Mar 27 2017

LCKL 066 – Ask Naturopath Jen Series – Digestion – What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Healing the gut is one of the most important things you can do for your body if you are wanting to optimise your health. Unfortunately too many of us are walking around with intestinal permeability and yet wondering why we are dealing with autoimmunity, allergies and even pain? This episode will give you some insight into Leaky Gut Syndrome and give you information on my new course Healing Leaky Gut which is available on Udemy.

  • What Leaky Gut Syndrome is;
  • What Tight Junctions are;
  • The importance of the Liver in Healing the Gut;
  • The importance of the Immune System in Healing the Gut;
  • The relationship between autoimmunity and leaky gut;
  • The relationship between food and leaky gut;
  • Symptoms of Leaky Gut;
  • Complications of Leaky Gut;
  • Most Effective Nutritional Plan;
  • All about my new Healing Leaky Gut Course.
What Leaky Gut Syndrome IsWhat Tight Junctions areNow It's The Livers JobNow It's The Immune Systems JobNow Autoimmunity Can OccurFoods Also Then Become DangerousSymptoms of Leaky Gut SyndromeComplications of Leaky Gut SyndromeCauses of Leaky Gut SyndromeMost Effective Nutritional Plan for Leaky Gut SyndromeWhat Does My Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome Course Cover?Special Deal Just For You
  • Also known as Intestinal Permeability.
  • It means that the lining of the intestines has become porous with large holes developing, therefore allowing undigested molecules and toxins entering the bloodstream.
  • The lining of our intestines is the first line of defence for our immune system.
  • Tight Junctions are structures which connect the outer layers of the intestinal cells or epithelium.
  • The microvilli at the tip of the intestinal cells absorb the nutrients and transport them into the bloodstream.
  • When digestion is optimal, the tight junctions remain closed and only allow healthy molecules to enter, while keeping the unhealthy ones out.
  • However, with intestinal permeability, the tight junctions don’t do their job properly and therefore let the microbes into the bloodstream that should not be there.
  • When unwanted molecules enter the bloodstream, the immune system will begin to fight.
  • The liver then comes into play and will try to take over from the digestive system and screen out unwanted particles.
  • The liver however can only do so much. Because it is unable to handle the intense workload it sets the immune system into overdrive.
  • Now that the liver can’t keep up the immune system will kick into high gear.
  • If the liver isn’t able to keep up with the workload the foreign bodies will be absorbed into the tissues of our bodies, therefore leading to inflammation.
  • Your body is so focused on fighting off the invaders and therefore it’s other jobs such as calming down inflammation, filtering blood and fighting bacteria is not done.
  • The body will then start to fight itself and lead to autoimmune conditions like Chronic Fatigue, MS, IBS, Ulcerative Colitis, Hashimotos and Fibromyalgia.
  • Even the foods that you eat will now become foreign invaders to your body.
  • The system will start to create antibodies against the different foods you are consuming such as gluten, casein or other common food sensitivities.
  • It is not the food that is the problem but actually the fact that your body is unable to filter out particles that shouldn’t be there and also the fact that the microvilli are no longer able to create necessary digestive enzymes to break down the foods for digestion.
  • Therefore it goes into your body undigested.
  • The symptoms will vary depending on the person.
  • Some of the most common symptoms include:
    • Multiple Food Sensitivities;
    • Nutritional Deficiencies. Because the microvilli are not functioning correctly and the food is therefore not being broken down correctly you may start to suffer from nutritional deficiencies, especially magnesium and zinc.
    • Digestive Complaints, such as Diarrhea, Constipation or a combination of the two.
    • Skin Complaints, such as Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis or Rosacea.
    • Lowered Immunity.
    • Headaches, Migraines and Brain Fog.
    • Cravings and Exhaustion.
  • These are covered in a little more detail in my course.
  • If Leaky Gut is no healed there are a number of conditions that you are likely to find appear. Such complications include:
    • Autoimmunity – As previously mentioned.
    • Digestive Disorders.
    • Inflammation and Pain – Due to the increase in the foreign particles going into the bloodstream and surrounding tissues.
    • Neurological Disorders – Intestinal Permeability can lead to Alzheimers Disease, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Headaches, Migraines and Neuropathy.
  • These are covered in a little more detail in my course.
  • There are many causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome. However, some of the most common ones which are all included in my course include:
    • Food Allergies and Intolerances;
    • Candida Albicans;
    • H Pylori Infection;
    • Stress;
    • Medications; and
    • Nutrient Deficiencies.
  • All of these causes are covered in great detail in the course.
  • I would start off eating a Ketogenic Diet to start with as this will allow you to reduce your sugar levels (therefore reducing the risk of Candida) and eliminate some of the most common allergens like milk and gluten.
  • Then if that is not enough, I would move to an elimination diet to begin to eliminate any other foods that may be an issue such as eggs, nightshades, nuts, seeds and grains.
  • Finally, if that is still not enough I would add in some fasting.
  • All of this is covered in my course.
  • Introduction to the Course and Ask Naturopath Jen
    • Lecture #1 – About Naturopath Jen
    • Lecture #2 – About The Course
    • Lecture #3 – Disclaimer
  • Introduction to Digestive Health
    • Lecture #4 – How Digestion Works
    • Lecture #5 – How Gut Health Affects The Brain
    • Lecture #6 – How Gut Health Affects The Immune System
  • All About Leaky Gut Syndrome
    • Lecture #7 – Introduction to Leaky Gut Syndrome
    • Lecture #8 – Symptoms of Leaky Gut
    • Lecture #9 – Complications of Leaky Gut
  • Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome
    • Lecture #10 – Food Allergies and Intolerances;
    • Lecture #11 – Chronic Stress;
    • Lecture #12 – Candida Overgrowth;
    • Lecture #13 – H Pylori;
    • Lecture #14 – Medications;
    • Lecture #15 – Nutrient Deficiencies;
    • Lecture #16 – Other.
  • Nutrition for Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome
    • Lecture #17 – Step #1 – Ketogenic Diet;
    • Lecture #18 – Step #2 – Elimination Diet;
    • Lecture #19 – Step #3 – Add in Fasting;
    • Lecture #20 – 4 Most Beneficial Foods;
    • Lecture #21 – 5 Foods to Avoid.
  • Supplementation for Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome
    • Lecture #22 – Digestive Enzymes;
    • Lecture #23 – L-Glutamine;
    • Lecture #24 – Licorice Root;
    • Lecture #25 – Magnesium;
    • Lecture #26 – MSM;
    • Lecture #27 – N-Acetyl Cysteine;
    • Lecture #28 – N-Acetyl Glucosamine;
    • Lecture #29 – Probiotics;
    • Lecture #30 – Quercetin;
    • Lecture #31 – Vitamin D;
    • Lecture #32 – Zinc.
  • Lifestyle Changes to Heal Leaky Gut
    • Lecture #33 – Sleep;
    • Lecture #34 – Stress;
    • Lecture #35 – Exercise.
  • Now its time to Heal – The 5 Step Process Summarized
    • Lecture #36 – Testing;
    • Lecture #37 – Remove
    • Lecture #38 – Replace
    • Lecture #39 – Repair
    • Lecture #40 – Rebalance
  • Course Conclusions and Resources
    • Lecture #41 – Conclusion
    • Lecture #42 – References
  • This course retails on Udemy as $30.
  • For being one of my loyal podcast listeners I am going to give it to you for only $21 (30% Off).
  • All you have to do is go to http://www.udemy.com/healingleakygut and enter the coupon code LCKLpodcast066. Now this coupon is only going to be available until 1st May 2017 after which time it will go back to its normal price.
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Please note that this information is not intended for medical purposes or to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. It is for informational purposes only to help guide you on your journey towards optimal wellness.


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