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29. Surprising Health Problems Caused by Leaky Gut

Episode Summary

Coiled up in each of us is approximately 30 feet of intestines. This tube is technically outside of our bodies, and for us to be able to use the nutrients we eat our GI tract must be able to digest and absorb them. Every day we consume all types of food and drinks, but rarely do most people think about what happens after they swallow. Until something goes wrong.

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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [01:00] What is leaky gut
  • [01:30] Symptoms of leaky gut
  • [02:11] 3 major reasons that cause leaky gut
  • [03:30] Why does low stomach acid occur 
  • [04:30] Questions asked to screen for low stomach acid
  • [05:15] Symptoms of low stomach acid 
  • [06:00] Important roles stomach acid plays in the body 
  • [07:15] Symptoms of intestinal dysbiosis 
  • [08:45] Typical medical response to acid reflux 
  • [09:13] How stomach acid production is tested
  • [10:03] Food intolerance can cause decreased absorptions of nutrients by creating chronic inflammation in the intestines
  • [10:45] Symptoms of silly act disease 
  • [11:21] What is IgG
  • [12:28] How the body reacts to food intolerance
  • [13:00] Explanation of eczema and joint pain
  • [14:46] Why Chronic stress can cause low stomach acid
  • [17:00] Relaxation is vital for promoting health

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94. Using Food as Medicine

94. Using Food as Medicine

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