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.

Come back next week for:

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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Lydia Polstra

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Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) – What is GAPS?

In this video, Dr Natasha Campbell McBride – author of Gut And Psychology Syndrome talks about her personal experience as the mother of an autistic child and how the GAPS protocol can help heal psychological and physiological disease.
This from the transcript of Part 1 of 3 videos. Here is the link to part 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epkFl5qaYEU
Dr. McBride: It is a personal story like with many other mainstream doctors. In order for us to move into the alternative field we have to have some personal reason for it.
My first child was diagnosed autistic at the age of 3. That threw me into a very steep learning curve when I discovered that my own profession had nothing to offer my child.
As a result of that search as of now he’s a healthy young adult with no traces of autism left. He’s leading a normal life. He’s driving a car. He’s got a girlfriend. He’s going to university. So everything is absolutely fine.
As that start learning curve progressed, GAPS got developed, gut and psychology syndrome. As the name implies it establishes a connection between the functioning of the digestive system and the functioning of the brain in the person because that contact is very, very tight. What’s happening in the digestive system doesn’t just affect the brain. It affects everything else in the body.
So the second part of GAPS syndrome has gut and physiology syndrome which includes all sorts of physical conditions such as autoimmunity, multiple sclerosis and diabetes type 1, and rheumatoid arthritis includes the diseases of low energy, supply low energy production such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and allergies and all types of arthritis and all sorts of other physical conditions.
When we talk about gut and psychology syndrome we talk about the function of the brain. Here we talk about autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia and dyspraxia and various other mixtures of learning behavioral and social problems in children and adults. That also includes psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in schizophrenia and eating disorders and addictions and epilepsy.
So when we talk about gut and psychology and gut and physiology syndrome we talk about the roots of our health because the roots of the human health are embedded in the digestive tract.
It’s a digestive tract that feeds us and nurtures us and nourishes us and looks after us. In these people (GAPS people) because they develop abnormal gut flora their digestive system instead of being a source of nourishment for them becomes a major source of toxicity in the body.
Foods don’t get digested properly so the person develops multiple nutritional deficiencies. The gut lining itself deteriorates becomes porous and leaky and lets through partially digested foods When this partially digested foods are found in the bloodstream by the immune system, the immune system attacks them it recognizes them as foreign substances.
The person starts developing food allergies and intolerances to all sorts of foods. It’s not due to the problem with the food itself is due to the fact that their gut lining is like a sieve.
So the treatment has to be focusing on the gut lining on healing and sealing the gut lining. In these people their gut flora gets taken over by pathogenic microbes: pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, worms, parasites all sorts of things.
These pathogens digest food that comes home in their own way converting it into hundreds and hundreds of very toxic substances. These toxic substances are absorbed through the damaged gut lining into the bloodstream and get distributed around the body.
When they get in the brain they impair the brain function. When they get into joints they cause arthritis. If they get into lungs they would cause some other disease if they get into your skin they can go psoriasis eczema or any other disease of the skin. Whatever they get to they cause trouble around the body. So that’s what in essence GAPS is.
In the next few weeks I will post the following videos:
Part 2
Dr. Natasha explains when you should see a mainstream doctor and how the body can kickstart its own healing process for many degenerative diseases – even when things seem hopeless.
Part 3
Dr. Natasha talks about the healing wisdom of our bodies.
It is my desire to follow the GAPS diet for nutritional healing of the gut and therefore the brain and the rest of the body. I will also use the macros of the Ketogenic diet to control body fat. Thank you for reading my Posts. It will be an interesting journey.
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May you Live Long Healthy.
Yours truly,
Lydia Polstra
lpolstra@bell.net