An alarming number of diseases are caused at the origin, by a problem of holes in the intestine and people do not realize it!
Doctors call it the “hyper-permeable” gut problem (“leaky gut syndrome” in English).
Migraine, joint pain, autoimmune diseases, depression, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue: all of these diseases can be triggered or aggravated by bowel problems.
I will talk to you about the causes and solutions.
But first of all, a bit of anatomy
Essential knowledge about the intestine to know
The elementary cells of the intestine are called “enterocytes”. Between each of these cells there is a space called “close conjunction”.
As the name indicates, the tight conjunctions must be tight. They are present to filter the contents of the intestine and allow only the passage of water, nutrients, electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, …) in the blood.
But the intestine has the double function of letting nutrients pass and protecting ourselves from dangerous substances: parts of undigested food, intestinal bacteria, toxins. Their function is to block.
Unfortunately, like all complex mechanisms, the intestinal barrier can become unruly. Small “holes” can form in the intestine because the tight conjunctions widen. Molecules filter in the blood, where there should not be.
At that moment, worries start. Because this problem can cause various serious illnesses.
How does intestinal hyperpermeability cause diseases?
When the tight conjunctions are enlarged and form small holes in the intestine, proteins or bacteria pass into the blood. Various mechanisms that can cause diseases are triggered.
The first of these mechanisms is an immune reaction. The body tries to capture these molecules and destroy them and then evacuate them. To do this, it causes inflammation. Depending on where foreign bodies are found, inflammation can develop in the joints, in the liver, in the arteries.
It is in this case that arthrosis and coronary diseases are aggravated (the arteries that irrigate the heart).
The second mechanism is an autoimmune disease.
Here’s how it works: some food proteins are very similar to the proteins of our organs. In an attempt to attack them, our immune system also attacks similar organs.
For example, it has been shown that parts of the gluten, a wheat protein, closely resemble the proteins of the thyroid gland. In the case of a hyper-permeable bowel and if the gluten passes into the blood, the immune system will react by attacking the gluten … and attacking your thyroid gland.
For this reason, Hashimoto’s disease, which is hypothyroid caused by the destruction of the thyroid gland, is strongly correlated with gluten consumption. Conversely, individuals with this disease enter remission when they adopt a gluten-free regimen.
Other diseases associated with intestinal hyperpermeability ..
Other serious diseases are associated with the hyper-permeable bowel: type 1 diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, sclerosis in plaques, asthma.
Heart failure is related to the presence of bacteria and intestinal toxins in the blood. A study has shown that people suffering from heart failure have 35% more intestinal permeability.
The hyper-permeable bowel can also trigger acne, pruritus, couperose, an upset stomach, headache and fatigue.
The causes of the holes in the intestine
The diseases mentioned above and which are potentially related to the problem of permeability of the intestine, are part of the “emerging” diseases whose frequency has greatly increased in recent decades.
In fact, lifestyle and modern nutrition are directly responsible for these problems and the “laundry” intestine.
The main culprits are:
- Modern grains and very refined white flour
- The proteins of cow’s milk
- Potatoes and spicy foods (hot pepper, pepper)
- Medicines such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen and aspirin) and antibiotics
- Stress, acute or chronic
Gluten promotes the production of zonulin, a hormone that increases intestinal permeability.
The milk protein, called casein, irritates the intestine and increases intestinal permeability.
Refined sugar and carbohydrates can increase intestinal permeability by increasing the insulin resistance of intestinal cells. An insulin-resistant cell no longer absorbs all the sugar it needs to function. He goes into suffering and ends up dying, causing holes in the intestinal wall.
Roundup (glyphosate) may be another cause of intestinal permeability. It would act as an antibiotic, killing bacteria in the intestine and causing “dysbiosis” (imbalance of intestinal flora). As a consequence, the intestinal wall, poorly protected by bacteria, would be more subject to aggression and would cause a widening of the tight conjunctions.
So what should we do?
The first thing to do is to become aware of the problem. Listening to the signals that our body sends. If you notice symptoms caused by meals, you definitely suffer from an intestinal disorder.
If you are suffering from an autoimmune disease or one of the health problems mentioned in this article, you can take steps to restore the integrity of your intestinal wall.
- Cease to take wheat, potatoes, spices that burn.
- Reduce the stress level, if necessary by changing a job or moving.
- Reduce or eliminate the consumption of sugar or alcohol.
- Stop taking painkillers.
- Adopt a bio food that has never been in touch with Roundup.
- Eat chicken stock (cooked with real hen meat) or beef broth (made with ossobuco). In this way, you will be full of collagen.
- Take a glutamine food supplement, an essential amino acid, which is part of the enterocyte composition (gut cells) and accelerates regeneration.
- Eat fermented foods: sauerkraut, kéfir, cucumber. They are important suppliers of probiotics, bacteria that renew and strengthen the intestinal flora.
- You can do even more with good probiotics in the form of food supplements: eat the strains of Saccharomyces boulardii, Lactobacillus caseii Var GG. It has been shown that they are effective in treating diarrhea; moreover, experimental data suggest that they stimulate the secretions of an immunological component essential to the intestinal wall, the SIgA .
- Also take a complex food supplement of vitamins B, D and zinc.
To deepen the topic of the “laundry” intestine, I recommend the following page on the website of the Foundation for Integrative Medicine. Attention, it is in English:
Colds and flu illnesses develop most of the time on soils that have weak immune defenses. Prevention therefore consists in maintaining the best possible immune defenses. They look like a car engine: to run at best it must have petrol (Biocean minerals) of oil (Vitamin A and C) and water.
The engine does not have to pollute, to clean it is important to take Alfa sulfur which is a detoxifier of the liver.