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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 17

Leaky gut syndrome

Posted By: joachim, AB-
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2001, at 6:41 p.m.

Physicians are increasingly recognizing the importance of the gastrointestinal tract in the development of allergic or autoimmune disease. Many reputable experts speculate that leaky gut syndrome might cause food allergies, food sensitivities and lectin-related reactions to food. "Leaky gut" syndrome occurs when the mucus membranes of the intestinal tract are damaged and no longer provide an effective barrier to pathogenic gut bacteria, macro food molecules such as undigested or partially digested large proteins. Other factors that contribute to leaky gut syndrome include stomach acid and trypsin deficiencies (mentioned throughout my messages) and alcoholism. Aging also plays a role as the intestinal barrier of older people is less efficient.

IMO leaky gut syndrome alongside irretable bowl syndrome has reached huge proportions. IMO, physicians do not acknowledge this fact, maybe because it is such a moneymaker for them? Read the link further down. Any comments?


Dr. D’Adamo is well aware of the differences between food allergies (which trigger reactions of IgE antibodies for those who are interested in allergy & immunology), food sensitivities (which trigger delayed reactions by IgA, IgG and IgM antibodies) and lectin-related agglutinations, the bottom line is that the foods mentioned most often as avoids for people of all four blood types are the same ones that are most likely to trigger allergic reactions. Nowhere is this more true than for blood group O’s, who are forbidden wheat, corn, sugar, dairy products and yeast - five of the "sinister seven" foods identified by the late Dr. Stuart Berger, as the foods most likely to cause allergies and damage the immune system. According to Dr. Berger the other two "sinister" foods are soy and eggs.

As Dr. Loren Cordain, a proponent of the hunter/gatherer Paleo-Diet has pointed out, cereal grains, legumes, dairy products, yeast-containing foods and other agricultural products all contain lectins that bind intestinal (epithelial) cells and change the permeability of those cells. Again, these are the very foods targeted for elimination in most of the four blood type diets!

Leaky gut syndrome

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