Many studies have shown that an inflamed gut is more permeable to partially digested food and bacterial breakdown. Increase in gut permeability can result in an inflammatory cascade in various tissues and a toxic insult to the liver.

Depending on an individual’s ability to detoxify these leaky gut metabolites, symptoms from neurological, endocrine and metabolic, e.g. cancer, mood changes, arthritis can occur. Many conditions are associated with leaky gut, e.g. ankylosing spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and cystic fibrosis.

Dr. Andrew Arnold says, ‘Many factors will contribute to a leaky gut. Stress has been found to play a role in increased intestinal permeability through gut-brain interactions.’

Anti-bodies which offers protection from bacterial pathogens after a single 5-minute episode of anger will significantly decrease these antibody levels that remain low up to five hours after the emotional episode.

Our Naturopaths recommend Watermelon, high in Citrulline, improves hypertension and cardiovascular disease. This is because the citrulline converts to arginine, which is then converted to nitric oxide.

For those with salicylate sensitivities, glycine will help as it facilitates the metabolism of salicylates.

For more information call our reception and ask to speak with a Naturopath or simply make an appointment.

About the Author:

Dr. Andrew Arnold is a Chiropractor at Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Ctr.

Category: Naturopathy

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