Thursday, October 21, 2010
The symptoms of asthma can be traced to digestive system and a series of events that trigger them.
is probably a functional gastric acid and digestive enzyme deficiency,
which causes a maldigestion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. The
maldigestion of food leaves large macromolecules undigested, which form
the substrate for the formation of intestinal flora imbalance. The
intestinal flora, comprising of billions of bacterial layer, alters and
filters the foodstuffs. When the intestinal flora is off-balanced, the
absorptive ability of the intestinal mucous membranes becomes impaired.
An abnormally permeable intestinal mucous membrane is then created.
Over time the villi, the large absorptive surface of the intestines,
becomes irritated and inflamed by the large macromolecules. The large,
incompletely digested macromolecules, especially proteins, can
penetrate the intestinal mucosal membrane. With the destruction of the
villi comes the destruction of the gut associated lymphoid tissue
(GALT) and the secretory IgA, the body’s first line defense against
foreign invaders. Once in the blood stream, the body’s immune system
recognizes the small protein or part of the a protein as foreign, and
produces antibodies against it. It is the reaction of the antibody
/antigen complex that produces the symptoms of allergies that can cause
Treatment needs to address the underlying cause by
thoroughly assessing the digestive system and beginning therapy to
restore a healthy gut function.
• Water-soluble fiber and nutrients to support healthy colon.
• Lactobacillus acidophilus and bidfidobacterium bifudus.
• Anti-inflammatory agents. IE. Omega 3’s.