Nov. 09, 2017; by Briana McDonald, Staff Writer-Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine (UtopiaSilver.com) Think of your digestive system as the core operating center for your entire body. With 90% of your immune system being in your gut, the health of your gut will determine the health of your overall being. Complications within the digestive system create complications in numerous places all over the body that can manifest in the form of joint pain, food sensitivities, headaches and migraines, weight gain and skin issues like rosacea and acne. Our stomachs have a netting with very small holes that only allow specific substances to pass through. This lining works as a barrier keeping out unwanted particles that can damage your system. When someone has leaky gut syndrome, the “net” in the digestive tract becomes damaged which causes larger holes to develop in your net so things that do not normally pass through are now able to. The good news is there are simple steps to heal a leaky gut which I will outline in this article.
Causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome
The progression of leaky gut does not happen overnight. The combination of stress, toxins, unwanted food particles, medications, pathogens and organ malfunction will create inflammation in the GI tract which leads to a development in food intolerance’s, immune system issues, and can eventually lead to autoimmune disorders.
- poor diet
- chronic stress
- toxin overload
- bacterial imbalance
Foods that can cause leaky gut include:
- lectins: foods that have large amounts of lectins are problematic and can cause leaky gut such as wheat, rice, spelt, and soy.
- gluten: gluten containing grains will damage your intestinal lining and cause leaky gut
- Conventional cows milk: the component of dairy that will harm your gut is the protein A1 casein. The pasturization process destroys vital enzymes making sugars very difficult to digest. It is best to buy fresh organic cows milk or switch to a nut milk instead.
- Sugar: sugar will destroy your digestive system and will feed the growth of unwanted bacteria. The toxins created by this bad bacteria called exotoxins damage healthy cells and can eat a hole in your intestinal wall.
Inflammation throughout this system will result in:
- food sensitivities
- thyroid conditions
- joint pain
- skin conditions
- digestive issues
- weight gain
- syndrome x
How Leaky Gut Affects The Body
One of the biggest warning signs that you could be suffering from leaky gut is the development of multiple food sensitives. Partially digested protein and fat can seep through your intestinal lining making their way into your bloodstream and causing an allergic response. (1)
Leaky gut affects the entire body such as:
Depression, Anxiety, Autism headaches and ADHD (2)
Sinus and Mouth:
Frequent Colds, food sensitivies
Rheumatoid Arthritis, fibromyalgia,
Constipation, Diarrhea, IBD
Hashimotos, Hypothyroidism, and Graves
Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, and Psoriasis
Simple Steps to Heal Leaky Gut
- Remove foods and factors that damage the gut such as sugar, grains, conventional meat, conventional dairy, and GMO foods.
- Reduce your exposure to toxins and eliminate tap water, foods sprayed with pesticides, NSAIDS and antibiotics.
- Replace these foods with healing wholesome foods found in nature – not altered by man.
- Repair with supplementation such as mega doses of digestive enzymes, probiotics and Colloidal Silver to create a healthy balance of intestinal bacteria.
Healing foods to consider making a staple in your home include:
- bone broth
- raw cultured dairy
- coconut products
- sprouted seeds
- foods high in omega 3 fatty acids
Other helpful tips:
Begin a food journal:
Write down what you eat and how it affects you. If you feel bloated, fatigued, or gassy, add that food to an elimination list. Most likely your gut is telling you what foods it is sensitive to, you just need to listen.
Start an Elimination Diet:
Removing the above mentioned foods for two weeks, then reintroduce the foods slowly and notate how they make you feel.
Root Out Infections with Colloidal Silver:
Leaky gut can be instigated by any number of pathogenic microorganisms and parasites that thrive in the guts warm, mucosal environment. If an elimination diet does not help, seek a practitioner to run some tests to see if you have any parasites because all the nutrients in the world won’t help you if you have a parasite.
Colloidal Silver is not only an antibiotic, but also an antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial as well. It will kill any single cell organism on contact. Period. Silver interrupts the bacteria cell’s ability to form the chemical bonds essential to it’s survival. These bonds produce the cells physical structure so when bacteria meets silver it literally falls apart.“The bactericidal happens by oxidizing the anaerobic pathogenic bacteria. They die within short periods mentioned above and don’t hang around long enough to figure out what happened and how to resist the silver. The silver ions act as catalysts to oxidize the bacteria, then continues to hunt down more.”
Colloidal silver will eliminate bad bacteria and leave healthy bacteria alone due to it’s negative charge.
Generally speaking, good bacteria are aerobic, they use oxygen, while pathogenic bacteria are anaerobic, they thrive without oxygen. Danish medical scientist Dr. Hans Christian Gram, who developed the staining techniques of determining gram positive and gram negative bacteria.
It was also determined that probiotic bacteria were positively charged to enable oxygenation. This positive charge repels colloidal silver ions that are also positive charged. Conversely, anaerobic pathogenic bacteria are negatively charged, thus attracting the positive charged silver ions.
It’s not a matter of “intelligence” that allows colloidal silver to seek out mostly pathogenic bacteria, it’s a matter of electrical physics, positive and negative charges. Pharmaceutical antibiotics just bump into whatever bacteria is around and inhibit their growth to the extent that enough chronic use inhibits some probiotic bacteria from returning even after antibiotic use. (3)
Load up On Digestive Enzymes:
In leaky gut syndrome, enzyme support is a crucial part of the healing and rebuilding process. Taking supplemental enzymes before you eat gives the GI tract a jump start on digestion making food easier to break down and nutrients easier to assimilate. Take one or two capsules with meals three times a day or as needed.
Add a Probiotic:
Once your body has patched up those holes in the net of your digestive system you will need to help it grow a healthy layer of good bacteria also known as flora to help protect the GI tract and assist with digestion. These healthy bacteria work with us to protect and boost the immune system, improve metabolism, and help your body take in more nutrients. (3)
Briana McDonald, Staff Writer- Silver Bulletin e-News magazine