In a healthy gut, our microbiome bacteria is tightly controlled by beneficial flora. But when this beneficial flora is weakened and damaged, they get out of control. Each of these microbes is capable of causing many health problems, not the least of which is leaky gut. Unfortunately, our modern lifestyles sooner or later damage our indigenous gut flora of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, other yeasts, and many other micro-creatures living symbiotically together. When this happens whatever opportunistic and pathogenic microbes are there will grab this opportunity and take over and cause havoc in our gut. The best known is the fungus Candida albicans, which causes untold misery to millions of people. Its cells attach themselves to the gut lining literally putting “roots” through it and making it “leaky”.
Many other opportunistic microbes that are not controlled by good bacteria also get access to the gut wall and damage its integrity, making it “leaky”. For example, microbiologists have observed how the common opportunistic gut bacteria from the families Spirochaetaceae and Spirillaceae have an ability due to their spiral shape to push apart intestinal cells, breaking down the integrity of the intestinal wall and allowing through substances which normally should not get through. When partially digested foods get through this leaky gut wall into the bloodstream, the immune system recognizes them as foreign and attacks them. This is how food allergies or intolerances develop. What is happening is that foods do not get a chance to be digested properly before they are absorbed through the damaged gut wall. But the good news is that in many cases when the gut wall is healed food allergies disappear.
We recommend you go on a GAPS diet, specifically a lot of bone broth and soup for about a week and take the protocol supplementation below. Remember, your gut wall is completely renewed in five days! So this is an easy and beautiful healing protocol.
By unleashing the Forbidden Doctor within, this protocol gives support to enable your body to heal itself.
Leaky Gut ProtocolDr. Jack and Mary Stockwell, CGP, have a specific supplement protocol for GAPS – Gut Dysbiosis – Adult (Introductory) however we do not recommend nutritional support for non-patients using generic protocols. To access our Patient-Only content on The Forbidden Doctor website, you must start by filling out our free Symptom Survey. Dr. Stockwell and his staff will review and provide customized supplement protocols for each new patient entering our practice. These personalized protocols will save you money immediately by guiding you to only the supplements you need. Once you are a patient who has been evaluated, you will be granted access to the Patient Portal and all of our Symptom Library protocols, including this one. There will also be a treasure trove of forbidden information that’s been kept from you for at least 90 years.
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