G2Voice Broadcast #44: What is causing IBD, IBS, Leaky Gut and Crohn’s dis-eases?
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What is causing IBD, IBS, Leaky Gut and Crohn’s dis-eases?
Last Sunday on the G2Voice we tried to answer the question, where in the body do dis-eases start? We showed how “hypochlorhydria”, or low stomach acid, most likely is the main culprit if not “THE” culprit in the start of the body’s dis-ease!The second culprit, which is a direct result of the first is; “dysbiosis”, which is a fancy word for, - an imbalance in the microbes in the intestines. This week on the G2Voice Broadcast we will be showing the link between both. We will also show the “dis-eases” that are being caused and why they fail in the first place. This should help everyone understand the reason for the human body to change from a state of “homeostasis”, at ease or balance, to a state of “dis-ease” or out of balance. We will pick up where we left off last Sunday’s Broadcast when we started talking about “dysbiosis” but ran out of time. Dysbiosis is caused directly by pathogens that have passed through the stomach without being stopped due to low stomach acid or “hypochlorhydria”.Pathogens are TOXINS, (natural, synthetic or artificial), viruses, bacteria, carcinogens, parasites, fungi, mold and any other organism that cause the body to be imbalanced hence; DIS-EASE of the body! The majority of pathogens enter through the mouth. Unless these pathogens are absorbed through the skin, inhaled or injected into the body, the main way
these enemies enter the body is orally. The “environment” of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus, i.e. from your “pie hole” to the “butt hole” is the main battle ground to maintain health or balance in the body. The gastrointestinal tract, although it is “inside” the body, is really working outside the body. Let me explain. The GI tract takes care of
digestion or the breaking down of food, a bsorption of nutrients, killing of pathogens and eliminating those toxins and waste before the cells of the human body receives any of its benefits or damages!
When the digestive system absorbs the nutrients in the stomach and intestines, these nutrients go into a system called the Hepatic portal system. Hepatic meaning pertaining to the “liver” and portal meaning “door or entrance”. Before the nutrients feed the cells,
they first go through another filtering system called the Hepatic system or the Liver. Once the Liver is finished doing its MANY functions to the blood then, and ONLY then is it allowed to in the blood which goes to the cells, which is how our body is made.
That is why I say the G.I. tract is “outside” the body and the nutrients are also, until they reach the human cells after passing through the Liver. Now, that is how everything works when the body is in balance or healthy, i.e. Homeostasis. But, when the GI Tract is compromised by pathogens it becomes toxic to the body and its systems don’t work the same which in turn effects the health of the WHOLE body! The body starts warning us long before “dis-ease” takes hold by e-mails to us called “symptoms”. If we don’t heed to these “messages” from the “doctor within” then we’ll see a slow destruction of the body’s defenses and ability to even absorb nutrients, which is called “malnutrition”. All kinds of so-called “dis-eases”, start appearing. Dis-ease of the body is only one thing! It is the opposite of “at-ease”. The start of the problem is in the stomach. If LOW, hypochlorhydria, or NO, achlorhydria, stomach acid occurs then the stomach is at dis-ease and the acid production is hindered. Pathogens are then allowed to survive, one being H. Pylori. The main mainstream medical “treatments” for H.Pylori infection, “heart burn”, “acid reflux” and other stomach issues destroy the stomach natural functions even more!
Look at the following list of “dis-eases” being blamed on low acid in the stomach.
COMMON SIGNS OF HYPOCHLORHYDRIA
• Bloating, Burping, and Gas immediately following meals / Staying full long after a meal is over
• Bad breath (seen with H. Pylori infections or Putrefaction) / PERIODONTAL DISEASE
• Heartburn / Indigestion
• Diarrhea or CONSTIPATION or other common symptoms of IBS (IBS is now the second-leading cause of missed work, behind only the common cold.)
• Undigested food in stools / Feeling Hungry despite Eating (due to maldigestion and malabsorbition of protein)
• CANDIDA (yeast overgrowths) / Rectal Itching / PARASITES / DYSBIOSIS
• Food Sensitivities such as GLUTEN, ALLERGIES, and ASTHMA
• Iron Deficiency / Various types of ANEMIA --- particularly Vitamin B-12 / Mineral Deficiencies in general / OSTEOPOROSIS
• Chronic Fatigue / Adrenal Fatigue (FIBROMYALGIA) / Lethargy / Apathy / DEPRESSION
• Dry Skin, Dry Hair, Cracked Nails• Severe Morning Sickness
• Spontaneous Recurrent Abortion (INFERTILITY)
• Autoimmune Diseases of all kinds, including HYPOTHYROIDISM
• Various forms of CANCER, including Stomach and Pancreatic Source: www.doctorschierling.com
So, can you see why I say that up to 90% or more of the dis-ease of the body starts in the stomach?
Once the gut starts leaking pathogens into the blood or pathogens are being absorbed into the portal system, we will see liver problems. Why is the body absorbing toxins? They are getting in through the stomach and the environment in the intestines which once prohibited that absorption and no longer has that ability. Also, the walls of the intestines are being perforated by the pathogens and are entering the blood without going through the portal system then the liver. The intestines are injured and bleeding. Less absorption of good nutrients, even if they are present, due to the fact that the system is damaged! Now, it isn’t long before the liver is dis-eased, then the thyroid, kidneys and lymphatic system. From there your body has less and less defense until it is then a breeding ground to EVERY pathogen and the body is fighting itself hence; “Autoimmune Dis-ease”!
This week we will be talking about the list of symptoms, which the medical community calls “dis-eases”, caused by “dysbiosis” or an imbalance in the gut environment. We will also be discussing what G2 Sacramental protocols to follow to “restore health” from Dysbiosis. Tune in Sunday, July 16th at www.g2voice.is at 10 AM CST.
What is Dysbiosis?
Dysbiosis is a term for a microbial imbalance that most often affects a person’s digestive tract. That being said, dysbiosis can also affect the skin, eyes, lungs, ears, nose, sinuses, nails, and vagina.
Dysbiosis is also sometimes called dysbacteriosis or bacterial dysbiosis. That is because the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) contains both “good” and “bad” bacteria to form the gut flora—also called the gut microbe.
But, other tiny organisms also reside in the gastrointestinal tract, including yeast, fungus, viruses, and parasites.
The dysbiosis pronunciation is “diss-bi-osis.” Russian-born microbiologist and zoologist, Dr. Elie Metchnikoff, would first coin the term in the 20th century. Dr. Metchnikoff is the first scientist to discover the impact of the properties of probiotics—also known as that “good bacteria.” The terms “dys” and “symbiosis” translate to “not living in harmony.”
"Dysbiosis refer to a bacterial imbalance in the gut, which can compromise the immune system. It has been said that dysbiosis plays a part in many conditions such as: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitus, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue. The main causes of Dysbiosis are believed to be antibiotics and pesticides along with other environmental and dietary factors." Source: LeakyGut.com
Sound like the cause of dysbiosis is toxins?
“The main causes of Dysbiosis are believed to be antibiotics and pesticides along with other environmental and dietary factors."
The body’s digestive tract from the mouth to the anus contains 80% of the body’s immune system which includes an array of microorganisms with bacterium being one of them. The healthy human body is home to 600 trillion bacteria.
Note: The body contains 50-60 trillion human cells but has 10 Times that amount of bacteria! So, we are 10 times more bacteria than human! Don’t fear bacteria!
Bacteria is on the surface of the skin, inside the mouth, nose and uro-genitary tract, but most live in the small and large intestine. More than 1000 different types (known as species) live in your large intestine alone. There are all different species, many are helpful, but some could pose a threat to health if their numbers get out of hand. When they are out of balance it is called; “Dysbiosis” It’s that balance that’s important.
What do beneficial bacteria in the gut actually do?
• Break down undigested food.
• Neutralize some of the harmful by-products of food breakdown.
• Aid the absorption of nutrients.
• Produce certain vitamins such as Vitamin K, needed for blood clotting.
• Make life uncomfortable for harmful bacteria by competing for food and controlling levels of oxygen and acidity in the gut so that the living conditions favor beneficial species.
• Because the majority of the immune system is located in your gut, beneficial bacteria also help support the body’s natural defenses.
"An imbalance in the intestinal bacteria that precipitates changes in the normal activities of the gastrointestinal tract or vagina, possibly resulting in health problems."
Source: Farlex’s Online Medical Dictionary
COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DYSBIOSIS
(According to the Most Current Peer-Reviewed Literature)
A study from the Lithuanian journal, Medicina (Symbiotic and Antibiotic Interactions Between Gut Commensal Microbiota and Host Immune System) reveals that, "The immune system has evolved strategies to maintain this symbiotic relationship with a large number of diverse microbes. An average human gut contains approximately 10,000,000,000,000,000 bacteria, most of which cannot be cultured." Not that I am buying into their whole EVOLUTION THING, but the fact that most of these bacteria cannot be grown in a lab forces me to think less about PROBIOTICS and more about FECAL MICROBIOTA TRANSPLANTS. This is because later in the study they start tying loss of specific strains of bacteria to very specific diseases ---- some of which we will be touching on momentarily. Because you cannot get them all in PROBIOTICS (your body contains as many as 2,000 different known strains), FMT is the quickest, and safest way I am aware of to do so --- even if you are doing all the RIGHT THINGS.
"Antibiotics are by far the most common medications prescribed for children. Recent epidemiological data suggests an association between early antibiotic use and disease phenotypes in adulthood. Antibiotic use during infancy induces imbalances in gut microbiota, called dysbiosis. Here, we synthesize current knowledge linking antibiotics, dysbiosis, and disease, and propose a framework for studying antibiotic-related dysbiosis in children. We recommend future studies into the microbiome-mediated effects of antibiotics focused on four types of dysbiosis: loss of keystone taxa, loss of diversity, shifts in metabolic capacity, and blooms of pathogens."
Just two months ago, the Journal of Gastroenterology (Gut Microbiota and the Development of Pediatric Diseases) chimed in on this same topic. Follow along to see how critical it is that you take care of your infants properly --- from the very moment they are born. "A huge number of highly diversified microbes live inside and on the human body. They are collectively named microbiota. Many diseases have been linked to an aberrant microbiota in the intestines (dysbiosis) or other parts of the body. Neonates are born sterile, but many parts of their bodies are colonized by various microorganisms thereafter. The composition of the gut microbiota is dynamic, with drastic changes occur during infancy and childhood. It is not surprising that the gut microbiota is related to milk ingested by babies." But, all milk is not created equal.
Note: Stay away from pasteurized dairy!
This study goes on to talk about one of the many ways that Dysbiosis affects children (Maturation of Immune System Responses). When infants / children are not exposed to large quantities of bacteria, the subsequent, "low gut microbiota diversity in early infancy is associated with increased risk of subsequent allergic diseases." I could name all the various diseases they mention, but you will find them scattered throughout this post. But it's not just children and infants who are at risk.
The March 2015 issue of BMC Immunology (Systemic Effects of Gut Microbiota and its Relationship with Disease and Modulation) discusses some of the more common situations associated in one way or another with Dysbiosis such as C-SECTIONS, DECREASED VITAMIN PRODUCTION, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES, IBS, IBD, DEPRESSION, CANCER, BRAIN-RELATED PROBLEMS, OBESITY, and INCREASED INTESTINAL PERMEABILITY. They discuss solutions to said problems using things like PROBIOTICS, PREBIOTICS, and FMT. This study is a great overview for those who are interested.
Link Between Digestive System and Dysbiosis
The gut, or GI tract, has three major roles: the absorption of nutrients, the digestion of foods while converting food into vitamins, and the prevention of toxins and pathogens from entering your body. There are approximately 500 species of bacteria that make up “the gut flora.”
The beneficial bacteria are essential for good digestion and the proper maintenance of the intestines. The most common classification of “good bacteria” will begin with the names “Bifidobacteria,” or “Lactobacillus.”
When the gut flora is balanced, it is called “orthobiosis,” which again is a term introduced by Dr. Metchnikoff in the early 1900s. He considered dysbiosis so serious that is also said, “death begins in the gut.
”The issue here is that not all of the friendly organisms in the gut flora are “friendly.” In fact, when there is an overgrowth of bacteria, parasites, fungus, yeast, or other organisms, it can lead to dysbiosis.
What Causes Dysbiosis?
In general, women are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with a digestive disorder than men. In the U.S., it is estimated that over 30 million people suffer from an imbalance in the GI tract.
However, that number is probably a lot higher considering that there are so many potential causes of gut dysbiosis. The following are some of the dysbiosis causes:
• Antibiotic use: Antibiotics seem to be prescribed for everything these days, especially when they are not needed (i.e. in cases of the common cold, the flu, bronchitis, most sore throats, and many ear and sinus infections). Every time antibiotics are taken, they kill all the bacteria—even the “good” kind. Over prescribing antibiotics will also cause antibiotic resistance, which means the antibiotics don’t only kill the “good bacteria,” but they may not even help in cases of bacterial infections.
• Use of other drugs: Proton-pump inhibitors and antacids are designed to block hydrochloric acid production in the stomach, but that acid is the first line of defense against microbes that enter the body with food. When that acid is blocked, the body no longer defends against the “bad microbes.” The overuse of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) also inhibits the growth of the “good bacteria.”
• Fermentation: Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a carbohydrate intolerance condition induced by bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, large intestine, and stomach. Any carbohydrate will ferment by the “bad bacteria” and produce toxic waste products as a result.
• Chronic stress: Chronic stress will increase hormone levels, and this also highly impairs the immune system, which creates an environment in the GI tract that is susceptible to dysbiosis.
• Poor diet: A poor diet is another major factor in dysbiosis. Low-fiber diets, high-fat and high-protein diets, and diets high in sugar and processed foods can slow down gut motility, and also often lack nutrients necessary to nourish and repair the digestive organs, including the GI tract. Candida is a type of yeast that lives off sugar and processed foods, which highly disturb the balance of organisms in the body. Gluten sensitivity is also a factor in dysbiosis.
• Environmental factors: Environmental factors that influence dysbiosis include contaminated food and water, exposure to manufactured chemicals or toxic metals, the presence of fungus or mold in the home, and living in a foggy or damp climate.
Signs and Symptoms of Dysbiosis
• There are several dysbiosis signs and symptoms linked the condition. Here are the intestinal dysbiosis symptoms you will often experience:
• The common recurring digestive issues will include chronic diarrhea, heartburn, chronic constipation, bloating, belching, abdominal pain, frequent indigestion, bad breath, foul-smelling stools, undigested food in the stool, or nausea after taking supplements
• Weight loss due to malabsorption, or weight gain
• Food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances
• Sugar cravings, including alcohol
• Rectal or vagina itching
• Weak of cracked fingernails
• Iron deficiency
• Loss of libido and infertility
• Chronic sinus congestion
• Bladder problems like interstitial cystitis
• Hyperactivity like behavioral and learning disorders
• Mental fog
Other Health Conditions Associated with Dysbiosis
• Gut dysbiosis can lead to bowel and intestinal lining changes, which then increases the permeability of the intestine. This results in leaky gut syndrome—also called increased intestinal permeability.
• Basically, the lining of the intestines and bowel loses its integrity, which opens the door to parasites, viruses, bacteria, and also undigested food molecules. The aggravated immune system will also become unstable, and may attack the body and even lead to autoimmune diseases. The following are some of the other conditions associated with gut dysbiosis:
• Common digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, lactose intolerance, gastritis, and inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
• Chronic intestinal infections like candida or parasites, thrush, and chronic vaginitis, or bacterial vaginosis
• Depression or anxiety
• Joint pain and arthritis
• Interstitial cystitis
• Hyperactivity like behavioral and learning disorders
• Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
• Skin conditions like acne or hives
• Restless leg syndrome
• Diabetes, obesity, and thyroid diseases
• Multiple sclerosis
How to Diagnose Dysbiosis
Dysbiosis is often suspected when the patients have a food intolerance or allergy, unexplained fatigue, malnutrition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, breast or colon cancer, or inflammatory, autoimmune, or gastrointestinal disorders.
Prevention of Dysbiosis
• It is always better to prevent a disease or condition from starting in the first place. The following are a few gut dysbiosis prevention methods:
• Eat an overall healthy and clean diet that contains lots of green leafy vegetables, organic meats, and totally avoid processed foods.
• Avoid alcohol or extremely limit your intake to once every few months. All forms of alcohol contain acetaldehyde, yeast, and other ingredients that harm the balance of bacteria and other organisms in the GI tract.
Avoid antibiotics, and other drugs like proton-pump inhibitors, antacids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). All of these drugs inhibit the growth of “good” bacteria in the GI tract and rest of the body.
It is important to remember that what you put into your body can have a major impact for your GI tract and your gut bacteria. Also, dysbiosis can occur at other parts of the body besides the gut.
Candida and dysbiosis can also spread through sexual intercourse. That is why both partners should be treated when dysbiosis, candida, or other bacterial infection is suspected. Also, healing dysbiosis is very individual and what may work for one person may not work for another.
It is important to work with a natural health practitioner like a naturopathic doctor or holistic nutritionist that specializes in candida or dysbiosis treatment.
Just remember that although Dysbiosis (an imbalance in the normal ratio of the bacteria that live both in you and on you) is basically caused by ANTIBIOTICS, non-Antibiotic drugs that have ANTIBIOTIC PROPERTIES, and ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS. It is fed (perpetuated) by a DIET HIGH IN REFINED CARBS. Are you beginning to see why America provides the perfect environment for Dysbiosis to spread through our citizens like a wildfire?
Are you chronically ill? Do you struggle with an array of CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEGENERATIVE DISEASES? Do you suffer with any of the hundreds of different forms of AUTOIMMUNITY? Do your doctors have NO IDEA what's causing your problems? Does it seem like they are chasing your symptoms like your neighbor's dog chases its tail? Unfortunately, even if they can put an "official" name on your problem, the standard medical approach is not likely to solve it. Because of a massive and ongoing paradigm shift, the average treating physician and his RELIANCE ON BIG PHARMA is being left in the proverbial dust . Much of this shift is occurring in the field of GUT HEALTH.
WHAT DOES THE CURRENT SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE SAY ABOUT DYSBIOSIS?orSTAY AWAY FROM ANTIBIOTICS AS THOUGH YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT(BECAUSE IT DOES!)
"As clinicians know, it takes a long time for research to sort of percolate through the expert and clinician community and guidelines are really important in that process, and it takes a long time for things to get on the radar screen of a guideline committee. I think this is an issue whose time has come and it's time to look at the evidence, and different people will have different takes on the evidence, as always."
Dr. Dr. Jan Blustein, MD, PhD, of the New York City's Wagner School of Medicine in an article discussed below (Dr. Sanjay Gupta). Mark my words, this information will continue to be ignored (percolate is a much gentler word) in order to prescribe drugs.
Are you chronically ill? Do you struggle with an array of CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEGENERATIVE DISEASES? Do you suffer with any of the hundreds of different forms of AUTOIMMUNITY? Do your doctors have NO IDEA what's causing your problems? Does it seem like they are chasing your symptoms like your neighbor's dog chases its tail? Unfortunately, even if they can put an "official" name on your problem, the standard medical approach is not likely to solve it. Because of a massive and ongoing paradigm shift, the average treating physician and his RELIANCE ON BIG PHARMA is being left in the proverbial dust (to understand why, look at the quote at the top). Much of this shift is occurring in the field of GUT HEALTH.
Despite the fact that we've known for nearly two decades that 80% of your body's Immune System resides in your Digestive Tract, in the form of bacteria we refer to as your MICROBIOME, nothing is being done about it in the average doctor's office. In fact, if you weren't a regular reader of my site, you might not know much more about this phenomenon than the drivel you see on Yahoo or any of the monthly women's magazines. Unfortunately, if you don't get this figured out, your children will be worse off than you --- far worse. Why? Not only are our collective diets absolutely pathetic, we are killing off our Microbiomes in monstrous fashion ---- often times from birth.
Today we are going to discuss something called DYSBIOSIS. According to the definition provided by Leaky Gut do com, "Dysbiosis refers to a bacterial imbalance in the gut, which can compromise the immune system. It has been said that dysbiosis plays a part in many conditions such as: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitus, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue. The main causes of Dysbiosis are believed to be antibiotics and pesticides along with other environmental and dietary factors." Farlex's Online Medical Dictionary defines Dysbiosis thusly, "An imbalance in the intestinal bacteria that precipitates changes in the normal activities of the gastrointestinal tract or vagina, possibly resulting in health problems."
Just remember that although Dysbiosis (an imbalance in the normal ratio of the bacteria that live both in you and on you) is basically caused by ANTIBIOTICS, non-Antibiotic drugs that have ANTIBIOTIC PROPERTIES, and ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS, it is fed (perpetuated) by a DIET HIGH IN REFINED CARBS. Are you beginning to see why America provides the perfect environment for Dysbiosis to spread through our citizens like a wildfire?
Note: There is even an bacterial overgrowth problem called “SIBO”.
SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH
(WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOUR HEALTH?)
"According to a recent report, PPIs provoke dysbiosis of the small intestinal bacterial flora, exacerbating nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced [NSAID] small intestinal injury. Several meta-analyses and systematic reviews have reported that patients treated with PPIs, as well as post-gastrectomy patients, have a higher frequency of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) compared to patients who lack the aforementioned conditions. At this time, PPI-induced dysbiosis is considered a type of SIBO. It now seems likely that intestinal bacterial flora influence many diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes mellitus, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and autoimmune diseases. When attempting to control intestinal bacterial flora with probiotics, prebiotics, and fecal microbiota transplantation [FMT], etc., the influence of acid suppression therapy, especially PPIs, should not be overlooked." From this June's issue of World Journal of Gastroenterology (What Are the Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors on the Small Intestine?)
For years I've been telling you about the numerous pitfalls associated with ANTIBIOTICS (as well as NON-ANTIBIOTICS) and Dysbiosis. DYSBIOSIS simply means that some part of your body has an imbalance in its normal flora (the ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria is out of whack), which, with what we currently know about GUT HEALTH, is a deal-breaker as far as good health is concerned. A small example of this phenomenon that all women understand would be a YEAST INFECTION. But what happens when Dysbiosis is not so 'in-your-face' obvious? One of the many ways that Dysbiosis can destroy your life is via SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth).
Most people are completely freaked out by the very thought of bacteria. This is why Antibiotics are such an easy sell here in America, and why the wide array of commercially available antimicrobial products continues to be popular despite much evidence to the contrary (look at how many women now have the little bottle of hand sanitizer key-chained to their purses). Once you begin to have an understanding of the HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS, you start to see why anything that kills your normal flora is destroying your own IMMUNE SYSTEM (although your large intestine should be loaded with bacteria, your small intestine should contain relatively fewer).
According to any number of sources, SIBO that does not have an anatomical basis (surgery, diverticulitis, blind loops, etc) is usually caused by poor diets and too many drugs. Other than Antibiotics, the drugs most likely to cause SIBO are PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS (PPI's) --- not surprising once you understand the importance of STRONG STOMACH ACID'S ROLE as a destroyer of pathogenic bacteria. And like any number of other health issues (H. Pylori --- see previous link, C. DIFF, EAR INFECTIONS, SINUS INFECTIONS, and a multitude of others), even though Antibiotics are the medical treatment-of-choice for SIBO (the specific drug is called Rifaximin), they actually turn around and cause the very problem they are trying to treat. Again, not difficult to understand when you realize that bacteria make up the vast majority of your Immune System. Some of the chief risk factors for SIBO include......... (some of these are not only risk factors, but potential symptoms of the problem as well)
• CONSTIPATION: The slow passage of food through the digestive tract (CONSTIPATION) can make the small intestine stagnant. In the same way that you won't find moss growing on the CURRENT RIVER even though you'll find it growing on a stagnant farm pond, so will you find bacterial overgrowth in a small intestine with diminished motility. Scleroderma, FIBROMYALGIA, Pancreatitis, and CELIAC DISEASE, are all thought to cause diminished motility (there are others). In fact, the villi (and microvilli) of the small intestine of an individual with SIBO will have an appearance similar to that of the large intestine of an individual with Celiac Disease.
• DIARRHEA: The August 2004 issue of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth is a Common Cause of Chronic Diarrhea) concluded that, "Small bowel bacterial overgrowth is a common (33-67%) cause of chronic diarrhea". Put bacteria where they should not be (the small intestine) and it causes massive amounts of INFLAMMATION, which in turn leads to diarrhea. Poorly or incompletely digested particles of food then enter the colon (large intestine), which can be extremely bad news if you have a "Leaky Gut" --- see the final bullet point.
• IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME: When you combine the two previous bullet points together in tandem, you get IBS. Some studies show that as many as 4 out of 5 IBS SUFFERERS have SIBO. For instance, BioMed Central's Gastroenterology journal published a study in 2010 (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Are There Any Predictors?) that stated in their 'discussion' that, "SIBO was detected in up to 84% of patients who met Rome criteria for IBS". There are any number of similar studies.
• TYPE II DIABETES / INSULIN RESISTANCE: This, folks, is not rocket science. Not only is there a ton of research on this topic (most of it seemingly concerning Type I or "Autoimmune" Diabetes) but we already know that SUGAR FEEDS INFECTION. And what is Dysbiosis, but a nasty bacterial infection of the small intestine. Living the HIGH CARB LIFESTYLE is another of the risk factors for developing all types of Dysbiosis, including SIBO.
• IMMUNE SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION / SUPPRESSION: Twenty seven years ago this month, the journal Surgery carried a study called Small-Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth and Systemic Immunosuppression. I'm not going to delve into the specifics of this study, but suffice it to say that I have shown you how huge numbers of our nation's drugs WORK VIA IMMUNO-SUPPRESSION. This is probably why there are studies linking SIBO to problems as diverse as RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME (an Autoimmune form of NEUROPATHY). A study published in the June 2011 issue of Sleep Medicine (Restless Legs Syndrome is Associated With Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) found that, "SIBO was diagnosed in 69% of RLS subjects compared to 28% of general population controls". The August 2012 issue of Sleep Medicine Reviews (Restless Legs Syndrome--Theoretical Roles of Inflammatory and Immune Mechanisms) goes in a similar direction by stating that, "Increased prevalence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in controlled studies in RLS and case reports of post-infectious RLS suggest potential roles for inflammation and immunological alterations. Overall, 42 of the 47 RLS-associated conditions (89%) have also been associated with inflammatory and/or immune changes. In addition, 32% have been associated with SIBO. The fact that 95% of the 38 highly-associated RLS conditions are also associated with inflammatory/immune changes suggests the possibility that RLS may be mediated or affected through these mechanisms."
• INTESTINAL HYPER-PERMEABILITY: Bear in mind that most people know this problem by its’ "civilian" name ---- LEAKY GUT SYNDROME. Increased Intestinal Permeability is the hallmark of CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY DEGENERATIVE DISEASES and AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES (click for a list).
Diagnosing SIBO can be done via a sample of material taken from the small intestine (invasive, expensive, and not necessarily as accurate as we have always been led to believe) or it can be done via any number of breath tests. The breath tests usually look for metabolites of carbohydrate metabolism or methane gas. That's right; nasty gas and foul-smelling stools are a hallmark of SIBO as well as other forms of Dysbiosis. Source:www.chp.edu
I believe the above information is the main reason why; 90% of diseases we are seeing START in the gut or the Gastrointestinal Tract of the body!
I will go even further and say that 90% of all dis-ease on earth is being caused by the toxins from toxic medications, toxic foods, toxic water, toxic air, toxic clothing, toxic cooking methods and an overall toxic lifestyle!
Tune in this Sunday July 16th at 10:00 AM CST at: www.g2voice.is as we discuss this VERY important topic to all who want to live a HEALTHY LIFE. We will show everyone what Protocols to use to restore health from “low stomach acid” and “imbalance of microbes in the gut”.
Let’s change the world together!
Archbishop Mark S. Grenon