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Leaky Gut Syndrome Explained on Dr Oz: Treatment and Supplements to Take

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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:

Do you have:
•arthritis
•allergies
•depression
•eczema
•hives
•psoriasis
•chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia?Dr Oz Leaky Gut

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.

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Do you have a leaky gut? Learn the multiple causes of leaky gut syndrome and how to test for it. Understand how your GI system works and if your digestive problems are due to leaky gut with Dr. Igor Schwartzman.

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  1. Ana

    March 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve been trying to get the exact name for this test with no luck. I’ve called several laboratories and they can’t find the test under Leaky Gut, Intestinal permeability, Lactulose/Mannitol, or PolyethelyneGlycol.
    What is the exact name or Lab code for this test so I can request it from my doctor?
    Thank you

  2. Mary THARAYIL

    March 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I am a registered nurse working in ICUs reg to watch dr oz show was interested to learn about leaky gut syndrome .
    Thanks dr oz for all what you do

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Garcinia Cambogia Extract Weight Loss Supplement Touted by Dr Oz Popularity Spikes Again

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Dr. Oz recommended the weight loss supplement Garcinia cambogia extract in 2012, but has seen the popularity spike again recently.

Dr. Oz has said the supplement is the “simple solution you’ve been looking for to bust your body fat for good.”

Garcinia Cambogia supplements are derived from a tropical fruit grown in India and Southeast Asia known as Malabar Tamarind. The active weight loss ingredient contained in Garcinia supplements has been identified as Hydroxycitric Acid, commonly referred to as HCA. It is said that HCA blocks fat and suppress the appetite; moreover, it has also been shown that HCA may slow or stop a key enzyme called Citrate Lyase, which the body uses to make fat from carbohydrates.Garcinia Cambogia Extract Dr Oz

The weight loss supplement uses 800mg of pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract in each pill. Reviews of Garcinia Cambogia Extract also prove that the product might actually be one of the most potent weight loss solutions on the market today. The Garcinia Cambogia Extract Reviews also proclaim that the product is free from major side effects.

According to Leon Waddell, a user of Garcinia Cambogia Extract, “This product is excellent!! It works fantastically for me. I have lost 20 lbs, with no exercise or special diet. However, I do moderate regular exercise because I want to firm up and look good when I undress. This product will work for anyone who follows the directions and stick with it and the fat will melt very soon. I also take the prescribed maximum dosage daily, which is 2 capsules three times (3) per day, an hour before my three meals and drink plenty of water during the day, at least 6 to 8-ounce glasses.”

Leon goes on to state, “You can sip and not gulp them down if you desire to do so. Remember that water is the sustainer of life. It flushes away the fat from your body. So do it daily! When I reached my desired weight-loss, I simply cut back on taking the dosage. And only use one dose per day of 2 capsules an hour before lunch which is my heaviest meal. And eat light food at dinner meals (salads, cottage cheese mixed with fresh fruit or light yogurt). The Pure Garcinia Cambogia 120 capsules of two bottles I bought for myself and 2 bottles I bought for my wife is doing the trick for both of us. She is losing also and is delighted!”

As with any weight loss pill, use to your own discretion. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no legal power to regulate weight loss supplements. Companies can make claims, lacking any scientific backing and because no approval is required, the FDA can only investigate products after reports of harm have already transpired.

Last Monday, the maker of the green coffee extract, was charged $3.5 million by the Federal Trade Commission for marketing the aforementioned product by basing their claims on unsubstantiated science.

The sellers of Green Coffee Bean extract were sued for “deceiving consumers through fake sites and invented health claims.”

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21 Day Tummy Diet Plan Promises Weight Loss While Alleviating Digestive Disorders

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The 21-Day Tummy Diet is the latest in weight loss programs to promise you help in losing weight and have you feeling better overall, while reducing inflammation.

Liz Vaccariello, editor for “Readers Digest” appeared on “The Doctor Oz Show” to promote this new weight-loss plan. “This plan is the only one that nourishes your body’s own secret weight-loss weapon, which is skinny gut bacteria,” Vaccariello told Dr. Oz. “This is the missing link in every other diet plan.”

Health journalist Vaccariello, explores the connection between digestion and weight, while explaining the role of gut bacteria, and identifying diet as the major cause behind the chronic inflammation, she advises how to “diet away digestive disorders.” A 3-phase, day-by-day food plan, featuring over 50 recipes, shows readers how to calm their sensitive stomachs, enjoy delicious dining, flatten those tummies, and lose an average of 6–10 lbs.

The plan works by balancing your gut bacteria and feeding your “skinny gut bacteria.” Recent studies have shown that thin people’s gut flora is quite different from overweight people’s. The 21-Day Tummy diet is designed specifically for people with temperamental tummies

With the 21-Day Tummy plan, you will be eating more anti-inflammatory foods, especially those rich in magnesium, and fewer carb-dense foods and FODMAPs (rapidly fermentable carbohydrates that can aggravate your gut).

The 21-Day Tummy is designed to alleviate and possibly cure the 5 most common digestive disorders: gas and bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn and acid reflux, and IBS flare-ups.

There are a few weapons to this plan:

  • Magnesium in the morning: Vaccariello suggests getting this mineral with seeds, like chia or pumpkin. You also can try a magnesium supplement – our favorite is a lemony powder called Calm, which you can mix in water.
  • Low-FODMAP foods: What are FODMAPS? They are rapidly fermentable carbs – or “fast food for your gut” as Vaccariello calls them. Oat bran, brown rice, polenta and quinoa are the good guys. Highly refined grains, especially wheat, are the bad guys. She’s a fan of red quinoa, as are we.
  • MUFAs: This has been a favorite of Vaccariello’s since her very first “Flat Belly Diet” book. The monounsaturated fats include olives, nuts and avocado among others.
  • Ginger: Ginger is a powerful tummy soother and Vaccariello mixes it with maple syrup – a low FODMAP sweetener.

There are three main steps in the 21-day Diet plan:

  • PHASE 1: FLATTEN (DAYS 1 TO 5)

Calm your sensitive system as you shed fat quickly.

  • PHASE 2: SOOTHE AND SHRINK (DAYS 6 TO 15)

Maximize belly-fat loss by boosting anti-inflammatory foods that are high in magnesium and monounsaturated fatty acids.

  • PHASE 3: BALANCE (DAYS 16 TO 21)

Stoke your body with meals that combine belly-friendly fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats so you never feel hungry.

The 21-Day Tummy also includes a 21-day eating plan that minimizes foods that cause discomfort and weight gain, while replacing them with soothing foods.

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Dr Oz Says Drink Tart Cherry Juice for Sleep

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New research shows Tart Cherry Juice can reduce pain, reduce risk of heart disease and be used as a sleep aide, which is why it’s being called the ultimate antioxidant.

For many people, sleep aids like melatonin just don’t do the trick. According to Dr. Oz, this is because of two main reasons: 1) Most people take way more melatonin than the recommended dose, it then becomes ineffective. 2) Many people take melatonin too late at night. In order for melatonin to work properly as a sleep aid, it requires 2-3 hours to circulate in the body. Try taking melatonin right after dinner to allow ample time for absorption.

Dr Oz has found a natural sleep aide. Dr Oz says drinking 8 ounces of Tart Cherry Juice can replace habit-forming prescription sleeping medication!

The Journal of Medicinal Food published a study on effects of a Tart Cherry Juice Beverage on the sleep of adults with insomnia. The study used a randomized, double-blind, crossover design where each participant received both treatment and placebo for 2 weeks with an intervening 2-week washout period. 15 adults with chronic insomnia, but otherwise healthy, were assessed by 2-week mean values from daily sleep diaries and disease severity by the Insomnia Severity Index. The tart cherry juice beverage was associated with statistically significant pre- to post-treatment improvements on all sleep variables.

When compared to placebo, the tart cherry juice produced significant reductions in insomnia severity. The results of the study suggest that CherryPharm, a tart cherry juice blend, has modest beneficial effects on sleep in adults with insomnia compared to studies of melatonin, the two most studied natural products for insomnia.

The other side of health benefits Tart Cherry Juice can aide in is reduce pain and inflammation. Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Medicine researchers have reported that drinking tart cherry juice for 7 days before and during a strenuous running event minimizes post-run muscle pain and potentially inflammation.

“The bottom line is those runners who used tart cherry juice had less inflammation and faster muscle strength recovery,” said Kerry Kuehl, M.D., associate professor of medicine (health promotion and sports medicine) in the OHSU School of Medicine and the lead author on the study. The results were published in a recent issue of the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Some side effects of the Tart Cherry Juice are it’s high in simple carbohydrates (high glycemic / sugar), so if you are diabetic or limiting your sugar consumption, read the food label to determine whether this juice is an option. Tart cherry juice is in fact tart, so dilution may be your answer.

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