Day 50: Digestive Health
SAD Diet and Leaky Gut Syndrome, Digestive Health, Acid Reflux Disease
Welcome to Day 50!
Leaky Gut is an important topic. Many people who have been eating a westernized diet have leaky gut syndrome.
A Juice Feast will heal this condition in most cases, but it is crucial to know what this is, if you have developed leaky gut, so that you can understand why the Juice Feast helps to heal this condition. Finally, it is good to know what kind of dietary choices could cause leaky gut to remanifest, and why The Four Means to Get Your Greens and a diet of live vegan foods is best for your health. The following is from the introduction by Elizabeth Lipski in the file:
I know leaky gut syndrome sounds weird, but if you’ll bear with me, I promise you’ll find the topic one of nearly universal interest. Lots of us have a leaky gut and don’t even know it. If you have such common complaints as: arthritis, asthma, an autoimmune disease, digestive problems, fatigue, food allergies or sensitivities, you probably have a leaky gut.
The digestive system plays an important role in total body health that was never understood before as clearly as it is today. Each year we find out more about how our digestive system looks out for us, protecting us from microbes and toxic substances. It plays an enormous role in our immune system, providing the first line of defense. It acts as a barrier that decides what to let into our bloodstream and what to keep out. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, the health of the digestive tract often becomes compromised, leading to poor health. If food is not properly digested, cells don’t receive the nourishment they need for proper functioning.
This book provides you with a step-by-step plan for recognizing, understanding and treating leaky gut syndrome. The approach is from a biological rather than a medical viewpoint—looking for root causes of dis-ease and dis-comfort. It’s impossible to discuss leaky gut syndrome without also discussing the important detoxification function of the liver, intestinal flora and microbial balance in the digestive system. These systems work together to keep our immune system healthy, which keeps us healthy. When these systems become overburdened, we feel it.
The solutions presented require your personal involvement in your own well-being. You will find out about new lab tests that can help diagnose your problems and monitor your treatment. You’ll find information about cleansing, feeding and nurturing your body and soul-simple, effective tools to improve the way you feel. Healing leaky gut syndrome can help you treat the underlying cause or contributing factor to your illness and symptoms. Without addressing gut permeability as an issue, many people will never maintain the vibrancy and vitality they deserve. Come with me on a journey towards wellness.
Leaky Gut Syndrome: What Is It?
Leaky gut syndrome is really a nickname for the more formal term increased intestinal permeability, which underlies an enormous variety of illnesses and symptoms. It’s not a disease or an illness itself. Rather, it manifests itself in an enormous variety of ways depending on your genes and your personal ecology. You wouldn’t think that AIDS, allergies, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune illnesses, celiac disease, chronic hepatitis, Crohn’s disease, cystic acne, eczema, fatigue, inflammatory bowel disease, migraines, multiple-chemical sensitivities, psoriasis, Reiter’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia and Sjogren’s syndrome would have anything in common, but they do. People who have any of these conditions usually also have a leaky gut. The list of health conditions associated with increased intestinal permeability grows each year as we gain further understanding of the role the gut plays in the immune system and central nervous system. Depending on our own susceptibilities, we may develop a wide variety of signs, symptoms and health problems. Leaky gut syndrome is associated with the following medical problems or conditions.
Common Clinical Conditions Associated with Increased Intestinal Permeability
Arthritis/inflammatory joint disease
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Food allergies or sensitivities
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Multiple chemical sensitivities
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Check out the excellent writing by Elizabeth Lipski on this topic in the file, and say goodbye to any chance of an unhealthy leaky gut!
Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
In today’s top video, Dr. Berg talks about the causes of acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD. Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs), Tums, and H2 Receptor blockers are medications used to treat these conditions but it also has a common side effect called Achlorhydria, a condition where it has an absence of hydrochloric acid in the gastric secretions. These medications are also causing these conditions which creates the same problems.
Side Effects of Achlorhydria: GERD • Acid Reflux • Heartburn • Low B12 • Constipation • Low Magnesium • Low Zinc
The common cause of acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD has to do with the autonomic nervous system where the esophagus valve is opened because of the low stomach acid.
Causes of Achlorhydria 1. H. Pylori – this microbe depletes the stomach acids 2. Zinc Deficiency 3. Potassium Deficiency 4. Sodium Deficiency 5. Chloride Deficiency 6. Iodine Deficiency 7. Vitamin B3 Deficiency 8. Hypothyroid Conditions
Best Sources for Increasing Stomach Acid: • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and Betaine Hydrochloride (Betaine HCl). You can take Apple Cider Vinegar while Juice Feasting. 1 Tablespoon in a small 4oz glass of water 5 minutes before Juices will increase stomach acid production, and help you digest and assimilate all the abundant nutrients in your Juices!
See you in The Green Room!
Juicy Tips: Parasite Cleanse
If you are Feasting north of 60 days, now is a good time to make sure that you have the parasite cleanse in your hands by that time. Return to the Juice Feasting Intro and look under Supplements and Superfoods to choose which parasite cleanse you are going to acquire, and appreciate the fact that during the Juice Feast you are able to access such a thorough level of cleansing!
The aloe vera miracle: A natural medicine for cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, inflammation, IBS, and other health conditions by Mike Adams
I'm truly excited to be bringing you this information today about the miraculous healing abilities of aloe vera. First off, in case you don't know, let me emphasize that I don't sell aloe vera products of any kind, I haven't been paid to write this article, and I don't earn any commissions from the sale of any products mentioned here. I am, however, an enthusiastic supporter of natural medicine, and I personally grow and eat aloe vera plants in Tucson, Arizona.
How to Get Radiant Skin: From Acne to Eczema, Kiss Inflammatory Skin Disorders Goodbye! by Donna Gates
Whether it is acne or eczema, most skin disorders have one thing in common: inflammation.
Inflammation can be triggered in one area of the body and show up somewhere else. So far, research tells us that this phenomenon has to do with two factors.
The immune system
The microorganisms living throughout the body
As it turns out, the microorganisms on the skin play a more important role in the body’s inflammatory signaling than we ever expected.
Media, Films, & Documentaries
Digestive Wellness | Interview | Dr. Elizabeth Lipski on Underground Wellness
Dr. Elizabeth Lipski, author of Digestive Wellness, stops by Underground Wellness Radio to discuss the many things that can go wrong with our digestive systems. She will also discuss how we can fix them! Check out her website at www.lizlipski.com. Dr. Lipski’s book is available in the UW Store! Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.
Improve Your Microbiome | Interview | Kiran Krishnan
We are not alone! Did you know that we are 10 times more bacteria than we are human? The bacteria that live in (and on us) play a significant role in how our body responds to stress, food, and our environment. In today's episode, microbiologist Kiran Krishnan helps us gain a clearer understanding of the human microbiome and how it relates to our overall health.
Many health conditions - including skin issues like psoriasis and eczema to diabetes and Chron's disease, to candida, yeast issues, and even arthritis and cancer - can stem from an imbalance of bacteria in the gut. Kiran explains why popping a probiotic pill is not the solution and he offers refreshingly different suggestions for what to do to improve the health and strength of your own microbiome.