TESTING FOR LEAKY GUT
Leaky gut is generally tested for using the Mannitol and Lactulose Test. These are both water soluble substances that the body normally can not use. In healthy intestines, mannitol is easily absorbed, but lactulose, being a larger molecule, is only slightly absorbed. After ingesting the solution containing both mannitol and lactulose, urine is collected for six hours. Normal findings would include high levels of mannitol and low levels of lactulose. If high levels of both molecules are present in the urine sample, then leaky gut is indicated. If low levels of both are portrayed, then general malabsorption of all nutrients is signified.
HOW DO I HEAL THE GUT?
The healing process of Leaky Gut Syndrome will require much dedication on the patient's part to change their lifestyle to a healthier one. It will not be an easy "pop a pill" solution, but will entail dietary and other daily life alterations over a prolonged period of time. Unlike the purpose of most medications which is to simply relieve symptoms, ignore the cause, and give you another medical condition, relief of symptoms through these natural means will come as a much desired side benefit as the body restores itself to a healthy state. However, please be aware that as the body detoxifies itself, one may experience some discomfort from the dying off of bacteria, parasites, or yeast, and from the release of accumulated toxins from the system. One may also experience withdrawal symptoms from addictive foods during the elimination diet. These symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, and irritability. But remember, experiencing some uncomfortable symptoms during the detoxifying process only means that the process is working and healing is taking place. When you stir up muddy waters, the mud pours out first!
NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique) is a healing art that can address the issues responsible for Leaky Gut Syndrome. It uses the combined principles of acupuncture, chiropractic, and kinesiology to reverse symptom provoking imbalances in the body. Dr. Devi Nambudripad, licensed in western medicine, acupuncture, and chiropractic, discovered this lifesaving technique approximately 30 years ago.
NAET practitioners world wide are now effectively eliminating allergies in a safe, natural, and noninvasive manner. It is important to note that in NAET terms, an allergen is anything that is causing an imbalance in the body. Therefore, an allergen can be food, environment, emotions, or anything other stressor that may be leading to any bodily dysfunction.
We have discovered through their elimination, that so many health conditions are in fact attributed to allergies. Conditions such as asthma, arthritis, colitis, hayfever, mental illness, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Fibromylagia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraine headaches, yeast/candida overgrowth, Diabetes, hypoglycemia, parasitic infestations, and even viral/bacterial infections, to name only a few, can all be treated successfully with NAET. Please note that these are the same conditions related to Leaky Gut.
Thousands of patients worldwide can testify to the reversal of their chronic conditions by eliminating their multitude of food, chemical, environmental, and even emotional allergies through NAET.
The healing program for Leaky Gut Syndrome comprises techniques for healing the whole body, not just the gut. It is a program designed to detoxify, cleanse, and repair the entire body which in its toxic state, lead to the condition of Leaky Gut Syndrome. As the body repairs itself, so will the gut. It takes time and patience for this healing to occur, but with the proper tools, it is surely possible!
For specific information on how to heal the gut, please see Dr. Yee.