Digestive Dysfunction; Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Constipation
Digestive dysfunction is at the root of many brain-immuno-gut disorders either triggered by infection, allergy, diet, toxicity, medication or environment that compromises the delicate balance of beneficial bacteria and disease-causing microbes.
An overgrowth of microbes that inhabit the Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract (such as streptococcus or candida) can lead to “gut dysbiosis”, an unhealthy level of bad microbes outnumbering the beneficial flora. Bacteria can compromise enzyme function by impairing enzymes of the intestinal absorptive cell.
Candida can also bore holes in the mucosal lining of the gasto intestinal tract creating gut permeability or “leaky gut”, a condition that can lead to undigested food particles crossing the gut/blood barrier. This in turn can trigger allergies, weakened immunity, poor concentration, aggression, diabetes. Hippocrates 460-370 BC -All Diseases Begin in the Gut”.
Recommended Reading; Gut And Psychology Syndrome
“The vast majority of epilepsy cases in children are due to toxin accumulation in the brain. When the amounts of toxins reach dangerous levels the brain sends an electric discharge to get rid of it all in one go. So, an epileptic fit is a safety valve for the brain, a cleansing procedure. In order to help the child we need to remove the toxins. In the majority of cases, these toxins come from the gut, so treatment has to concentrate on the child’s digestive health.” Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
Mindd maintains that there are other issues driving epilepsy such as abnormal immune response and viral infection.
Recommended reading; Gut And Psychology Syndrome
Food Allergies versus Food Intolerances
In the biomedical paradigm, many allergies are caused by a poor functioning gut which allows undigested food to pass through the “leaky gut” at which point the immune system recognizes it as a foreign substance and launches an attack. This is how food allergies and intolerances develop.
In the case of food allergies the reaction is mediated by IgE antibodies and tend to remain for life. In the case of food intolerances the reaction is IgG mediated and these can change over time.
Simply put IgE and IgG are different parts of the immune system.
Recommended Reading; Gut And Psychology Syndrome, Dr. N. Campbell-McBride