Leaky Gut, and Intestinal Permeability
Leaky Gut, and Intestinal Permeability, and Extra-Intestinal Symptoms
When you suffer from IBD, UC, Crohn’s this can lead to a whole gamut of cascading problems which is important to be on the look out for.
Cascading problems such as:
- Malabsorption of nutrients, causing malnutrition (often undiagnosed)
- B12 Deficiency, which if it goes undiagnosed can lead to pernicious anemia
- Inadequate Vitamin D3 levels, leaving your immune system at risk
- Ineffective or low levels of good intestinal gut flora, putting your immune system at risk
- Bone Density Loss, Osteopenia, or Osteoporosis
- Problems with Concentration
- Improper Digestion
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Intestinal Permeability
- Extra-Intestinal Symptoms of Joint Pains, Skin Rashes, Eye Problems
- Depression and Anxiety
- And of course digestive issues of: Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating, Gas, Cramping, Abdominal Pain, Distention, just to name of few of the many symptoms
Has your Doctor told you to be on the lookout for these Cascading Problems?
So, what can you do about these Cascading Problems?
1) By being proactive and being aware, you’ll be on the lookout for these problems before they occur
2) By being aware of these problems, you’ll be able to see the symptoms and know what they correlate to
3) By putting in place certain checks and balances, you’ll be in a position to assess these problems
4) By taking some simple steps, you’ll be able to pre-empt some of these problems
Now that you know which cascade of problems to be on the lookout for, what can you do to prevent them? Let’s get through each one, and see how to pre-empt them:
A) Malabsorption of nutrients, causing malnutrition (often undiagnosed)
B) B12 Deficiency, which if it goes undiagnosed can lead to pernicious anemia
C) Inadequate Vitamin D3 Levels, leaving your Immune System at risk
D) Ineffective or low levels of good intestinal gut flora, putting your immune system at risk
E) Bone Density Loss, Osteopenia, or Osteoporosis
F) Fatigue, and
G) Problems with Concentration
H) Improper Digestion
I) Leaky Gut Syndrome, and
J) Intestinal Permeability and
K) Extra-Intestinal Symptoms of Joint Pains, Skin Rashes, Eye Problems
These 3 Cascading Problems are related in that one affects the other. These can be prevented by doing some simple things we’ve already discussed (see above, digestive enzymes and proper food combining), and by adding some simple measures to ensure colonic repair.
Taking L-Glutamine amino acid promotes colonic repair, and taking Glutathione addresses the “Auto-Immunity” issue of these cascading problems that stem from our basic disease, IBD, UC, Crohn’s.
L-Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients for your intestines. L-Glutamine is the primary energy source for your immune system. It has the ability to “repair Leaky Gut Syndrome” by maintaining the integrity of the bowels.
But the reason to take L-Glutamine on a daily and continued basis is for: COLONIC REPAIR.
L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is the main source of energy for the mucosal cells that line the intestines, and helps them heal.
To ensure colonic repair, I take L-Glutamine in my daily protein shake, click here for the recipe.
Where do I get my L-Glutamine from?
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body and plays vital roles in muscle repair and recovery, as well as colonic repair. Optimum Nutrition’s Glutamine Powder is made from pure L-Glutamine and is flavorless, making it easy to mix!
“Awesome product! It’s pretty simple – only ingredient is glutamine. I take 1 scoop (5g each night before bed). When I first started taking it, I had much deeper sleep = more dreams = more REM = better recovery/energy levels. I got a bunch of my clients taking it, too. They experienced the same thing. It’s pretty affordable – certainly worth the investment.” by Daniel
As we have discussed in prior Updates:
Low levels of glutathione have been implicated in many autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.
That’s the reason I take Glutathione.
Glutathione, Cysteine, & Vitamin C
I think it’s very important to be aware of these Cascading Problems, and specifically, Leaky Gut Syndrome and Intestinal Permeability and Extra-Intestinal Symptoms, so that you can be pro-active and to pre-empt further problems. It’s unlikely your doctor has made you aware of these.