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Is the gut the key to disease?

There are more receptors in the gut that affect the brain than the entire body combined. Many researchers believe the entire immune system is affected more by gut health than all other systems in the body. They believe that all diseases, including autism, stroke, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, mental illness, and cancer could be dramatically reversed if more attention were paid to the gut. This would indicate that the leading cause of all disease lies in the damage to the gut. It is theorized by leading researchers that healing the gut will reverse the trend for most diseases. What are some of the damages that you think cause the most harm? How do you think the problem can be resolved? Do you believe this theory is an exaggeration? What do you believe is the core issue of healing?


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    Mar 22 2013: Here is what we have seen in our own work with patients and with research.

    The seeding of the baby via vagina birth and nursing provides what should be adequate protection for the baby at birth and for many years of life.

    Every autistic spectrum, obesity, depression, ADD, ADHD, heart disease, and cancer patient, just to name a few, all share one common trait. They have gut problems, they have allergy problems they have issues with digestion. They have acid reflux, easily upset stomachs, are taking drugs for cholesterol (biggest farce ever perpetrated on the public-can share the research on this if you like-stop looking at cholesterol), have had frequent use of antibiotics, or are taking antacids (probably one of the big links to cancer), and have high c-reactive protein and homocysteine levels. When we repair the gut issues, add they correct form of probiotics on an effective program, they get better. All disease processes reverse, improve, or stop any symptoms. If we don't, they don't get well, or very quickly.

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