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“Leaky Gut”, a breakdown in the integrity, mechanical, and immune barriers of the intestinal mucosa, is increasingly being recognized as being involved in numerous systemic inflammatory conditions. Vague malaise to headache, allergic skin reactivity to immune reactivity, and possible toxicity states and auto-immune disorders may involve leaky gut as an underlying contributor. Therefore, restoring the intestinal ecosystem microbes, mucous membrane health, and optimizing digestive is an important component of treating a wide variety of systemic disorders. Restoring gut health, and strengthening mucous membrane barriers and immune functions is likely one of the single most important steps when initiating therapy for a number of varied diagnoses, and will only help make all subsequent medications, dietary therapy, and natural medicines as effective as possible. This presentation will focus on the nutritional and botanical research supporting the repair of Leaky Gut.
- Identify the different drugs and causes of leaky gut pathophysiology.
- Explain how leaky gut can lead to systemic reactivity.
- Define how TEER is used as a research tool
- List botanical agents capable of increasing and decreasing TEET
- Describe lectin receptors, and the activities of endogenous and exogenous lectins
- Explain how plant lectins affect cell to cell adhesion
- Explain why Sulphur containing compounds can improve gut integrity
- List naturally occurring plant compounds that contain sulpher and are shown to strengthen and build the intestinal lining
- Name the different type of cell junctions involved with cell to cell barriers and absorption integrity.
- List natural agents that can restore and repair intestinal mucosal barriers.
- Develop protocols for restoring intestinal cell health and integrity.
- Formulate specific herbal formulas and protocols to repair and regenerate the intestinal mucosa