Saturday, November 17, 2012

Leaky Gut

About 80% of your immune system is found in your gastrointestinal tract with about 100 trillion bacteria ( about 3 pounds) Your intestinal system is also teaming with an amazing lymphatic structure that has the ability to neutralize many toxins, poisons, and bad bacteria. In a healthy state the body has about 85% good bacteria and 15% bad( yeast ) bacteria. It is the strength of the good probiotic bacteria and the lymphatic system that are able to keep the yeast bacteria in check . In a healthy state the probiotic bacteria are then able to produce nutrients such as B vitamins for the body.
However when antibiotics are introduced to the gastrointestinal tract then the delicate balance of the intestinal terrain are upset and yeast colonies begin to grow and take over and this results in a condition known as dysbiosis. The yeast grows hyphae roots or tendrils and these tendrils literally poke holes in the lining of the intestinal wall thereby causing a condition known as leaky gut syndrome. Now before the food is completely digested by the stomach it begins to escape through these holes in the gut membrane into the blood stream . You now have undigested meat particles , food particles, antibiotic poisons freely entering the blood stream. Such toxins that do not belong in the blood stream cause shock to occur whereby the tiny holes in the capillary walls dilate allowing the blood proteins and toxins to flow from the blood into the spaces of the tissues and cells. This accumulation of trapped blood proteins, toxins, water and sodium is called a swelling . A healthy lymphatic system will take the toxins and dispel them through our natural elimination channels , bowels, kidneys, skin and lungs and then the lymph will return the blood proteins back into the blood stream. If left unchecked then this accumulation leads to inflammation thereby hindering the much needed supply of nutrients and oxygen for healthy cell repair. Inflammation is then the start of numerous dis-eased conditions such as cancers, infections, heart disease, MS, arthritis and so on.
One of the keys to good health is to eliminate the wrong foods ,eat the right foods, take minerals from ancient plant sources , a herbal combination to open up the lymphatic flow and heal the leaky gut. Ask me how.