuals afflicted with arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other diseases”.
Watching your blood live, on video, on a slide, allows you the patient, to actually see the bacteria, fungus and parasites feeding and growing as the blood loses its nutrition and oxygen. After viewing for yourself, the exact cause of your illness and choosing to reverse the disease process by changing the detrimental diet and lifestyle patterns and by eradicating these potentially life threatening microbes from the body through high quality naturopathic grade natural therapies you are able to restore your health and well-being.
Upon entering the year 2000 there is a new disease paradigm shift. traditional medicine says, “Most disease is caused by germs, so…Kill the germs, kill the microbes, kill whatever is making you sick using drugs, antibiotics, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery”. Naturopathic healing says, “Disease is brought about by imbalance. It’s primarily a nutritional, electrical, structural, biological and spiritual equation. To get well, re-establish balance in the body. Work with it, not against it”. Give yourself the gift of good health and make the commitment today towards Discovering Wellness.
Dr. Kimberly Kaye, ND
Rachelle Cain, NBC-HWC
Rachelle Cain is a certified Holistic Health Coach. As an HHC Rachelle is a supportive mentor and wellness authority that works with clients to help them feel their best through food and lifestyle changes.
Rachelle’s passion is to continue educating people on how to take care of themselves in a way that provides them with long, healthy, vibrant lives.