Reversing Diabetes 101 with Dr. Sarah Hallberg: The Truth About Carbs, Blood Sugar and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

Blog - Oct. 12 -2018

Dr. Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett, a program she created.

Her program has consistently exceeded national benchmarks for weight loss, and has been highly successful in reversing diabetes and other metabolic diseases.

In this video series, we’ll explore the causes of type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it. Please copy and paste this link into your address bar.

https://blog.virtahealth.com/reversing-diabetes-101-truth-about-carbs-and-blood-sugar/

The series:

  1. How food affects blood sugar
  2. Carbohydrate intolerance and insulin resistance
  3. How type 2 diabetes became an epidemic
  4. Treating type 2 diabetes—and why ‘eat less, exercise more’ doesn’t work
  5. The history and safety of Ketogenic diets
  6. Research on Ketogenic interventions for type 2 diabetes
  7. Ketogenic meals and food options

1: How food affects blood sugar

Fat does not impact blood insulin levels. Carbs have a high impact on blood sugar, protein impacts them moderately, but fat? No impact!

2: Carbohydrate intolerance and insulin resistance

When someone with type 2 diabetes eats carbohydrates, it causes their blood sugar to rise above what is healthy.

In a person with carbohydrate intolerance, type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, the body loses its insulin sensitivity and more and more insulin is required to remove the excess blood sugar. As a result, blood sugar levels remain high and insulin levels are high as well, and these high insulin levels can make your body even less sensitive to insulin.

3: How type 2 diabetes became an epidemic

Soon after the U.S. government recommended new dietary guidelines with a low-fat, high-carb diet were recommended in 1977, type 2 diabetes prevalence increased dramatically. Fifty-two percent of adults in the United States had type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes as of the end of 2017.

4: Treating type 2 diabetes—and why ‘eat less, exercise more’ doesn’t work

There has been an explosion of drugs have been brought to market, and there are hundreds of lifestyle interventions to choose from.

The medication approach focuses on management of diabetes, not reversal. Taking medications for type 2 diabetes combats the end result, which is rising blood sugar, but does not address the root causes—insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance.

Most lifestyle interventions focus on eating less and exercising more. The problem with these programs is that they tend to be high in carbs, even if they are cutting back on calories. When you eat a high-carb diet, the resulting increase in your blood sugar triggers an insulin response in your body, and insulin blocks your body’s ability to burn fat. Insulin actively blocks the breakdown of stored body fat, meaning that as long as insulin is high, it will be very difficult to lose weight—even if you are eating very little.

The solution?Switch to a low-carb, high fat diet that won’t cause blood sugar spikes. By keeping your blood sugar down, you’ll keep your insulin levels down, and unlock your body’s natural ability to burn its stored fat. One type of low-carb, high-fat diet is called a Ketogenic diet.

*I (Dr. Hallberg) do not recommend making significant dietary changes without physician supervision, especially if you are on any medications.

5: The history and safety of Ketogenic diets

There are cultures who have thrived for centuries on high-fat, low-carb diets, such as the Masai warriors and Inuits. In the past 20 years, elite athletes, especially endurance athletes looking for an edge, have started adopting low carb and Ketogenic diets for improved performance.

6: Research on Ketogenic interventions for type 2 diabetes

Clinical trials have proven a low-carb, high fat diet to be significantly more effective than programs that encourage you to eat less and exercise.

In our clinical trial, Virta patients lost almost 12% of their starting body weight in 6 months—that’s nearly 3x the weight loss of commercially available weight loss programs.

And contrary to what you might have been told, low-carb, high fat lifestyles have not demonstrated an increased risk in cardiovascular disease. In fact, patients in our clinical trial also had a significant reduction (22%) in triglycerides, which are associated with risk for cardiovascular disease, in just 10 weeks.

56% of patients were able to lower their HbA1c to below the diagnostic threshold for type 2 diabetes, and 47.7% were able to reverse their diabetes—lower their HbA1c while eliminating their medications (excluding Metformin).

7: Ketogenic meals and food options

Breakfast samples: Scrambled eggs with cheese and sausage, bacon and fried eggs cooked in butter, cream cheese pancakes, full-fat yogurt with raspberries and almonds.

Lunch samples: Salads loaded up with meat or cheese, avocado, veggies and olive oil. Or a lettuce-wrapped burger or bread-less sandwich from any fast food outlet.

Snacks samples: Salted nuts and olives, salami and cheese, celery and almond butter or full-fat yogurt.

Dinner samples:  Prefer to dine out? Try a lettuce wrapped burger from a fast food restaurant, a salad from Chipotle or surf and turf with broccoli from Applebee’s.

BONUS: Dr. Hallberg presented Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines to the medical community. It gives you more information on how to reverse diabetes 2.

Dr. Sarah Hallberg provides compelling evidence that diabetes 2 can be “cured”, and the solution is simpler than you might think.

Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da1vvigy5tQ

Please consider visiting Lydia’s Blog https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com

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Does Chronic Stress Cause Disease? Yes, it does, but through two causes – deficiency at toxicity.

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Are there solutions to stress?  In this Post I selected four experts to show us how.

SOLUTION ONE: To restore cells to normal and reverse disease, you have to address why cells are malfunctioning. Cells malfunction only if they suffer from a lack of nutrients (deficiency) or excess of something not needed (toxicity), and usually a combination of both.

Manufacturing stress chemicals depletes the body of critical nutrients, causing deficiency, and the buildup of stress chemicals has a toxic effect on the body.

You have a power to prevent the two causes of the disease because you are able to choose how you live your life. All you have to do is give your cells what they need and protect them from what they don’t need.

Source:The Great American Health Hoaxhttps://www.amazon.ca/Great-American-Health-Hoax-Disease-Free/dp/0757318495

Dr. Raymond Francisis described as “one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease,” Raymond Francis draws deeply from his years of personal experience and professional training. He is a chemist and a graduate of MIT.

SOLUTION TWO:How Stress Impacts Your Gut

Chronic stress results in alterations in your brain-gut connection, which can cause or worsen numerous gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, food allergies, GERD and more.

In a very real sense you have two brains, one inside your skull and one in your gut. Interestingly, these two organs are actually created out of the same type of tissue during fetal development.

These two systems are connected via the vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem down to your abdomen.  This “brain-gut axis” is what connects your two brains together, and explains why you get butterflies in your stomach when you’re nervous, for example.

Imbalances in Your Gut Can Make You Depressed, Anxious and More

Increasingly, scientific evidence shows that nourishing your gut flora with the friendly bacteria with fermented foods or probiotics is extremely important for proper brain function, and that includes psychological well-being and mood control. For instance, the probiotic known as Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001 has been shown to normalize anxiety-like behavior in mice with infectious colitis.i

Research published in 2011 also demonstrated that probiotics have a direct effect on brain chemistry under normal conditions — in such a way that can impact your feelings of anxiety or depression. In short, the probiotic ** Lactobacillus rhamnosus*had a marked effect on GABA [an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is significantly involved in regulating many physiological and psychological processes] levels in certain brain regions and lowered the stress-induced hormone corticosterone, resulting in reduced anxiety- and depression-related behavior.ii

Stress-reduction tools used in combination with dietary approaches to heal and support your gut can help improve your overall health on physical and emotional levels. ***

On a personal note: *** In my Blog I talk about healing the gut with the GAPS Diet, here is another example where eating foods provided by Mother Nature heal whereas processed foods stress the gut. To learn more, please visit my Post https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/gut-and-psychology-syndrome-gaps-what-is-gaps/

Source:How Stress Wreaks Havoc on Your Gut — And What to Do About It

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Next search for: How Stress Wreaks Havoc on Your Gut

** Lactobacillus rhamnosus may be in other products but I found it in Dr. Tennant’s Gut Pro-B. For more information visit  http://senergy.us/nutritional-products.html  When I order them I call 972-580-0545. I do not make a profit from sales.

Who is Dr. Jerry Tennant?  http://www.senergy.us/doctor-tennant.html

SOLUTION THREE:Dr. McGuff, an Emergency Doctor and exercise expert, shares to the tools he uses to prepare for the most stressful situations. If it works for him, perhaps it will work for you too. To learn about Dr. McGuff visit http://www.drmcguff.com/about-doug/

Source:How to Survive High Stress, Difficult Situations | Doug McGuff M.D.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3fXp7rKD1E

Controlling inner stress helps you deal with external stress. Here is an overview of the tools he uses:

B  Breathe – calm yourself using Box-Breathing

T Talk – Talk yourself through the stressful situation. You can do this?

C Visualize your Desired Outcome

F Focus

P Posture

You have heard from these experts on how to handle stress. Now it is your time to take action. What is your solution?

SOLUTION FOUR: This is where YOU fill in the blank. “I reduce stress by ________.”

Disclaimer: The content of this email or Post is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

Please consider visiting Lydia’s Blog https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com

It will be the same posting that I email, but you can search the Blog using key words. In the Blog I discuss the Ketogenic and GAPS (for gut health) diets, supplements and Super-slow High Resistance Training.

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May you Live Long Healthy.

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Lydia Polstra

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How do we feed ourselves properly? The answer is: get back in touch with your body’s inner intelligence.

We all have different heredity and constitution. If your predecessors were Vikings or Eskimos, then chances are that you will generally need to eat lots of fish, meat and fat. But if your predecessors came from a Mediterranean culture or some tropical area of the world, then you will probably need more carbohydrates in your diet. As a result, anyone of the popular diets suits some people and does not suit others.

Also, throughout our lives our bodies go through cycles of building itself up and cleansing itself. For building itself your body needs very different nutrients from those it uses for cleansing itself (animal foods are generally building, while plant foods are generally cleansing).

We all have an autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for your heart beating, for your digestive system feeding you, etc. The autonomic nervous system is made out of two branches: a sympathetic nervous system and a parasympathetic nervous system. These two systems generally work in opposition to each other providing a very complex balance in every function of the body.

Depending on an infinite number of factors (daily cycle of activity and sleep, season, weather, stress, infection, feeding / cleansing, your occupation at the time, etc.) you will shift from being ‘sympathetic dominant’ to ‘parasympathetic dominant’.

These two branches of our nervous system require very different sets of nutrients to be fed: one likes meat and fat, while the other needs more plant foods. Only your body knows what proportions of protein/fat/carbohydrate it needs at any given moment of your life.

How do we feed ourselves properly? The answer is: get back in touch with your body’s inner intelligence.

Mother Nature gave us senses of SMELL, TASTE, DESIRE for a particular food and a sense of SATISFACTION after eating it. So, when your body needs a particular mix of nutrients, it will give you a desire for a particular food, which contains just that right mix; this particular food will smell divine to you and taste wonderful, and you will feel satisfied after eating it.

So, the only way for us to serve our bodies properly with the right food is to be in touch with our senses!

The DESIRE for a particular food is the main way your body tells you what it needs at any particular moment nutritionally. So, when you get hungry, stop and think: ” What is the most appealing food for me right now?” The answer will come immediately, and just the thought of that particular food will fill your mouth with saliva. Desire is your inner body intelligence talking to you, letting you know what it needs to keep you healthy, energetic and happy. If you listen to your desire every time you eat, you will be able to digest that food well and it will do you only good, because you have eaten it at the right time, just when your body asked for it.

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TROUBLE is that in our modern commercial world people’s desires for food has been manipulated through the use of addictive and taste-altering chemicals in processed foods. Listening to your desire onlyapplies to natural foods – foods that Mother Nature has designed. Stop eating processed foods and your normal sense of desire for food will return.

The sense of SMELL gives your body a lot of information about the food: is it safe to eat, has it been contaminated by chemicals or microbes, is it fresh, and most importantly, is it appropriate for your bodily needs at the moment? So, before putting anything into your mouth smell it: if it is the right food for you at the moment, it will smell very appealing. If it is not the right food, it will smell repulsive. Respect your sense of smell and listen to it.

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TROUBLE is, that many people in our modern world have a damaged sense of smell due to use ofmanmade chemicals, such as laundry detergents, domestic cleaning chemicals, so called air fresheners and perfumes block the limited number of smell olfactory receptors in your nose. Once the receptors are blocked by a chemical, any new molecules of that chemical coming in have nothing to attach to, so you cannot smell it anymore.

To restore your sense of smell, remove all smelly/perfumed chemicals from your environment. In a few weeks time your olfactory receptors will clean themselves up and your sense of smell will return.

The sense of TASTE is one of the channels of communication between your body’s inner intelligence and your conscious mind. This the way your body tells you it needs a particular mix of nutrients, by giving you great pleasure from consuming them in the form of food.

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The TROUBLE is that many people have an altered or dulled sense of taste due to regular consumption of processed foods.Many processed foods contain taste-altering chemicals, which are deliberately added to the ‘food’. These chemicals are not only toxic, but can alter your perception of taste for a long time, so it is essential to stop consuming processed foods in order to restore your normal sense of taste.

Working with a holistic dentist is very important, as many dental materials in the mouth can make it toxic and alter your sense of taste.

The sense of SATISFACTION after eating. If you have eaten a meal appropriate for your body’s nutritional needs at the time, you will feel fully satisfied.

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It is important not to overeat, so you don’t feel ‘stuffed’. However, if you listen to your sense of pleasure from food, then you will not overeat because you would stop eating as soon as the food stops being pleasurable.

Cravings for sweet foods are common due to unstable blood sugar level.It takes time to normalise blood sugar and the most effective way to deal with it is to increase your fat consumption, particularly animal fats. So, consume plenty of animal fats with your meals.

The GAPS Diet is not set in stone; you have to adapt it for your unique body, for its unique daily needs. The GAPS diet gives you the list of foods to work with. When you eat these different foods and in what proportions is up to you. Listen to your body’s needs, communicated to you through the senses of desire, smell, taste and satisfaction. Your body will let you know what proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrate to have at every meal.

Use your senses of smell, taste, desire for food and satisfaction from eating it to guide you in your decisions: when to eat, what foods to eat and in what combinations. And remember: you are unique, so what suits your neighbour may not suite you at all.

This Blog is an abbreviation of the original. Please find the complete document at the source: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s Poison!http://www.doctor-natasha.com/one-mans-meat-another-mans-poison.php

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For more information on GAPS please refer to her book

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition Paperback – Nov 15 2010

https://www.amazon.ca/Psychology-Syndrome-D-D-D-H-D-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852028

Disclaimer: The content of this email or Post is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

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Vegetarianism, Veganism, Fasting: Are they the keys to healing our bodies?

This video, Toxin, is presented in an easy to understand manner by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (human nutrition)who developed the GAPS ™ Nutritional programme.

Vegetarianism, Veganism are Fasting are time stamped.

http://www.doctor-natasha.com/toxin-interview.php

Overview of the quality of food we are eating.Dr. McBride explains the difference between food grown by organic farmers and food provided by commercialized farmers.

Organically grown food provides the natural vitamins and minerals we need to thrive, whereas industrially grown foods are treated with chemicals and have few nutrients.

Minutes 13:00

Global warmingcan be reversed in a few a decades by returning to organic farming by working with Mother Nature.

Minutes 18:00

Vegetarianism:Big commercial farms would make more profit if everyone became Vegetarians. Why, because it is easier and cheaper to grow crops then it is to grow animals for meat.

Minutes 30:00

Dr. McBride’s book: Vegetarianism Explained: Making an Informed Decision is the result of her study of Vegetarianism. Dr Campbell-McBride gives a full scientific description of how animal and plant foods are digested and used by the human body. This information will give the reader a good understanding on how to feed their body to achieve optimal health and vitality. It easy to read and it fully referenced.

Here is the link to the book https://www.amazon.ca/Vegetarianism-Explained-Making-Informed-Decision/dp/0954852060

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Minutes 44:00

Veganism is explained.

Minutes 53:00

Fasting types are explained.

Minutes 54:00

What is in our food?Where does the yoke’s yellow color come from?

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Be kind to our animals by raising them organically in small farms.

The doctor explains the difference between organically raised animals and commercially raised animals. The organic farm virtually eliminates the stress prior to a quick and kind death of the animal.

The industrially raised animals are subjected to the prolonged stress of traveling piled into trailers for days prior to slaughter.

Minutes 62:00

Autism and other diseases are dangerously on the rise. The GAPS diet has healed thousands of autistic children.

Minutes 64:00

Our World,we can provide our children a better world by going back to the kitchen and preparing food provided by Mother Nature, foods free from processing and chemicals.

Minutes 71:50

Addictions:Are you addicted to sugar and wheat flour? Did you know that those addictions lead other addictions and health issues? Dr. McBride explains how.

Minutes 75:00

Were do you start?  Dr. McBride tells us how others have made the change to a healthier diet based on the GAPSnutritional programme.

Thank you for taking the time to watch this video.

For more information on GAPS please refer to Dr. McBride’s book:

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition Paperback – Nov 15 2010

https://www.amazon.ca/Psychology-Syndrome-D-D-D-H-D-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852028

GAPS™ stands for Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome. It establishes a connection between functions of the brain, the digestive system and the immune system.

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ANEMIA healed with the GAPS diet.

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The majority of people with Anemia look pale and pasty. The symptoms may include pale skin, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, cognitive problems, headache and numb or cold sensations in the extremities. (Some of these sound familiar to me.)

Most people with abnormal gut flora have various stages of anemia. They can’t absorb essential-for-blood vitamins and minerals from food, and their own production of these vitamins is damaged.

On top of that, people with damaged gut flora have a particular group of pathogenic bacteria growing inside their gut, which are iron-loving bacteria.  They consume whatever iron the person gets from the diet, leaving the person deficient in iron.

Many have been prescribed Iron tablets by their doctors. Iron supplementation gives them a lot of unpleasant digestive side effects due to encouraging growth of pathogenic iron-loving bacteria and direct negative affects on the cells of the gut lining, which are already inflamed and very sensitive in GAPS patients. (I was told to get more iron too.)

People with abnormal gut flora have multiple nutritional deficiencies. The most common deficiencies are in magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, calcium, manganese, Sulfur, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, Vitamins B1, B3, B6, B12, C, A, D, folic acid, pantothenic acid, omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, taurine, alpha-ketoglutaric acid, glutathione and other nutrients.

These nutrients are needed for normal functioning and development of the brain, immune system and rest of the body.

When the gut flora is healed with the GAPS diet then the essential-for-blood vitamins and minerals will be absorbed. Our bodies will thrive!

When the gut flora is healed with the GAPS diet then the essential-for-blood vitamins and minerals will be absorbed. Our bodies will thrive!

 

This Post was a continuation of the last three Posts:

  1. Our gut holds the roots of our health, with sick roots we will not to thrive.

https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/our-gut-holds-the-roots-of-our-health-with-sick-roots-we-will-not-to-thrive/

  1. The second Post helped us to understand, “How Did I Get Gut Issues?” We learned that without well functioning gut flora we will have nutritional deficiencies, food in tolerances and be unable to digest milk and wheat. https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/how-did-i-get-gut-issues/

 

  1. The third Post helped us understand that fibercannot be digested by the gut without beneficial bacteria?

https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/did-you-know-that-fiber-cannot-be-digested-by-the-gut-without-beneficial-bacteria/

  1. This Post, the final post on the roots of our health, was on Anemia.

Next weeks Post will be from the video TOXIN Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride Interview by S Downs, MD.

The information provided is from Dr. Natasha McBride’s book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome.It is available at https://www.amazon.ca/Psychology-Syndrome-D-D-D-H-D-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852028

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Did you know that fiber cannot be digested by the gut without beneficial bacteria?

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Fibercannot be digested by the gut without the help of beneficial bacteria.Beneficial bacteria feed on fiber producing a whole host of good nutrition for the gut wall and the whole body. When the good bacteria are damaged and are not able to “work” the fiber, dietary fiber itself can become dangerous for the digestive system, providing a good habitat for the bad pathogenic bacteria and aggravating inflammation in the gut wall.

Latose(milk sugar) is another substance which most of us would not be able to digest without are good bacteria in gut. If we are not meant to digest lactose, then, why do some people seem to manage it perfectly well?

The answer is that these people have the right bacteria in their gut. One of the major lactose-ingesting bacteria in the human gut is a physiological strains of E. coli. They exist in large numbers throughout life, providing they do not get destroyed by antibiotics and other environmental influences. Apart from digesting lactose, these E. coli produce vitamin K2, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, produce antibiotic like substances and control other members of their own family, which can cause disease. In fact having your gut populated by the physiological strains of E. coli is the best way to protect yourself from pathogenic species of E. coli.

Vitamins and amino acids deficiencies: In the process of evolution Nature made sure that when the food supply is sparse, we humans don’t die from vitamins and amino acids deficiencies.

Nature provided us with our own factory that provides a constant stream these substances – our healthy gut flora.  And when this gut flora is damaged, despite adequate nutrition, we develop vitamin deficiencies. Why? Because many vitamins and other active substances have a fairly short life in the body. So, unless one is taking these vitamins every hour (providing that they can get absorbed at all without healthy gut flora), there will be periods during the day when the body would be deficient of these vitamins. That is what happens to people with damaged gut flora. Restoring the beneficial bacteria in the gut is the best way to deal with these deficiencies.

 

This Post was a continuation of the last two posts:

  1. Our gut holds the roots of our health, with sick roots we will not to thrive.

In that Post we learned about the 3 types of Micro-flora in our gut:

  • Essential or beneficial (friendly) flora.
  • Opportunistic flora.
  • Transitional flora.

Here is the link to the Post: Our gut holds the roots of our health, with sick roots we will not to thrive.https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/our-gut-holds-the-roots-of-our-health-with-sick-roots-we-will-not-to-thrive/

  1. The second Post helped us to understand how this situation could get worse.

In that Post we learned the situation is made worse because without well functioning gut flora we will have nutritional deficiencies and food in tolerances. We learned about our inability to digest milk and wheat.

Here is the link to the Post: How Did I Get Gut Issues? https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/how-did-i-get-gut-issues/

 

SOURCE: Gut and Psychology Syndrome https://www.amazon.ca/Psychology-Syndrome-D-D-D-H-D-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852028

Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

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You can search the Blog using key words. In the Blog I discuss the Ketogenic and GAPS (for gut health) diets, supplements and Super-slow High Resistance Training.

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Lydia Polstra

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How Did I Get Gut Issues?

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This Post is a continuation of the last post, which was: Our gut holds the roots of our health, with sick roots we will not to thrive.

In that Post we learned about the 3 types of Micro-flora in our gut:

  1. Essential or beneficial (friendly) flora.
  2. Opportunistic flora.
  3. Transitional flora.

The Post ended with how the opportunistic flora damage the gut wall if the beneficial (friendly) flora is weakened.

Here is the link to that Post: Our gut holds the roots of our health, with sick roots we will not to thrive.https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/our-gut-holds-the-roots-of-our-health-with-sick-roots-we-will-not-to-thrive/

We start off this Post with understanding how this situation could get worse.

The situation gets worse because without well functioning gut flora the gut wall becomes malnourished. That lack of nourishment damages of the digestive wall structure, which would further impair its ability to digest and absorb nutrients.

The absorptive surface of intestines has a structure of finger like protrusions called villi, and deep crypts between them. A thin layer of cells (enterocytes) make up lining of the gut (epithelium), coat the villi, they are the very cells that complete the digestive process and absorb the nutrients from the food. They are born in the crypts and travel to the top of the villi, where they get shed off. This way the cells of this thin layer of the intestine gets constantly renewed to ensure its ability to do its work well.

In a human body the absence of good bacteria always coincides with bad bacteria getting out of control. With weaken beneficial flora, the whole structure of the gut changes, starting process of developing diseases. The villi degenerate and become unable to digest food properly, leading to malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies and food in tolerances.

Nourishment of the body.

Everybody knows that the main purpose of having a digestive system is to be able to digest and absorb food. A good example is that digestion of milk and wheat proteins, which happens in two stages. The first stage occurs in the stomach where, under the influence of digestive juices produced by the stomach walls, milk and wheat protein to get split into peptides called caso-morphines (milk) and gluteomorphines or gliadinomorphines (wheat).

It is a normal process and it happens to all of us. Then these peptides move to the small intestine where the next stage of their digestion happens. They get subjected to pancreatic juices and then reach the intestinal wall where they are broken down by enzymes, on the microvilli of the enterocytes. This is the stage, which is missing in people with abnormal gut flora because of the poor state of their enterocytes.

As a result casomorphines (milk protein) and gluteomorphines (wheat protein) get absorbed into the bloodstream unchanged and cause problems in the body, particularly with the brain function and immune system function.

A well-balanced gut flora has an ability to digest proteins, ferment carbohydrates and breakdown lipids and fibre. By-products of bacterial activity in the gut are very important in transporting minerals, vitamins, water, gases and many other nutrients through the gut wall into the bloodstream. If the gut flora is damaged, the best foods and supplements in the world may not have a good chance of being broken down and absorbed.

I was particularly interested in this Post because since I was weaned I could not drink milk and I get nauseous when I eat wheat. I learned I was not alone.

The next Post will talk about fiber, latose, vitamin absorption and more.

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Did you know that fiber can not be digested by a human gut at all without the help of beneficial bacteria?

Source: Gut and Psychology Syndrome https://www.amazon.ca/Psychology-Syndrome-D-D-D-H-D-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852028

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