Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a gastroenterologist appeared on the Dr. Oz to help everyone realize that leaky gut syndrome is a real mysterious illness and can be misdiagnosed.
Most Doctors are treating leaky gut syndrome as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, but can be lead to potentially dangerous side effects.
While Leaky Gut Syndrome is very understood, Dr. Oz talked about a theory that many medical professionals believe is causing this intense joint pain, rashes, and bloating.
Dr. Oz explained the theory behind Leaky Gut Syndrome is that damage in the intestines causes bacteria and toxins to leak out into the body and begin to cause symptoms like joint pain, rashes, bloating or even depression.
Dr. Chutkan added that Leaky Gut Syndrome is becoming more common and all disease begins in the gut, especially those that are autoimmune in nature.
With the constant battle between conventional medicine and alternative medicine, Doctors don’t always have the knowledge they may need to alternative medicines. Dr. Oz said conventional doctors don’t have enough knowledge of alternative medicine, meaning they should never shoot down the possibility of curing a diseases with alternative medicines. Which in turn, could be harming patients.
“From an MD’s standpoint, it’s a very gray area,” says gastroenterologist Donald Kirby, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Cleveland Clinic. “Physicians don’t know enough about the gut, which is our biggest immune system organ.”
“We don’t know a lot but we know that it exists,” says Linda A. Lee, MD, a gastroenterologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center. “In the absence of evidence, we don’t know what it means or what therapies can directly address it.”
Dr. Chutkan says to look for specific things when trying to diagnose Leaky gut syndrome. Things like, parasite infections, a high sugar diet, antibiotic use, taking NSAIDS, or food allergies. These types of things could put you at risk of having leaky gut syndrome.
Conditions that Can Signal Leaky Gut Syndrome:
Dr. Oz says there is a simple test for this disease. He has 7 volunteers from the audience have a drink with different sized molecules in it, then wait for them to urinate. In looking at how many of the big molecules passed through, will tell him who among them has the leaky gut syndrome.
There are different supplements you can take to help treat the leaky gut syndrome disease. First, Dr. Oz says to take Chromium Polynicotinate, something we don’t absorb near as well as we get older. This helps regulate sugar levels. Dr. Oz says that 90 percent of us are Chromium deficient and by taking 200mcg could help.
Secondly, taking DIM Complex will also help keep hormones in balance. While this is found naturally in cabbage, you could never eat enough cabbage to make up the slack. Dr. Oz suggests to take 100mg if your body weight is normal, 200mg if you are overweight. Dr. Oz adds that you should look for the black pepper and DIM complex on the label, that’s the right one to get.
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