You have probably read my blog about Leaky Gut. This is an update about an improved method for managing and preventing Leaky Gut.
For years, I suffered from a pretty severe leaking gut and all the symptoms that come along with it. I’m convinced that Hippocrates was onto something when he said “All disease begins in the gut.” It has only taken thousands of years, but, finally, mainstream medicine is making connections between gut health and your health and wellness.
According to many functional medicine practitioners, Leaky Gut is a modern day plague that is killing us from the inside out. Leaky Gut may be caused by food, stress, environmental exposures, or a combination of other factors. No matter the cause, the problem is the same: large molecules pass through the small intestines and into the bloodstream. The large molecules aren’t sufficiently broken down and are not meant to enter the bloodstream quite yet. They are supposed to be broken down by the celia in the small intestines. In essence, the large molecules have escaped the small intestines through leaks between cells. Once in the bloodstream, the molecules are attacked and tagged by immune cells. You know this process as an immune reaction. On one hand, you are grateful that your immune cells are active and alert; on the other hand, far too many large molecules are in the bloodstream which causes the immune cells to over-react.
Leaky Gut can be a precursor to more serious and debilitating autoimmune conditions. Over the past 30 years, autoimmune conditions have increased exponentially. It seems obvious that our modern diets have contributed to an epidemic of Leaky Gut, which in turn contributes to the development of autoimmune conditions.
In the past, Leaky Gut protocols have focussed on repairing the leaking areas of the small intestines. Repairing the gut includes closing the gaps (tight junctions) between intestinal cells and rebuilding the microvilli. I’ve written about collagen and its ability to rebuild the micro-villi within the small intestines. I have also written about probiotics and their role in establishing a healthy microbe balance.
But what if there were a way to block bad microbes and other toxins BEFORE they come in contact with your gut cells? What if the “bad guys” couldn’t even get to the gut cells? Then you wouldn’t end up with Leaky Gut and the autoimmune problems that follow.
Immunoglobulins (IGG) protect your intestines by blocking and binding toxins in the gut. They can stop the Leaky Gut process before it evens starts. Your body manufacturers IGG, however our modern diet and toxic lifestyle demand a higher amount of IGG than your natural production.
Colostrum powder has long been a remedy for Leaky Gut because it provides IGG. However, it is derived from cows’ milk and some individuals are so sensitive that they cannot tolerate even a trace amount of dairy products.
Now, a totally dairy-free version of an IGG supplement is available: SBI Protect is not a colostrum supplement; rather it is an IGG derived from bovine serum. It is not an extract of cows’ milk. There is no risk for those with a dairy allergy or sensitivity.
SBI Protect is clinically effective at managing Leaky Gut, Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, IBS, Crohn's disease, and diarrhea associated with Celiac disease. It has even been used with C. diff and HIV enteropathy infections.*
An 8-week study showed that serum-derived bovine immunoglobulins (SBI) increased both CD4+ cell counts and CD4+/CD8+ ratios. This represents an increase in the overall immune strength inside of the gut (intestines). What does that mean for you?
Your immune system will benefit from using SBI Protect. It also means that any gut symptom that you experience is likely to be helped by using SBI Protect.
SBI Protect is a unique product. There are no competing IGG supplements derived from bovine serum. The only supplement that can come close to competing with SBI Protect is colostrum powder which causes reactions for those who are sensitive to dairy. SBI Protect is a completely non-dairy source of immunoglobulin G.
I recommend following the suggestions in the study:
Take 1 scoop (2.5 grams) twice daily for 8 weeks.
After the 8-week course, I recommend discontinuing SBI Protect and focusing on the 4 R’s for healing Leaky Gut.
In the first 8 weeks, SBI Protect will help to create an immune barrier so that no pathogens can cause additional damage to the gut. But what about the damage that is already done? That is why I recommend following a 4 R protocol to repair any prior intestinal damage.
SBI Protect powder has a very mild flavor. It is barely detectable when mixed with water. It can be added to smoothies, protein shakes, or warm beverages.
SBI Protect is also available in capsules. A total of 4 capsules is equivalent to 2.5 grams of SBI Protect powder.
For those suffering from severe digestive disorders, SBI Protect could be life-altering. It could be the missing piece that begins healing your gut and immune system.
For those who are relatively healthy and want to optimize their gut and immune health, I recommend an 8-week course of SBI Protect twice per year.Are you ready to heal your Leaky Gut, digestive disease or autoimmune conditions? Email Carly@HealthyHabitsLiving to start your personalized protocol with SBI Protect today.
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