Treating Autoimmune Diseases for Decades – Gundry Health
Do you suffer from unexplained symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, and skin problems? If so, you may be suffering from leaky gut syndrome. Dr. Gundry is a world-renowned expert on the topic of leaky gut and autoimmune disease. In this blog post, he discusses the causes and symptoms of leaky gut as well as the treatment options available. Dr. Gundry provides a helpful list of foods to eat and avoid if you have leaky gut syndrome.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the intestines becomes damaged, allowing toxins and bacteria to “leak” through. This can lead to a host of problems including fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, skin problems, and even autoimmune disease.
The good news is that leaky gut syndrome is treatable. Dr. Gundry’s protocol involves a combination of dietary changes, supplements, and lifestyle modification. By following Dr. Gundry’s plan, you can heal your gut and improve your overall health.
What Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome?
There are many factors that can contribute to leaky gut syndrome. These include:
– poor diet
– food sensitivities
– medications (especially NSAIDs and antibiotics)
– gut infections
What are the Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome?
The symptoms of leaky gut syndrome can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include:
– brain fog
– joint pain
– skin problems
– digestive issues
– autoimmune disease
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor. Leaky gut syndrome can be diagnosed through a combination of blood tests, stool tests, and food sensitivity tests.
How is Leaky Gut Syndrome Treated?
The goal of treatment is to heal the gut lining and restore gut function. Dr. Gundry’s protocol involves a combination of lab data, provider treatment, dietary changes, supplements, and lifestyle modification.
– Eliminate inflammatory foods: gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, corn, nightshade vegetables (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers)
– Eat plenty of anti-inflammatory foods: leafy green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, omega-3 rich fish, bone broth
– Digestive enzymes
– Reduce stress
– Get enough sleep
– Exercise regularly
What Are Lectins?
“Lectins are a plant-based protein naturally found in certain foods like beans, legumes, lentils, seeds, nuts, and a variety of nightshade vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants,” says Grace Derocha, RDN, CDE, of Blue Cross Blue Shield in Detroit, Michigan. They are also found in many grains, fruits, and animals fed with corn, she says.
According to Dr. Steven Gundry, who is credited with the development of the lectin-free diet, lectins disrupt cell communication and increase inflammation, causing poor gut health that leads to a host of issues, including digestive issues, fatigue, joint pain, skin problems, and even autoimmune disease.
Dr. Gundry’s protocol for treating leaky gut syndrome is a lectin-free diet, which means eliminating all foods that contain lectins, including beans, legumes, grains, nightshade vegetables, and certain fruits and nuts. Also, supplementing with probiotics, L-glutamine, and digestive enzymes and reducing stress, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly are important lifestyle changes that can support gut health.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays a role in bone health, immune function, and more. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety of health problems, including autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased inflammation and a higher risk of autoimmunity.
There are two ways to get vitamin D: through exposure to sunlight and diet. The best way to get vitamin D is through exposure to sunlight. However, if you live in an area with limited sun exposure, or if you have a condition that limits your sun exposure, you may need to take a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D supplements are available in various forms, including capsules, tablets, and drops. The best way to take vitamin D is in a liquid or drop form or a gel cap form. Liquid and gel caps are more easily absorbed by the body.
Vitamin D3 is the right form of vitamin D to take. Vitamin D2 while important for the body is not as effective as vitamin D3. The recommended dose of vitamin D3 is at least 5,000 IU per day. However, most people may need to take much more, particularly if they have a deficiency. Autoimmune disease is a serious condition, and it’s important to work with a doctor to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Gundry suggest to his patients that they take up to 10,000 IU per day for maximum effectiveness.
Leaky gut and autoimmune diseases – a surprising connection
Autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This can happen if the gut is “leaky” and allows bacteria and other toxins to enter the bloodstream. When this happens, the body mounts an immune response to these foreign substances, which can lead to inflammation and a variety of health problems.
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that occurs when the lining of the gut becomes damaged, allowing bacteria and toxins to leak into the bloodstream. Leaky gut syndrome has been linked to a variety of health problems, including autoimmune disease, allergies, and more.
There are a few things you can do to heal leaky gut syndrome and reduce your risk of autoimmune disease. First, you need to remove any food allergies or sensitivities that you may have. Second, you need to take steps to heal the gut lining. This can be done by taking supplements like L-glutamine and zinc. Third, you need to reduce inflammation in the body. This can be done by following an anti-inflammatory diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress levels.
If you have leaky gut syndrome or are at risk for autoimmune disease, it’s important to work with a doctor to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Autoimmune disease is a serious condition, and it’s important to get the treatment you need to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
A Unique Approach To Diagnosing And Treating Autoimmune Disease.
Dr. Steven Gundry and Gundry Health providers help diagnosing and treating over 60 autoimmune diseases.
Gundry Health offers a unique, comprehensive, and individual approach to treatment. We believe that the best way to treat autoimmune disease is to address the underlying cause of the condition. We offer a variety of services, including:
– Intestinal permeability testing
-Leaky gut treatment
-Autoimmune diet counseling
-Vitamin D testing and treatment
-Inflammation testing and treatment
-Supplementation and detoxification protocols
If you are suffering from autoimmune disease, we encourage you to contact us today to learn more about our unique approach to treatment. Autoimmune disease is a serious condition, and we are here to help you get the treatment you need to improve your quality of life.
Here is a list of diseases we treat
Alopecia (hair loss)
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome
COVID long haul
Delayed pressure urticaria
Diabetes type 1
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
Irritable Bowel Disease
Mast cell activation syndrome
Mixed connective tissue disease
Postural orthostatic tachycardia
Pre-menstral dysphoric disorder
Small airway disease
Thyroid eye disease
Undifferentiated connective tissue
Vitiligo (pigment loss)
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