GUT AND AUTOIMMUNITY
Your gut is the largest immune organ in your body. Therefore, to achieve optimal health excellent gut function is of primary importance.
You develop an autoimmune condition because of immune system dysfunction in the presence of abnormal gut barrier function (“leaky gut”) and genetic susceptibility.
The problem may be triggered by environmental factors, like infections, food sensitivities, food additives or drugs and many others.
Take a look below to read some of my recent articles on how gut dysfunction affects your autoimmune condition.
(This was first posted on my previous website in May 2016. Updated September 2019)
Many of you have hypothyroidism and you are taking medicines like Thyronorm or Eltroxin or Synthroid or a combination of T4T3. It is likely that your hypothyroidism was diagnosed when you met your doctor because you felt fatigued or you gained weight and read on the internet that it could be your thyroid gland playing up. Or you went in for an annual “Health Checkup at Rs. 1500 only” and got your tests done and found out that you have hypothyroidism.[Read more…]
Many of you tell me that you have “Leaky Gut Syndrome”. What does this mean?
Internet definitions of “Leaky Gut Syndrome” have described it as a condition where your gut lining works like a sieve and allows bacteria and other toxins to pass into the bloodstream and causes symptoms like bloating, fatigue, etcetera. However, a medical definition of the syndrome is a combination of symptoms resulting from a single cause or commonly occurring together so as to fit a distinct clinical picture. Herein lies the problem!
“Leaky gut syndrome” is not recognized by the established medical community as a specific disease.
It is not listed as a diagnosis in the International Classification of Disease and this is why many of you may have been told by your doctor that you should stop looking for information on the internet! 🙂 However, scientific studies have shown enough evidence to make it an intriguing field of study.[Read more…]