Nutrition-As-Medicine presents: Intestinal Health- Healing Candida, Antibiotic Damage, Food Sensitivities, IBS, and GERD!
This class and topic will likely be the most important information we will share in any of our classes. Gut health is so important to a myriad of health concerns and it is our unwavering opinion that fixing gut health can prevent most diseases and ailments. Cutting edge functional & holistic medicine data will back all of the information shared in this eye-opening class. You will participate in a Gut health assessment, learn both western and eastern medicine Gut healing approaches, and learn the tools to understand how to repair your Gut, by whichever approach you feel is most fitting for YOU!
There a many symptoms of gut dysfunction, but in general poor gut health symptoms include:
1. Food Sensitivities or sugar cravings – People affected by food sensitivities oftentimes find that leaky gut is to blame. Because of the onslaught of toxins that enter the bloodstream, the immune systems of people with intestinal hyperpermeability are on overdrive mass-producing various antibodies, which makes their bodies more susceptible to antigens in certain foods (especially gluten and dairy).
2. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – Researchers from Hungary have recently uncovered that elevated gut permeability is oftentimes localized to the colon in people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and ulcerative colitis.
Another study suggests that, for Crohn’s disease patients, leaky guy is prevalent in a majority cases and even up to 10% – 20% of their “clinically healthy relatives,” which suggests a potential genetic component.
3. Autoimmune Diseases – The key to understanding how leaky gut can cause an autoimmune disease is through the research done on a protein known as “zonulin.” According to a 2011 article published in the journal Physiologic Reviews, Zonulin research shows that in genetically susceptible individuals with gut disfunction, both intestinal and extraintestinal autoimmune, inflammatory, and neoplastic disorders can occur.
4. Thyroid Problems – One of the autoimmune diseases that leaky gut syndrome may directly affect is Hashimoto’s disease. Also known as “chronic thyroiditis,” this disorder can lead to hypothyroidism, impaired metabolism, fatigue, depression, weight gain, and a host of other concerns.
5. Malabsorption or low vitamin levels – Various nutritional deficiencies result from leaky gut include vitamin B12, magnesium and key enzymes that help digest food.
6. Inflammatory Skin Conditions, Rashes, or Chronic Dry Skin– First described over 70 years ago, the gut-skin connection theory has described how intestinal hyper-permeability can cause a slew of skin conditions; particularly acne and psoriasis. Generally, dangerous creams and drugs are prescribed for these skin disorders, yet they can oftentimes be fixed by healing the gut!
7. Mood, Memory, and Behavioral Challanges- According to a study published in the journal Neuro Endocrinology Letters, leaky gut has been shown to cause various neurocognitive disorders. For example, the inflammatory response characteristic of intestinal hyperpermeability triggers the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other chemicals that induce depression. A healthy GUT produces many hormones that create a happy and satisfied mood.
Regarding autism, a study was just published this past January in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience describing the “vicious circle between immune system impairment and increasing dysbiosis that leads to leaky gut and neurochemical compounds and/or neurotoxic xenobiotics production and absorption.” The idea is that the “metabolic pathways impaired in autistic children can be affected by genetic alterations or by environment-xenobiotics interference.”
We also provide a separate/optional 30 Day GUT Healing Diet Recipe Plan to follow with FB group support and check-ins (register seperately- $25)
Class capacity: 10 People Max (must register at least 24 hours in advance)
Cost: $125- includes associated juice, supplement, and recipes.
Register: Call 781-285-6896, visit the Juice Barn, or add Nutrition-As-Medicine to your cart at www.organicjuicebarn.com