I sort of think that IF the docs knew the answer to these questions, then they would know how to stop it right? I know our immune system is out of whack because look at some of the other immune issues we sometimes have to deal with. Such as arthritis, psoarasis etc. So the bad gut flora has some credibility due to the fact that we have such an overabundance of bad bacteria in our colons which is why our immune system attacks that usually first - mistaking our colons for foreign invaders. But it doesn't explain the other immune problems that can arise. I wish I could have a one on one talk with my immune system to figure out what it's doing! :)
An overgrowth of bad gut flora leads to a condition called "leaky gut" where insufficiently digested particles of food and/or harmful pathogens are able to cross the gut barrier and enter the bloodstream. At that point, you have a systemic condition that can affect the entire body.
Leo Galland said...
Inflammatory diseases of the bowel, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (ileitis), and several types of arthritis have been linked to aberrant immune responses provoked by intestinal bacteria. Two types of aberrancy have been described. First, intestinal bacteria contain proteins which look to the immune system very much like human proteins; they confuse the immune system and may fool the body into attacking itself. Second, fragments of dead bacteria may leak into the wall of the intestine or into the blood stream due to a breakdown in the mechanisms which regulate intestinal permeability. Circulating through the body, bacterial debris is deposited in tissues such as joints, provoking an attack on those tissues by an immune system trying to remove the foreign material.
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