If you get frequent cramping after meals, diarrhea,
constipation, bloating, gas, and have a general depressed
or blah feeling, you can go to the doctor and get a bunch
If nothing is really "seen" on the tests you'll probably
be told you have IBS and be given antacids, anti-spasmodic
pills or even anti-depressants.
And you'll continue to be as miserable as you were before
Because there's a very good chance your symptoms are
caused by an actual leak that the tests did not pick up and
that is not being fixed.
A leak in your intestines, that is. It's called Leaky gut
Leaky gut syndrome is an increasingly common condition
that wreaks all kinds of havoc in your gut (and other areas
of the body too).
Here's what Leaky gut syndrome is all about:
An ideal world
In a normal, healthy body, once your foods leave the
stomach, they pass into the small intestine, where
digestion is completed and nutrients are absorbed into the
bloodstream. Finally the end products of digestion
(wastes) make their way through the colon and out the back
If everything is working as it should, dangerous toxins,
parasites and pathogens stay barricaded in your colon and
The lining of your gut is kept safe from these foreign
invaders by friendly bacteria (probiotics) that adhere to
your intestinal wall and protect it from the danger.
The world of Leaky gut
But when you don't have enough friendly bacteria in your
gut, bad bacteria will take over and "eat away" at your
intestinal lining, causing it to become inflamed. This
results in your intestinal wall becoming much more porous
(like a sieve) than it should be.
What happens then is that partially digested proteins and
fats, wastes, pathogens, toxins, parasites and fungi can
seep out through your gut wall and into your bloodstream.
In effect, you become poisoned from within.
And that leads to inflammation, infections and disease of
all kinds. Once the toxins are in your bloodstream, they
can travel around and attack any area of your body.
The large "sieve holes" with Leaky gut allow protein
molecules to escape before they are properly broken down.
This makes your immune system identify these proteins as
foreign invaders and it produces antibodies against them.
What that means is you can develop food allergies.
These antibodies can also cause chronic inflammation,
which can lead to conditions like arthritis, chronic
fatigue syndrome, colitis, Crohn's disease and asthma.
People with Leaky gut are also often malnourished because
nutrients leak out too. For example, people with Leaky gut
can experience a magnesium deficiency (common in
fibromyalgia), zinc (resulting in hair loss), copper
(contributing to high cholesterol or osteoarthritis) and
calcium (resulting in the well-known osteoporosis).
The biggest problem is that many doctors fail to identify
Leaky gut syndrome.
Meanwhile your gut continues to become more and more
porous. More toxins are released into your bloodstream.
And the medications that you're given for your symptoms
(that can include antacids, pain pills, antidepressants and
even steroids) don't do any good because they're not
addressing the underlying cause. All they give you is side
Bifidobacteria BB-12 is widely used in clinical studies
because it has been shown to have the highest adhesion to
human mucus (in your intestinal wall).
It has been shown to improve constipation and diarrhea
symptoms. Plus it's great at destroying unfriendly
bacteria in your gut because it produces hydrogen peroxide,
which is a perfect natural antibacterial agent.
This strain is considered by many experts to be the most
potent strain of the B. bifidum family. It makes its home
in your large intestine and helps derail harmful bacteria
and other pathogens. It also stops bad bacteria and yeast
Bifidobacteria Breve BR-03
This strain helps stop rotavirus-induced diarrhea and IBS
symptoms, and helps nutrient absorption as well.
Keeping a strong population of good bacteria is vital not
only for prevention of Leaky gut syndrome, but for good GI
health, a strong immune system and overall health from head
PS: Remember, acid-creating, badly combined foods make
the bad bacteria in your gut multiply like rabbits. So to
help prevent or eliminate Leaky gut syndrome and balance
the bacteria in your gut, you need to have a more
alkalizing diet too, like I'll teach you in Great Taste No
About the Author
Sherry Brescia is a natural health researcher, president
of Holistic Blends, Inc. and author of the mega best-
selling Great Taste No Pain Health System.
She has over 20 years experience in the medical research
field, and cured herself from IBS in 1992 by changing her
diet and eating the way she now teaches in her Great Taste
No Pain system.
Sherry has made it her life's mission to help others with
digestive challenges by educating them about the role of
diet in overall health and the importance of an alkaline pH.
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