Leaky gut syndrome is a serious condition which can be explained with clear scientific evidence. Dr Alessio Fasano, at Harvard Medical School, showed that celiac patients, who can’t digest gluten (for more information see our next newsletter), produce a biochemical called zonulin which causes openings in the gut lining so that undigested foods and bacteria particles can leak from the gut directly into the bloodstream.
How can we generalize this condition to those who are not celiac patients? Top researchers now postulate that foreign particles entering the bloodstream as a result of a leaky gut may be at the basis of many different autoimmune diseases.
Ayurveda describes a very similar condition in which undigested food and toxins enter the bloodstream. The result is the buildup of a substance called ama, which leads to many diseases.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
To help heal a leaky gut one clear way is to give the digestive tract rest and time to heal itself. Another important factor is to eliminate foods which may be aggravating the gut. For more details see resources below.
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Keith’s article: Improving the Gut Microbiome
- Fasano A. All disease begins in the (leaky) gut: role of zonulin-mediated gut permeability in the pathogenesis of some chronic inflammatory diseases. F1000Res. 2020 Jan 31;9:F1000 Faculty Rev-69. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.20510.1. PMID: 32051759; PMCID: PMC6996528
- Gut Crisis: How Diet, Probiotics, and Friendly Bacteria Help You Lose Weight and Heal Your Body and Mind by Robert Keith Wallace, PhD, and Samantha Wallace, Dharma Publications, 2017
- The Rest And Repair Diet: Heal Your Gut, Improve Your Physical and Mental Health, and Lose Weight by Robert Keith Wallace, PhD, Samantha Wallace, Andrew Stenberg, MA, Jim Davis, DO, and Alexis Farley, Dharma Publications, 2019
- Self Empower: Using Self Coaching, Neuroadaptability, and Ayurveda by Robert Keith Wallace, PhD, Samantha Wallace, Ted Wallace, MS
Wishing you great good health and happiness,
Dr Robert Keith Wallace and The Biohack Longevity, Doc Gut, Dosha Guru, and Dharma Parenting Team