Gut Health

 


Your gut is one of the key foundations of your health. That makes caring for your digestive system the perfect place to start your journey of healing from the inside out.
Your gut includes the stomach, small intestine, large intestine (which includes the colon), liver, and gallbladder. Thegut is responsible for ensuring that you absorb the nutrients of the food you eat, properly expel waste and toxins, and maintain a strong immune system.
One very confusing condition in medicine is leaky gut syndrome, also called intestinal permeability.
Most conventional doctors and surgeons use the term “leaky gut” for a critical intestinal disease that perforates the lining of the intestinal tract or stomach and causes severe blood infections, raging fevers, and/or sepsis. They have that right. True leaky gut is a very serious ailment that causes extreme pain and misery.
Leaky gut could stem from ulcers embedded deep in the stomach lining. Or it could result from bacterial strains of E. coli developing pockets in the intestinal tract lining; or superbugs like C. difficile causing megacolon; or from hemorrhaging, abscesses, or diverticulosis. The name “leaky gut” is applied when one of these conditions breaks through the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and allows the pathogens to leach into the bloodstream.
Another way that leaky gut can occur is when a colonoscopy goes wrong and punctures the colon.
No matter the cause, true leaky gut results in dire symptoms.
The second side of the story is the alternative, integrative, and naturopathic understanding of leaky gut syndrome. These medical communities use the term to describe a condition in which mold, funguses like Candida, or unproductive bacteria burrow tiny holes in the linings of the intestine and cause micro levels of toxins to leak directly into the bloodstream, resulting in a multitude of symptoms.
In the conventional medical world, millions of patients receive the tags IBS, celiac, Crohn’s, colitis, gastroparesis, or gastritis to label these sorts of symptoms—yet the conditions remain mysterious.
Ammonia permeability is a real occurrence. To comprehend what it is, you must first learn a few things about howyour body processes food.
When you eat, the food quickly travels down to your stomach so it can be digested. (If you’re chewing slowly enough for saliva to mix with the food, digestion will begin its initial stage in the mouth.) For dense protein-based foods—e.g., animal meat, nuts and seeds, and legumes—digestion in the stomach largely occurs through the action of your stomach’s hydrochloric acid coupled with enzymes, which break the protein down into simpler forms that can then be further digested and assimilated by your intestines.
This is a relatively smooth process if your stomach contains normal levels of hydrochloric acid.
If your hydrochloric acid levels have become low, however, your food won’t be sufficiently digested in your stomach. This is common when you’re eating under stress or pressure. When the proteins reach your lower intestine, they won’t be broken down enough for your cells to access their nutrients, and instead the food will just lie there and rot. This is called gut rot—putrefaction that creates ammonia gas and can result in symptoms of bloating, digestive discomfort, chronic dehydration, or oftentimes no symptoms at all. That’s just the start.
In some people, good hydrochloric acid diminishes and bad acids take its place. A person could live with this condition for many years and not notice. Eventually, though, the bad acids can travel up the esophagus.
When food decomposes in your intestinal tract and produces ammonia, this toxic gas has the ability to float, ghost-like, out of your intestines and directly into your bloodstream. This is what’s called ammonia permeability.
It’s the ammonia gas that creates most of the havoc associated with leaky gut syndrome. It doesn’t have to do withinfections or punctures of the small intestines or colon. And it isn’t Candida yeast expelling toxins through the intestinal walls, either.
Millions of people walk around with digestive health problems, and the culprit is ammonia permeability. As I’ve said, what many alternative doctors diagnose as leaky gut syndrome has nothing to do with holes or other imperfections in your gut; it has nothing to do with acids or bacteria leaking out.
Adrenal glands produce 56 different blends in response to different emotions and situations. And the ones associated with negative feelings such as fear, anxiety, anger, hatred, guilt, shame, depression, and stress can be severely damaging to a variety of areas of your body—including your stomach’s supply of hydrochloric acid. So if you’ve been chronically stressed or upset, that can be enough to slowly break down your hydrochloric acid—and your ability to properly digest food. Different levels of stress and emotions that we experience in our everyday lives can hinder good bacteria and grow bad bacteria.
Also often wreaking havoc with your stomach’s hydrochloric acid are prescription drugs. Antibiotics, immunosuppressants, antifungals, amphetamines, and a variety of other medications our bodies haven’t adapted to can disrupt the chemical balance in the stomach.
Your hydrochloric acid is likely to be damaged if you overeat any type of protein, such as animal meat, nuts, seeds, and/or legumes. (If the protein comes from greens, sprouts, or other vegetables, it doesn’t have the same effect.) Eating a lot of foods that combine fat and sugar (such as cheese, whole milk, cakes, cookies, and ice cream), can have the same harmful effect on hydrochloric acid.
Both these categories of food require much more work to be digested than fruit or vegetables do, placing a huge strain on your gut. This can eventually “burn out” your stomach’s hydrochloric acid and weaken digestive enzymes. Ifyou’re eating high-protein meals (for example, chicken, fish, or meat) and you’re experiencing symptoms of low hydrochloric acid such as bloating, stomach discomfort, constipation, sluggishness, and/or fatigue, then eat the animal protein sparingly and limit it to one serving per day.
There is good news in all of this. You can recover your hydrochloric acid and strengthen your enzymes with a miraculous herb that’s sold everywhere.

 
The way to fix ammonia permeability (which, as we’ve just discussed, is often mislabeled as leaky gut syndrome or intestinal permeability)—and the first step in addressing virtually any other gut health issue—is to rebuild your stomach’s supply of hydrochloric acid and strengthen your digestive system.
There’s an amazingly simple and effective way to do this: daily, on an empty stomach, drink a 16-ounce glass of fresh celery juice.
 
This works because celery contains unique sodium compositions, and these mineral salts are bonded with many bioactive trace minerals and nutrients. If you drink the celery juice first thing in the morning, it will strengthen your digestion of the foods you eat for the rest of the day. And over time, the mineral salts, minerals, and nutrients have the unique ability to completely restore your stomach’s hydrochloric acid.
 
In our modern era, it’s virtually impossible not to take in a certain amount of toxic heavy metals, such as mercury,aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, and lead. These heavy metals often accumulate in your liver, gallbladder, and/or intestines. Since heavy metals tend to be heavier than the water that’s inside your digestive system and blood, they sink down and settle into the intestinal tract—just like gold settles at the bottom of a riverbed.
Toxic heavy metals are poisonous, and if they begin to oxidize, their chemical runoff will mutate and damage whatever cells are nearby. However, the biggest issue with heavy metals is that they’re prime food for bad bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and worms. That means these metals are likely to attract and serve as a feeding ground for Streptococcus A or B, E. coli and its many strains, C. difficile, H. pylori, and viruses. When these pathogens consume the toxic heavy metals, they release a neurotoxic gas that attaches itself to the ammonia gas and travels through the intestinal lining. In other words, the ammonia permeability takes on a friend, and that friend is heavy metal contamination. The ammonia permeability makes it possible for the toxic gas to get through the intestinal lining.
Here are some powerful options to remove toxic heavy metals from your intestinal tract:
 
Cilantro: eat half a cup a day of this herb as-is, sprinkled on salads, or in a smoothie.
 
Parsley: eat a quarter cup a day of this herb as-is, sprinkled on salads, or in a smoothie.
 
Zeolite: buy this mineralized clay in liquid form.
 
Spirulina (preferably from Hawaii): if it’s in powder form (which is best for removal of metals from the gut), mix one teaspoon daily into water or a smoothie.
 
Garlic: eat two fresh cloves a day.
 
Sage: eat two tablespoons a day.
 
L-glutamine: if it’s in powder form (which is preferable for removal of metals from the gut), mix one teaspoon daily into water or a smoothie.
 
Plantain leaf: brew this herb to make tea and drink a cup a day.THE GUT’S NATURAL PROTECTION
 
Good bacteria in your gut produce most of your body’s supply of vitamin B12. But this doesn’t happen just anywhere in your gut. The ileum, the final section of your small intestine, is the main center of this B12 absorption and production. It’s also where methylation occurs.
Whenever it’s needed, vitamin B12 is absorbed through the walls of your ileum via microvessels that are capable of absorbing B12 and nothing else. It’s the B12 produced in the ileum that’s most recognized by the brain. Enzymes prohibit any other toxin or nutrient from being absorbed by these ileum blood vessels, and thus block them from entering your bloodstream.
Virtually everyone in the U.S. is dealing with a B12 deficiency and/ or a methylation issue. These issues show up in a few different forms. First, when methylation goes wrong, it can prevent true bio-absorption of critical micronutrients and trace minerals. Second, a methylation issue can interrupt the conversion process of non-active, bulky vitamins and other nutrients into smaller, bioactive versions that can be absorbed by the body. Third, a heightened level of the amino acid homocysteine, caused by a toxic liver or an elevated pathogen load in the body that creates a lot of toxic by-product, can interfere with methylation, preventing proper conversion and absorption of nutrients.
You produce all the vitamin B12 you need when the ileum has abundant beneficial bacteria of a specific kind.
Sufficient beneficial bacteria also make methylation strong, but everyone is short on these bacteria—that is, micro-probiotics that live naturally on certain foods, enter the gut when we consume them, and fill the ileum. You can’t buy these bioactive microorganisms in probiotic supplement form at the store, or get them from fermented foods and drinks.
When you’re suffering from low hydrochloric acid, heavy metal toxicity, and/or ammonia permeability, a lot of the good bacteria throughout your gut are likely to die. This inflames the ileum, which has a number of negative consequences, such as severely weakening your immune system. It also makes your gut’s vitamin B12 production plummet or stop altogether.You can’t rely on B12 blood tests, because medical labs can’t yet detect the levels of vitamin B12 in your gut, organs,and especially your central nervous system. While taking a B12 supplement can fill the bloodstream, so that your B12 levels will show up on blood tests as sufficient, that doesn’t mean the B12 is entering the central nervous system, which critically needs B12. So regardless of what blood tests exhibit, always take a high-quality B12 supplement. (Look for it as methylcobalamin—ideally, blended with adenosylcobalamin—rather than as cyanocobalamin. With methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, your liver doesn’t have to do any work to convert the B12 into a usable form.) Lack of B12 is a very real deficiency with very real health consequences. And as mentioned earlier, almost every person in the U.S. is B12 deficient in some way.
Also, take steps to restore your gut’s normal levels of good bacteria. Cultured probiotics sitting on the shelves of the health food store or fermented foods that claim to have beneficial bacteria aren’t the answers here. Most, if not all, of these microorganisms will die in your stomach before they descend and reach the small intestine.

Sodium Bicarbonate and Candida
 
A lot of people are championing sodium bicarbonate—aka baking soda—as a treatment. They believe the culprit behind gut problems is Candida, based on the longtime trend of Candida diagnoses. They figure that sodium bicarbonate, which is heavily alkaline, will somehow stop Candida . . . which they believe thrives in an acidic environment.
Nearly every link in this chain of reasoning is wrong. The one exception is that, yes, many bugs do like an acidic environment. However, Candida is very seldom the cause of gut health issues. When your gut is dysfunctional as a result of heavy metals, you can develop infections from a number of sources, including Candida. But Candida is merely a side effect; and typically not a serious one.
In fact, the worst effects that are likely to result from a high level of Candida are irritated portions of your intestinal and/or colon linings forming calluses, which mildly hinder food absorption.
If you take a large dosage of sodium bicarbonate, any combination of the following is likely to happen:

Gastric spasms, i.e., a twisting and tightening of your intestinal tract and colon.
 
A homeostasis crisis for your body, which must strain mightily to reestablish balance after so much alkaline is abruptly dumped into it.
 
A toxic crisis for your body, because while sodium bicarbonate is perfectly safe in small amounts, past a certain level it becomes an irritant to your stomach and intestinal tract. In some cases this causes diarrhea, vomiting, severe bloating, and/or other discomfort.
 
A worsening of bacterial and fungal infections, because sodium bicarbonate disrupts your gut’s good bacteria and so weakens your immune system.
 
A worsening of your digestive issues, because sodium bicarbonate damages your hydrochloric acid and thus contributes to leaky gut syndrome. It also interferes with the absorption of food in your intestines.
 
Another fad is trying to heal the gut by consuming diatomaceous earth, also called diatomite. This is a soft sedimentary rock that crumbles into a fine white powder. Some people believe diatomite has the ability to kill parasites and clear toxins from the gut.
However, it doesn’t do a single useful thing for your gut. It can actually be quite dangerous for your health, if you’re sensitive and have a health condition.
Diatomite clings tenaciously to the sides of your intestinal tract and colon, and severely interferes with their ability to absorb the nutrients from your food. On top of that, it damages your hydrochloric acid and kills good bacteria. In some cases it causes initial vomiting and diarrhea, followed by long-lasting gastric spasms and pain.
In other words, it has all the bad effects of sodium bicarbonate, only to an even worse degree. Plus it can take months to shake loose from your intestinal tract. So don’t even think about taking diatomite or consuming food-based diatomaceous earth.

Gallbladder Flush
 
Yet another trend is trying to purge your gallbladder of gallstones and toxins by drinking various odd concoctions, such as a glass of pure olive oil, or olive oil mixed with herbs and/or lemon juice, cayenne, or maple syrup.
People believe these oil-based concoctions work because within a day after they drink one, they see what appear to be gallstones in their stool. What they don’t realize is that they’re seeing the oil they drank. When a large amount of oil is dumped into your body, your digestive system uses mucus to form it into little balls (sometimes in multiple colors, depending on what foods are in different parts of your intestinal tract) that can be easily expelled. This is to protect an overburdened liver.
Gallstones are made up of protein, bile, and cholesterol. You don’t have to choke down a pint of olive oil—and potentially create a crisis—to purge them. The best way to get rid of gallstones is to lower your consumption of dense proteins and eat a diet that emphasizes sodium-rich vegetables and fruits that contain healthy bio-acids. By incorporating more spinach, kale, radishes, mustard greens, celery, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and limes into your meals—and by drinking a glass of lemon water every morning and every evening—you can start the stone-dissolving process.
One safe and amazingly effective option for dissolving gallbladder stones and restoring the liver Fermented Foods
When we think of beneficial bacteria, we often think about yogurt. We’ve been conditioned to believe that the probiotics in yogurt support our gut health. If you’re struggling with a health condition, though, yogurt is not a positive food to consume; dairy feeds all manner of ills. Plus, if it’s pasteurized yogurt, the pasteurization process has killed the probiotics anyway. The beneficial bacteria that do thrive in raw, living yogurt cannot withstand hydrochloric acid and therefore die in the stomach, never reaching the intestinal tract.
The vast majority of fermented foods—kimchi, sauerkraut, salami, pepperoni, soy sauce, kombucha tea, and so on—breed bacteria from foods that are no longer alive. Such bacteria are useless for your gut.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Any vinegar taken internally can act as an irritant to any gut health issue and will ultimately be detrimental.
If you can’t resist vinegar, use high-quality apple cider vinegar, preferably with “mother” in it, which means it’s unprocessed, living vinegar.

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