17 science-backed ways to heal your Stomach Lining are included in the 7 Core Strategies to Heal the Gut Lining.
Our gut lining is separated from the billions of microbes in our gut by the mucosal barrier.
Altered production of mucus, immunoglobulins, antimicrobial peptides, and other immune-modulators is a common finding of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Diabetes is regulated by immune cells that live in the gut.
Every major disease is caused by chronic inflammation.It's a keystone strategy to improve health and quality of life.
The most common strategies used for repair are outlined below.
The first rule of healing the gut barrier is to keep it from being damaged in the first place.If you want to reduce lectins and other compounds known to ease insults to the gut lining, soaking nuts, legumes, and grains is a good way to do it.Even healthy products may be affected by mold or other growth.The gut is also damaged by the toxins produced by these microbes.
Glyphosphate will be used in the harvesting of wheat.
A man with terminal cancer was awarded $39 million, and Monsanto was fined $250 million after the ruling implicated glyphosphate as a cause of the man's disease.Glyphosphate is found in most non-organic wheat.Even if you're not sensitive to the many problematic proteins in wheat, you still need to contend with glyphosphate residue.
The lining of the gut is irritated by wheat and it is difficult to digest.
In the absence of a conventional diagnosis, non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a clinical entity used to describe gluten-related symptoms.Lactose is difficult to digest after two years of age.Our naturalidase production is reduced to break down lactose.
Milk is for babies and we are the only mammal that drinks milk from another mammal.Dairy practices make raw milk less digestible.People of African and Asian descent are more likely to suffer from Lactose intolerance.There are reactions to cow milk that can increase stress on the gut.Fermented hard cheeses can sometimes be added into a healthy diet with less trouble, as they tend to contain less of these proteins.
Allow the immune system to calm before adding "allowed" dairy products back into the diet.
These micro-exposures can have a detrimental effect on sensitive individuals, so I use special bicyle to help protect them.Good acidity in the stomach is important for digestion.
I've used Wheat Rescue by Microbiome Labs, Intolerance Complex by Enzyme Science, and Pure Encapsulations to mitigate dairy exposure during the gut healing process.
If you are following a temporary Low-FODMAP diet, Microbiome Labs has a product called FODMATE.
One of the best home remedies for an irritated gut isAloe, which has mucus-like properties.
It is recognizably mucus-like and has a cooling effect.It protects the lining from future irritation and allows healing to begin.The ability of pathogens to adhere to exposed areas is blocked by coating the gut lining.The oral gels may create dependence on them as a laxative.I usually stick to "aloe leaf extract" found in powders and capsule because it has mucus-like properties.Microbiome Labs has a product called MegaGuard that supports normal H. pylori levels.
The best diet and supplement strategies can cause the gut to be too inflammatory.It's not possible to rebuild something that is still smoldering.One of the most researched botanical extracts in the world is Curcumin, which is a wonderful anti- inflammation extract of turmeric.Curcumin helps improve the integrity of the gut lining.I use Theracurmin HP as it is the most bio-absorbable form of curcumin available and is 27x more absorbable than other versions.Meriva and palmitoylethanolamide combine to support stress and inflammation, which has me excited for its potential - particularly for gut inflammation.
There are two ways in which infections contribute to degradation.The lining is irritated by the virulence of the infection.
Second, acute and chronic infections release toxins and byproducts that damage, inflame, and set off domino effects in other areas away from the site of the infection."Binding" up these toxins opens a time-window for healing.
The body produces immunoglobulins such as secretory IgA that is a first-line defense against pathogens.Immuneglobulins bind to infections from food, or human-made chemicals.The immune system can target the toxins with the help of the antibodies.One of the earliest signs of inflammation is a deficiency of secretory immunoglobulin A. You can supply some of these immunoglobulins via oral supplement and help the body bind up harmful toxins.
MyoMend by Enzyme Science is one of the things I use.
Take proteolytic enzymes 30 minutes before a meal or two hours after eating so that they don't get used up by food digestion.
The concept applies to both infections and the gut.Gut problems can be caused by infections.There is an immune environment that invites infections.When an infection is present, it must be dealt with correctly.The healing process is delayed by an infection.
It's difficult to rebuild something that is still smoldering.The smoldering can be caused by a hidden infection.
The family of Viruses that are in the same category as the EBV is called the Simplex Viruses.All of these viruses share an "envelope" or "lipid capsule" as part of their viral structure, which is implicated in chronic disease, fatigue, & inflammation throughout the body.
The gut-associated lymphoid tissue is highly present in your lymphocytes.It turns the immune system into a zombie state where they stick around for a long time.
The production of viral proteins that cause inflammation is increased by EBV.More inflammation is necessary to take care of daily immune activities.It contributes to autoimmunity and altered cell development.
Monolaurin is known to break down the structure of viral envelopes.It may help suppress the spread of the virus.It's my first choice for anti-viral support.
H. pylori is found in the Western world.The incidence of antibiotics in the US may be higher than in other parts of the world.
It is possible that H. pylori is a normal resident of the gastric flora.H. pylori causes problems.The stomach wall is where he lives.
The body can't tolerate a bigger patch of mucosa when it's overgrown.Stomach acid splashes on the exposed area set the stage for inflammation.
If you combine an H. pylori infection with NSAID use, it can be serious.
Monolaurin has been shown in the lab to suppress H. pylori growth.Mastic gum is a popular remedy.
Triple antibiotic therapy is used to eradicate H. pylori.While taking antibiotics, I've recently detailed my probiotic support.
Zinc carnosine seems to work with these therapies to improve results.MegaGuard is a new formula by Microbiome Labs that combines Artichoke Leaf Extract, Licorice Flavonoids, and Ginger Extract to support the gut.
Licorice has been shown to help block H. pylori's ability to adhere to the lining.
There is a bloom in the growth of Candida.They are not susceptible to antibiotics because they have a cell wall.Antifungals must be used.When overgrowth is not addressed, it can affect gut healing.Monolaurin is one of the toxins that contributes to inflammation, intestinal irritation, fatigue, altered thyroid activity, mental fog, and more.The immune cells pass by the organisms in an invisibility cloak.Monolaurin is able to act on the organisms.A popular supplement used to suppress a broad array of yeast and mold growth is caprylic acid.The lining of the intestines has root-like structures known as hyphae.
Undecylenic acid has been shown to help prevent the growth of Candida.MegaMycobalance is a new product from Microbiome Labs that combines bee propolis with undecylenic acid.Mega Mycobalance can be used with monolaurin, Saccharomyces boulardii, and Megaspore.My sources of monolaurin are inspired nutrition and natural cure labs.
Inflammation and structural changes to the intestinal "gates" can be caused by Pathogenic E. coli.I like berberine, oregano oil, or colloidal silver for supporting E. Coli overgrowth, as well as food-borne pathogens.They can be combined with monolaurin.
The result of overgrowth is called SIBO.It can be a result of an inflammatory, high-carbohydrate diet as well as a history of antibiotic or anti-fungal use.
The usual suspects are involved too.Lactobacilli can become overgrown in SIBO.It presents along with the gut.
Does it contain Lactobacilli strains?You may want to take a break from it in the short-term if you suspect that SIBO.SIBO is promote, in part, because your gut doesn't move fast enough.This can cause a lot of problems, such as stomach pain, distention, and excessive burping or gas.If you perform steps too early or too fast, you can lead to a SIBO relapse.
If you suspect that you have SIBO, you'll save time and money by seeking professional coaching.Functional medicine can help you navigate the steps of ridding food, killingbacteria, adding backbacteria and maintaining gut health long-term.
motility support is an essential component of preventing a repeat of SIBO.One of the most important missing links isility support.
It can be found in as much as two-thirds of cases.yeast growth will bloom if strategies are focused onbacteria.Monolaurin and caprylic acid are natural options to support yeast growth.Saccharomyces boulardii is supportive.I detail the flora in Strategy 6.
MotilPro by Pure Encapsulations is used for motility support.gingerols from ginger can support motility as well as Megaguard from Microbiome Labs.Huperzine A can promote motility as well.
The inner area of the tube has Gut microbes.They interact with the non-sterile slurry that was delivered from the stomach.The middle layer is the mucosa, which contains immune cells and "food" for gut microbes, as well as our gut lining.There are cells in the inner layer of the tube.The surface area for absorption is provided by the villi.There are junctions between the cells.The physical "gates" that control what gets into the blood and what stays out are the tight junctions.The last layer of defense between the outside environment and the inside world of the bloodstream is referred to as theLeaky Gut.It coordinates cross-talk between the immune system.
L-glutamine is a first-line option.It helps the growth of immune cells.L-glutamine is conditionally essential, meaning it is the first to go when we are stressed or immune-compromised.Supplementation supports healing when in any compromised state.I take L-glutamine three times a day.If you see fit, increase the intake to 3-6g of L-glutamine per serving.
I usually use more affordable L-Glutamine by Progressive Labs in a bulk size.
Direct lining support is supported by zinc carnosine.It is one of my favorite supplements.
Microbial toxins cause irritation and delay healing.Adding supplemental immunoglobulins is a strong strategy to protect the mucosa.The structure is made of building blocks.Plant compounds known as polyphenols help reduce inflammation, absorb oxidative stress, and promote healthybacteria.
MegaMucosa by Microbome Labs is a pleasant-tasting powder that contains immunoglobulin, polyphenols, and four building-block amino acids.Mega IgG2000 can be used as an additional source of immunoglobulins.
Immune signals that are essential to the production of healthy mucus in the gut are activated by healthy gut flora.Each works to maintain the other, when this symbiosis breaks down, the gut becomes impaired, as well as susceptibility to pathogens.The gut lining is important to invaders.
Clostridium difficile, E. coli, andSalmonella enterica are some of the pathogens that compete with healthy gutbacteria.
1.Inflammation can be caused by the presence or absence of healthybacteria.2.Inflammation can cause leaks in the mucosa.The leaks cause disease.
A broad array of diverse flora can flourish naturally because Gut-friendlybacteria produce their own prebiotic compounds.
In the first two years of life, we are colonized as infants with gut flora.The stomach acidifies into a protective barrier when it matures.Most of the "live" probiotics have been killed by the newly acidic stomach.The acid in the stomach kills the supplements.We maintain the flora we received from birth and breastfeeding by consuming different fibers and starches in our diet.If we eat a limited diet, stress ourselves out, take antibiotics, eat sugar, or drink lots of alcohol as adults, we will degrade our gut mucosa.The "Acid Proof Delivery" method is patented by the company and allows the delivery of live organisms deep into the gut.The unique delivery and patented "Lactostim" ingredient give the company an advantage against enteric-coated probiotics.High quality brands can be good, but you need high dose per strain to provide the right support.This worry isn't relevant with Master Supplements products.They have a patented delivery system.
All mammals have immune benefits.Our ancestors lived in less sanitary environments and had daily interaction with dirt.Live organisms live in our small intestine for 7-21 days.They allow for elimination from the body when they turn back into spores.They remain in the soil for years until they are picked up by another host.Spores help crowd out unwanted organisms, promote diversity of other flora, and produce organic acids and vitamins for our body.A clinical trial conducted at the University of North Texas showed that 30-day supplementation of spore probiotics significantly reduced blood endotoxins and triglyceride levels.
After taking them for 60 days, move to the "three on, seven off" schedule.It's a good idea to start low and work up the dosage at first.
Since most of us don't play in the dirt or eat soil-dusted food like our ancestors, I recommend taking a supplement to assure we're getting the gut and immune benefits of soil based organisms.
Our food can't always be broken down by us.These substances are broken down by Gut microbes.
They produce valuable substances such as Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs), B vitamins, and Vitamin K2 in return.
Clinical research being prepared for publication shows that the production of SCFA's can be increased by as much as 40% with the help of sputum.
SCFA's can be supported directly with supplements.We use Enterovite to support SCFA levels in the short-term while working on more global issues.
Microbial diversity drops in the absence of sufficient fibers and starches.More areas in the gut are taken up by yeast and opportunistic organisms.
The ancestral diet was rich in food diversity.The advent of modern agriculture made our diet less diverse.
Many types of plants, animals, insects, and roots and tubers were consumed by human ancestors.A limited array of foods is what we eat now.Monocultures of wheat, dairy, corn, and soy make up the modern diet.
We eat limited variety with industry-friendly, hybridized versions of the same food.
There is a lack of diversity in the gut.It increases the chance of developing sensitivities to food.
If you want to address the balance of gut flora or kill overgrowth, you need to eat less starchy food for the time being.
These tough-to-digest foods can be difficult to ferment if you don't have a good balance in your gut.
To promote keystone strains ofbacteria like Akkermansia muciniphila and Bifidobacteria spp, focus on ridding the gut of overgrowth.
Be careful of Lactobacilli spp.Early in recovery, these strains can be too immune-stimulating to be used in overgrowth profiles.
As your system tolerates other formulas, use products like Megaspore, RestorFlora, HU58, and Trubifido.
Prebiotics such as MegaPrebiotic, TruFiber or Biotagen can be used after a few months of support.As the range ofbacteria increases with each formula, introduce them in that order.I keep my system guessing by rotating the formulas month to month and even day to day.
The mucosa will slowly repair itself.Smooth this process with products like MegaMucosa.
Work your way up in measured ways, as with any therapy with the gut.Seek a professional opinion.
One of the most researched and well-supported extracts known to clinical nutrition is Curcumin, which is found in a full or partial elemental diet.
There are other specialized diet options such as low-FODMAP, specific carbohydrate diet, GAPS protocol, and other personalized nutrition or medical instruction.
Most of the plans are intended for short-term use.You don't have to eat a limited diet to fix the gut and mucosal defense.
The enteric nervous system is in the gut.Alterations in nerve firing patterns are related to GI problems.The gut mucosa is also regulated by these nerves.
This will help calm the "fight or flight" nervous system.
Cortisol is a stress hormone.It acts like a steroid in the body.When you're stressed out, you can give yourself an ulcer because cortisol degrades the gut lining.The immune system is thin out by stress.
Many will turn to adaptogens for good reason, as stress can be approached by many directions with or without supplements.The herbs help your body adapt.They help calm a stress response when it is elevated.
I like HPA Adapt to support energy, Cortisol Manager and Lavela for calming support, and Mycobotanicals Stress Decompress for a little bit of everything.
The body's second brain is made up of the gut.The "enteric nervous system" is what it contains.Gut health can be re-established with the help of the nerve component.The nerves of the gut are damaged by stress, sugar, immune attacks, and fatigue.One of my favorite nerve protectants is Lion's mane.Lion's mane is a mushroom that can help repair damaged nerves and boost focus.
The enteric nervous system has a healthy function.Lion's Mane is my favorite source of Host Defense Mushrooms.If you can tolerate the taste of the alcohol-based tincture, it is preferable over the capsule.The capsule is still worth it for ease of use.
Host Defense's mushrooms are grown in-house, so you won't find a better price for potency.
Host Defense is a fantastic company and each purchase supports the "Save the Bees" initiative.PEA works on the cannabinoid system as an anti- inflammatory.PEA finds the balance you might have been looking for if you shied away fromCBD products due to cost and questions on its efficacy.I like PEA+.It combines PEA with curcumin for a great one-two punch combination for inflammation, but also I love that it's been shown as a nerve protectant.The only version on the market today that does not use a synthetic solvent is Enzyme Science.It is derived from safflower seeds without using toluene.
Your parasympathetic nervous system is controlled by the vagus nerve.It controls breathing and heart rate.Singing, humming, cold exposure, coffee enemas, Valsalva maneuvers, and deep breathing are all evidence-based strategies used to strengthen the vagus nerve.
The vagus nerve can be injured by the production of toxins and inflammation bybacteria, viruses, molds, and fungi.Many stealth infections with monolaurin can support your immune system.My preferred sources of monolaurin in my practice are inspired nutrition and natural cure labs. Reishi is one of the most popular and researched extracts in the world.
As mentioned before, palmitoylethanolamide is a nerve-protectant and anti- inflammatory combination.