Gut function is extremely important, and can be affected by something called “Leaky Gut Syndrome” (LGS). You may or may not have heard of it. Leaky Gut Syndrome is where the lining of your intestines have become more permeable, so it allows things like food particles and large molecules to permeate your system and create havoc with your immune system. It’s also important in gut function to be tested for parasites. Many people suffer from parasites and don’t know it.
A lot of people who suffer with thyroid problems also suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). They have problems with constipation or diarrhea, or both. Repairing your gut begins at the plate. Chronic inflammation is caused by poor diet. When you have increased intestinal permeability, another name for LGS, you will also have chronic inflammation, because a healthy GI tract is a tightly woven mesh of tissue that does not allow the absorption of bacteria, harmful foods, or undigested particles in the bloodstream. When you’re suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome, this is exactly what’s happening
Once in the bloodstream, these particles are recognized as foreign invaders or antigens, which the immune system attacks. And, unfortunately for many people, especially those with insulin resistance, this response happens almost every time they eat, resulting in chronic inflammation or irritable bowel syndrome. This sets the stage for development of an autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s or some other autoimmune problem.
So the first step in repairing the gut is to remove the foods that are creating a chronic immune response: gluten, soy, milk, egg, yeast. And then it’s important to heal your body. And you can heal your body with a 4R colon program, which means removing or eliminating problems – gluten, milk, soy, yeast, or parasites – inoculating, and using a probiotic. On a 4R colon program you replace specific enzymes to repair your gut and utilize specific neurological compounds. This is why it’s important to have healthy gut function in regards to treating your thyroid.
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