What is the cause of all Diseases?
CHRONIC INFLAMMATION! Your body's immune system responding to all/any kind of STRESS.
80% of your immune system is found just behind your Small Intestinal Lining. This lining starts from your sinus all way down to rectum
The Small Intestinal Lining is one cell layer thick! Imagine cutting a strand of your hair lengthwise! This is how THIN your lining is. And guess what! It's this delicate lining that protects you from billions of microbes circulating in your intestines.
Also, it protects you from all that's in the outside world! From the food you eat, drinks to pathogens, toxins, pollution etc
Small Intestinal Lining is made up of small structure like hair called Villi. Villi do open and close to let the absorption of nutrients.
Villi's main role is to absorb nutrients into your bloodstream. These villi together with underlying tissues host your body's largest population of immune cells.
When in normal circumstances, a pathogen enters your body maybe through food and it's not neutralized by the stomach acid, your immune system will attack it. Also, It will clear the oxidative stress etc.
However, things turn into chaos when your Small Intestine Lining is damaged or torn. The Villi are now left open wider and for a
Your entire immune system becomes disrupted. Debris of undigested food starts entering your bloodstream. As a consequence, your immune system targets this food as if they're foreigners.
Your Small Intestinal Lining is now open, and your immune system exposed and overworked. You are prone to pathogens, toxins, pollution getting a free visa to your body.
This can also lead some bacteria already living in your intestine to relocate into
When your Small Intestinal lining remain damaged and exposed like this for a long time, and without control, it will result into a Chronic Inflammation.
Thus, leading to outbreak of various health issues and diseases like;
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD),
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS),
- Alcoholic Liver disease,
- Liver Cirrhosis,
- Diabetes T1 and T2,
- Chronic kidney disease,
- Chronic heart disease,
- Auto-immune diseases,
- Inflammatory joint disease,
- Chronic dermatological conditions, and more.
Some healthy food like Nuts, Grains, dry Legumes if not prepared properly.
- Diets that are high in sugar and high in fats.
- Alcohol consumption.
- Infections and toxins.
- Some drugs like NSAID and others.
- Mucosal oxidative stress
What about Rheumatoid Arthritis?
In reality, People suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis are found to have high Intestinal permeability. And especially when the disease is active. This Small Intestinal permeability is exacerbated when the patient is taking NSAID drugs or other strong medication.
Small Intestinal permealibity in RA patients have been found to allow in the bloodstream high concentrations of cow's milk proteins, the betalacto-globuline.
Additionally, antibodies are produced against wheat and/or milk proteins. Activation of Lympacites T aganist wheat and milk proteins is observed.
In addition, we RA patients have been found to have higher frequences of Small Intestinal bacteria overgrowth (Dysbiosis).
You can heal
On the positive side, you can heal your Small Intestinal Lining by eliminating pro-inflammatory food.
Your Intestinal Lining is renewed every 5-7 days.
With this in mind, you'll be required to feed your microbiome which is responsible for regulating digestion and absorption of nutrients that supply energy to your Small Intestinal immune system.
Your microbiome also shapes your Small Intestinal immune system.
To sum up, Small Intestinal lining plays a major role in your overall health. Starting by taking care of what you eat can be a fisrt baby step to your healing.
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