Leaky Gut: How to Heal

Leaky Gut: How to Heal

Hey everyone, today I want to talk to you
guys about a very important topic of leaky gut. Leaky gut means that the cells that line your
small intestine have become damaged and the spaces that are between them, called the tight
junctions have been opened up too wide. The problem with that is when the tight junctions
are too wide, that allows things like undigested food particles and bacteria to escape out
of the small intestine, get into the blood stream and cause a lot of immune reactions. And so in the real world, that looks like
allergies, skin conditions, fatigue, chemical sensitivity, joint paint. Almost anything you can think of can be traced
back to a leaky gut. Today I want to talk about some of the essential
steps that need to happen to get back on track so you can heal your gut and hopefully get
on a road to recovery from a lot of your chronic health issues. The first thing that we need to do when addressing
a leaky gut, is to remove the offending causes. Those can be certain foods, dairy is a very
common one, sugar, for some people eggs can damage the intestine if they have developed
a sensitivity. The inflammation is going on there. Grains and refined vegetable oils, those are
the big things that can really contribute to the problem. Also, check your medications, if you’re taking
a lot of Tylenol or ibuprofen or any sort of over the counter pain killer. Chronic use really wears down the intestinal
lining and damages the gut. Also, it is really important to get evaluated
by a professional to get check out for GI infections. So if you have GI infections going on, the
inflammation that those infections cause wears down the intestinal lining. And also some of the toxins released by any
bacteria can further damage the intestinal lining and stimulate the immune system and
cause the problem. It’s really important to find a qualified
professional, get a stool test done, get checked out for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Those are some very common conditions that
contribute to a leaky gut and if we don’t remove those infections, there is little chance
of being able to heal. The next thing we need to do once we have
removed any offending infections, medications or food, is to start the repair process. The first thing I like to do is strengthen
the patient’s digestion. I do that by using things like betaine HCL
with pepsin. Which is kind of a fancy way of saying I am
replacing your stomach acid. Also, digestive enzymes can be very helpful. And also food based digestive enhancers, so
things that takes bitter. Such as; artichoke, dandelion, beets, beets
are sweet but they are very good for the gold bladder, cinnamon and ginger and fennel. All of those things naturally help to strengthen
your digestion and gold bladder and gastric juices and enzymes, so that you can break
your food down. And again, breaking food down is very important,
because when it goes into the small intestine undigested, unbroken down. If you’ve got a leaky gut, those large undigested
molecules are escaping through those tight junctions that are too wide and they are getting
into the blood stream and causing a lot of inflammation and immune system problems. And so just to recap; remove any offending
foods or over the counter pain killers that are contributing to the problem, get checked
out for GI infections and get rid of those. That’s going to take a while, maybe 8 to 10
weeks, but work with a qualified professional. And then you want to replace your digestive
functions. Replacing hydrochloric acid if necessary,
adding digestive enzymes if you need to or using bitter herbs that can stimulate your
body’s own ability to make acid and digestive enzymes. All of those things are very important. The next thing you want to do is replace any
good bacteria that has been lost, either through inflammation or killing off any infections. And so, you can do things like eat fermented
foods; kimchi, sauerkraut are great. You can also take a high quality probiotic,
if you can find one that is spore-based. That is a good one to grab, because the spores
tend to colonize better and stay in your digestive track longer. And so the next thing you want to do and this
is a very important step. You want to take things that actually help
to heal the digestive track lining. One of the things that I love to use is hydrolyzed
collagen powder. It is so great, because it is high in the
amino acid glycine. Which is great for liver detoxification, collagen
is also great for skin and hair. But the collagen its self actually help to
heal the GI tract lining, which is great. Besides collagen, I also really like to use
l-glutamine, that’s also an amino acid but it provides food for the intestinal cells
and helps to regenerate them and tighten up those tight junctions that were too wide before. Also, zinc carnosine is wonderful for healing
any mucosal surface. The GI tract lining and zinc specifically
you want to get the carnosine form. Because that’s the one that’s going to have
a beneficial effect for healing the GI tract. Other things that are great for healing the
GI tract are N-Acetyl Glucosamine, slippery elm and aloe. All of those things are very soothing and
provide a protective barrier to the lining so that your body has the opportunity to start
repairing those cells. I hope you guys found this helpful. Remember to work with a qualified professional. I always like to stress the importance of
testing, not guessing, because you want to make sure that any therapies you use to try
to and get better are going to be safe for you and effective. I hope you guys found this useful, comment
down below with any questions and I’ll see you next time.


  • Harry Kuijpers says:

    Can a leaky gut be diagnosed, e.g. by a bloodtest on the big molecules or intestinal bacteria you mention?

  • Mechel Grant says:

    Where are you located? I'm in Atlanta. If you're not here should I make an appointment with a gastroenterologist? Or what kind of professional. I have an PCP but he is not well versed in any of this.

  • Eb Lin says:

    Is it safe or recommended to have a colonic when you have leaky gut??

  • سِدرةُ المُنتَهي says:

    Thanks a lot doctor

  • Adrian Wilkins says:

    What's your opinion on Probiotics (after going tthrough the described procedure in the video) to help repair the gut?

  • Desiree Mckenzie says:

    Would you link hair loss to leaky gut? Its seems like nutrients aren't being absorbed to promote normal hair growth.

  • emerysteele says:

    For me, Collagen (with Lysine + Vit C) seemed to help the most. I'm surprised at how well it works! Started noticing changes a week after I started taking it regularly. Four weeks in & my food sensitivities are almost gone.

  • Teresa Moews says:

    I did an intestinal permeability test with lactose and manitol to confirm leaky gut. Should I do a stool sample too? Is there a specific test?

  • danielmark89 says:

    Thank you .

  • self love 1 says:

    Thank you doc

  • jordan howard says:

    Love this thank you very much

  • Bee Gee says:

    Could you please mention these in the description?

  • Eli Guy says:

    You just won youtube's competition of "the maximum valuable content in minimal wasted time presented in a pleasant and helpful style". Congrats and thanks! Very relevant.

  • none given says:

    i think HS is the final resting place of the leaky gut food products,,,, why? because the boils finally burst and if you dry fast for about a week the HS is also gone,, meantime clean up your diet and add probiotics and steamed veggies,, nothing that crunches

  • Sita Joseph says:

    Thank you Doc very informative

  • Ange Aziz says:

    Hi can I eat rice on a leaky gut diet?

  • Ange Aziz says:

    How can I get check for GI infection

  • Ange Aziz says:

    Where are located at?

  • B Ford says:

    The problem that I've had with having a GI doctor is that I need to find one who believes in leaky gut and the possible problems associated with it (skin problems, arthritis, etc) So me saying that these things are associated with my gut health and asking to be tested hasn't worked thus far.

  • Tahnn Ju says:

    Are there any natural foods that can be used instead of things from man made processed items…?


    Wonderful video

  • Jules on the Go says:

    Such a nice doctor, it was super easy to listen to her! 🤗

  • Roni B says:

    Is Candida overgrowth in the small intestines or large intestines? Why would someone’s overgrowth keep coming back if they cut our sugar/meds/stress etc?

  • EagleMed says:

    Great information Doc

  • Mary Mercer says:

    Leaky gut seems like a theory… where’s the proof? Is there a way to visually see that the junctions are wider than they should be? Food particles go into the blood stream? Wouldn’t it just be on the other side of the intestines… how does it go directly into the bloodstream? A needle goes into the vein… I think of it as internal bleeding… it’s internal gut leakage that is surrounding your other organs possibly… this whole leaky gut is a theory everyone believes as proven medical science? Please link any research with real results! Please I’d appreciate that!

  • silvi_a S. says:

    So how do u treat if u have bacteria in the intestines ? Only by antiobiotics from a dr?? I ask because I have PCOS HS and I’m starting to believe I have some type of digestion problem, not sure if it’s IBS. I have no health insurance so any natural way to remove the bacteria would help, Thankyou!

  • Laura Luna says:

    Thank you for sharing

  • Larry Sarallo says:

    What are Digestive Enzymes ?

  • Noah Doddi says:

    I'm suffering from leaky guts syndrome, I have bad breath, body odour, over sweating, foot odour, scalp odour, urine stinks, gas, etc…. I'm suffering from last 20 years, I completely broken, I can't share my problem with any one, I can't even die because I have my family, … What I can do Is face it…

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