- Mastering Herbs: Leaky Gut 1h 30min
Mastering Herbs: Leaky Gut
“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
Dr Jillian Stansbury is a licensed naturopathic physician with 30 years experience, specializing in women’s health, fertility, PCOS, adrenal and thyroid disorders, and endocrine imbalances. She also treats immune and allergic disorders, and chronic disease including diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and heart disease, as well mental health disorders including anxiety and depression.
Dr Stansbury served as the Chair of the Botanical Medicine department at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon and remains on the faculty. Dr Stansbury enjoys keeping up with the latest research in natural products chemistry and sharing the developments with other health professionals, as well as delving deeply into traditional and folkloric wisdom on the uses of plants as foods and medicines. Dr Stansbury compiles her research and presents some 10-20 original research papers at medical conferences each year, and has published numerous scholarly articles and several books, including Herbs for Health and Healing, and PCOS Health and Nutritional Guide. She is the author of Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals - a comprehensive herbal formulary text based on her decades of research and clinical experience (published by Chelsea Green).
Dr Stansbury is also an ethnobotanist and has conducted field studies in the Peruvian Amazon for over a decade, living and studying with the Wachiperi, Matstigenka, Bora, and Yagua communities for many years, as well as studying Andean plants. She has created photo, video, and herbarium archives of the plants that she has learned and has published several books on this material as well, including Stung by the Rainbow, and the Mystical and Medicinal Plants of the Andes and Amazon. She leads ethnobotany field courses for nature, adventure, and plant enthusiasts in the Iquitos and Manu regions of the Peruvian Amazon each July 20-30, and winter holiday. Email Dr Stansbury for more information at [email protected]