LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
Does it Explain Why Your Candida won’t go away?
Leaky Gut Syndrome –Is a very common condition in this day and age. It is the
cause of much or our modern autoimmune illness, IBS, Chrons disease, allergies,
asthma, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, arthritic conditions etc.
It is an illness that depicts our modern times. A gut which has become inflamed
and will become very porous, (much more porous than it should be), it will allow
large food proteins, bacteria, fungi, metals and toxic substances straight into
our blood stream. This is the basis of “Leaky Gut Syndrome”
In more scientific language, an increase in permeability of the intestinal
mucosa to luminal macromolecules, antigens and toxins associated with
inflammatory degenerative and/or atrophic mucosal damage. Once in the blood
stream our immune system is the last line of defense to deal with these
substances and it will eventually get overwhelmed if a Leaky Gut is not
Cause of Leaky Gut Syndrome
Our intestinal lining replaces itself approximately every 24 hours. This means
that every cell that the lining is composed of is digested or sloughed off, and
a new one grows to take its place. All this activity means the gut uses more
blood when it is resting than any other organ but it is also the first to lose
its blood supply when in a fight or flight situation, which is what stress is.
If you have a lot of stress then your gut will always be starved for blood and
the lining will be impaired.
The key and most common cause of Leaky Gut is Candida. Candida is a
yeast-fungal organism that grows roots like a plant. These roots grow into and
through your intestinal tract looking for food. These roots break through the
intestinal lining and cause the leaky gut!
The Big Confusion
Leaky gut causes many of the severe symptoms of Candida. Removing Candida can
often help Leaky Gut; removing Candida often does not heal the Leaky Gut unto
itself. After Candida is gone, Leaky Gut is still there and so are the Leaky Gut
symptoms. So the person thinks he has Candida. They are right to think it is
still Candida because the Candida caused the Leaky Gut and its symptoms in the
first place. But After the Candida is gone the Leaky Gut remains so the person
still thinks that Candida is there. Well it’s not! And if the person and the
Doctor continue to treat the Candida they get no improvement because what they
should be treating is the Leaky Gut!
Acidophillus Makes me Sick!
When one has Leaky Gut they lose their “Mucin Layer’ Mucins protect your
intestinal cells and act like a barrier similar to wax on your car or wood
floor. When the Mucin layer is gone due to Leaky Gut you may react allergicly to
Acidophilus. If Acidophilus makes you bloat, gas, itch, or gives you rashes,
hives, flu symptoms and allergy reactions you may have Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Other factors that cause or worsen Leaky Gut Syndrome are:
· Alcohol and caffeine, which irritate the gut wall, this includes cokes
(diet and regular), chocolate, coffee, and cocoa.
· Contaminated foods, E. coli and other bacteria’s can develop due to poor
· Chemicals found in processed and fermented foods (dyes and
preservatives), wine, vinegar, soy sauce, tofu, etc.
· A diet high in refined sugars and other carbohydrates (e.g. candy,
cookies, sodas, processed foods and white bread).
· Foods contaminated by parasites (pork, chicken, fresh water and hatchery
· Antibiotic use-this causes an overgrowth of fungi (yeast) in the gut due
to the immune suppression that occurs.
· Ingestion of animal products that have been given hormonal and
· NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
The Mucous System's Role
The mucous system in our nasal passages flushes bacteria and viral particles
into our stomach where the HCl Acid should kill them. Any that get through to a
normal gut should eventually be excreted. Of course a Leaky Gut will let them
into the bloodstream. When leaky gut is improved;
· Air-borne allergy-causing contaminants such as household dust (mite feces);
pollens etc. can be shielded from entering the tissue of the lungs and nasal
passages, thus reducing the affects of hay fever and asthma.
· Industrial contaminants such as exhaust gasses, solvents etc. are also
· Parasites, such as Cryptosporidium, giardia, salmonella, even hookworm can
be dissuaded from entering the walls of the stomach and intestines. This coating
can also provide a hostile living environment for parasites.
· Provide a shield to prevent the roots of the candida yeast culture from
penetrating the intestine wall, thus reducing the severity of this disease.
Undigested food and toxins are deterred from entering the blood stream through a
leaky gut thus reducing one of the most common causes of allergies and
The 7 stages of the 'inflamed’ gut
1. When the gut is inflamed, it does not absorb nutrients and foods properly and
so fatigue and bloating can occur.
2. As mentioned previously, when large food particles are absorbed there is the
creation of food allergies and new symptoms with target organs, such as
arthritis or fibromyalgia.
3. When the gut is inflamed the carrier proteins are damaged so nutrient
deficiencies occur which can also cause any symptom, like magnesium deficiency
induced muscle spasm or copper deficiency induced high cholesterol.
4. Likewise when the detox pathways that line the gut are compromised, chemical
sensitivity can arise. Furthermore the leakage of toxins overburdens the liver
so that the body is less able to handle everyday chemicals.
5. When the gut lining is inflamed the protective coating of lgA (immunoglobulin
A) is adversely affected and the body is not able to ward off protozoa,
bacteria, viruses and yeast’s like candida.
6. When the intestinal lining is inflamed, bacteria and yeast’s are able to
translocate. This means that they are able to pass from the gut lumen or cavity,
into the bloodstream and set up infection anywhere else in the body.
7. The worst symptom is the formation of antibodies. Sometimes these leak across
and look similar to antigens on our own tissues. Consequently, when an antibody
is made to attack it, it also attacks our tissue. This is probably how
autoimmune disease s tart. Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis,
thyroiditis and many others are members of this ever-growing category of
Diseases Caused By Leaky Gut Syndrome
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
· Rheumatoid Arthritis,
· Multiple Sclerosis,
· Crohn’s Disease,
· Addison’s Disease,
These are only some of the autoimmune disorders that are all treated very
effectively when a leaky gut is healed. The inflammation caused by Leaky Gut
Syndrome also damages the protective coating of Mucins in the intestinal tract.
Mucins are a protective barrier
similar to the wax on ones floor.
Damage also occurs to the antibodies of the IgA family (immunoglobins) normally
present in a healthy gut. The IgA’s help our body to ward off infections,
however, a leaky gut causes considerable damage to the immune system (IgA’s) and
makes us less resistant to viruses, bacteria’s, parasites, toxic materials,
metals and candida.
Another problem a leaky gut creates is a mineral deficiency because the
inflammatory processes damage the damage that happens to the carrier proteins,
which are needed for, transport of specific minerals. For example, a magnesium
deficiency that is present in most Fibromyalgia patients. This patient can take
incredibly high doses of magnesium, however, if the carrier protein for this
mineral is damaged, no matter how much of the mineral you take, it will not get
into the body where it is needed. This can also be true for some bone disorders.
Even a zinc deficiency, which will affect hair loss and some eye disorders
(macular degeneration). Copper deficiency can also occur this way, which can
lead to Osteoarthritis or even elevated blood cholesterol in some cases. For any
syndrome that could be connected to a mineral deficiency, or exhibits symptoms
that don’t seem to go away no matter what you do, you should
consider the possibility of a leaky gut.
Healing Leaky Gut
In order to heal Leaky Gut we must first disinfect the intestines of all the
infections we can cause or prevent the gut from healing. In 1990 I began to
describe the new approach to Candida. The new approach 1st eliminated parasites
and the top layers of Candida, the used natural killers to destroy the candida
throughout the body. The killers are taken on a 4-day rotation so that the
candida will not become immune to them. The next step is to destroy the Candida
deep in the lining of intestines where it will cause Leaky Gut.
Once this is done the leaky can be healed using the Leaky Gut Protocol. There
are many products made today for leaky gut syndrome today. Most contain
Glutamine, MSM, zinc, essential fatty acids, intestinal protein concentrate,
white fish proteins, Mucins, vitamins and minerals that help to reduce
inflammation and heal the gut lining. After Leaky Gut is Healed You Can Then
Take and Benefit from Acidophilus
The Leaky Gut Testing
In order to determine which product will the best and the length of time needed
on the products we perform a Leaky Gut test. The intestinal permeability test is
performed in the following way. A solution of two non-metabolizable sugars is
consumed. One of these sugars is normally absorbed by the intestinal mucosa, the
other is not. Urine is collected for several hours after drinking the solution
and a sample is sent to the laboratory for analysis. When the normally
non-absorbed sugar is found at high concentration in the urine, this indicates
Leaky Gut Syndrome. If the normally absorbed sugar is found to be lacking in the
urine, this is a sign of malabsorption. Results of the intestinal permeability
test lead to appropriate follow-up evaluation and natural therapies to restore
By Michael C Biamonte CCN.
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