GUT LEAKAGE AND ITS ROLE
IN THE PRODUCTION OF TOXEMIA AND DISEASE
To begin with, we must first understand that in "perfect health," the intestinal lining (mouth to anus) allows only properly prepared particles of protein, fat, and starch (sugar) to pass through into the blood. This is called selective permeability and is completely effective in health.
PROTECTIVE BARRIER WHEN HEALTHY
If any form of disease, insult, or damage develops in any organ, part or system, sympathetic faults develop in this selectively intelligent barrier. In other words this intelligently selective barrier is compromised and becomes an entry port for large molecules into the blood.
Leakage can include bacteria and intestinal toxins. Abnormal molecules of protein, fat and starch, which enter the blood, along with microorganisms and toxins, are collectively and individually seen by the immune system as foreign invaders. Foreign invasion immediately evokes a front line attack with an associated acute inflammatory disease response.
The byproducts of this battle plus the products of gut leakage (digestive toxins) may be successfully filtered by the liver. Eventually, in the case of ongoing causes and daily continued gut leakage, the liver cannot successfully or fully detoxify the influx from the gut. As a result, the most susceptible organ begins to manifest disease (inflammation). As intestinal leakage continues, more and more organs become diseased with inflammation. A simple urine test helps to evaluate and define the existence of gut leakage.
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE IS REVERSIBLE
Another and secondary but long term consequence of gut leakage (large food molecules entering the blood stream), is the antibody response, which may remain for years as a food sensitivity response causing allergenic inflammatory disease to any and even every part of the body.
In my practice I deal with this diagnosis under the general category of autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease includes a whole host of diseases commonly thought of as irreversible.
D.J. Scott, D.M., D.C.