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Title: Gut Health, Food Sensitivities and Weight Loss


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  • Gut Health,
  • Food Sensitivities
  • and Weight Management

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Gut Health, Inflammation and Weight
  • Is there a connection?
  • Gut Health
  • Microbiome
  • Leaky Gut
  • Inflammation
  • How to Improve Gut Health Decrease Inflammation

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CHRONIC DISEASE Its Never One Thing!
Lifestyle Dietary Factors
Environmental Factors
Gut Dysbiosis
Inflammation
Food Sensitivities Pathogens
Obesity
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Inflammation Chronic Disease Gut Integrity
Matters
  • 95 of all chronic disease has an inflammatory
    component.
  • Gut integrity prevents or sets the stage for food
    sensitivity, immune dysfunction, inflammation,
    chronic disease.
  • Determining removing foods that cause
    inflammation can be an important part of breaking
    the cycle of chronic inflammation
  • Improving gut health reduces inflammation and may
    decrease obesity.

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Overall Gut Function
  • GI tracts major roles
  • Digestion and uptake of nutrients
  • Over 70 of bodys immune systems is in the GI
    tract
  • Gut decides what is friend or foe.
  • OVERALL HEALTH STARTS IN THE GUT

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Gut Microbiome Functions
  • Contains over 1000 species of bacteria, yeast and
    parasites
  • Synthesis of vitamins (K, B12)
  • Metabolism
  • Renewal of gut cells - lining
  • Development of the immune system
  • Motility

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Normal Gut
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Leaky gut is a gateway to chronic disease
NSAIDs
Food allergies Intolerances
Immune system dysregulation
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Leaky Gut - Inflammation - Weight
  • Food choices, eating habits, digestion, the gut
    flora, and elimination ..
  • all influence the integrity of the gut
  • Leads to Leaky Gut
  • Gut health prevents or sets the stage for food
    sensitivity ultimately immune dysfunction,
    inflammation, chronic disease including
  • DIFFICULTY LOSING WEIGHT

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Some Causes of Leaky Gut
or .... Losing Barrier Integrity
  • Chronic Stress
  • Intestinal Infections
  • Small intestine bacterial overgrowth
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Excess alcohol
  • Poor diet
  • Diet soda
  • NSAIDS, steroids, antibiotics, and other
    medications

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How do we Improve Gut Microbiota?
  • Eat a clean diet
  • Gut health supplements
  • Decrease stress
  • Fecal transplant?
  • Determine and eliminate food sensitivities

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How Do Food Sensitivities Impact Gut Health?
  • Development of FS is the end result of multiple
    inter-related chronic problems of the digestive
    tract, such as poor digestion, abnormal bacterial
    growth within the gut, and chronic gut
    inflammation.
  • Determining removing foods that cause
    inflammation can be an important part of breaking
    the cycle of chronic inflammation (i.e. Food
    Sensitivity Testing).

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The Connection Between Food Sensitivities Weight
  • Food sensitivities alter your biochemical
    balance, influencing appetite controlling
    hormones like serotonin and ghrelin.
  • Result abnormal cravings for simple sugars and
    carbohydrates.
  • Your metabolism is disrupted resulting in less
    efficient energy production and increased fat
    storage.
  • Food sensitivities provoke immune mediated
    vasculitis, which causes fluid to leak from your
    capillaries into surrounding connective tissues.
  • Result water retention and inflammation.

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Food Allergy or a Sensitivity
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Sensitivity

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Allergy or Food Sensitivity
  • Anaphylactic Allergy
  • Immediate/severe symptom onset Specific immunity
  • Genetic/Exposure related IgE mediated
  • Induce Mast cells/Basophils to release Histamine
  • Skin test/RAST
  • Peanut, milk, egg, fish, shell fish, wheat, nuts,
    soy
  • Sensitivity
  • Genetic/Exposure Related
  • Delayed symptom onset
  • Generally less severe but chronic symptoms
  • Altered Gut Integrity
  • Remove food to break the cycle of chronic
    inflammation
  • As many neurons in gut as along spine
  • 90 percent of the body's serotonin is made in the
    digestive tract.

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Importance of Food Sensitivity Testing
We suspect there is a common soil which both
cardiovascular disease and diabetes share, and
that this common underlying cause may be
inflammation. Dr. Paul M. Ridker,
Cardiologist Brigham and Womans Hospital Boston,
Massachusetts
  • Chronic inflammation is associated with most
    disease
  • 68.5 of adults are overweight or obese
  • CVD is the leading cause of death for both men
    and women in the U.S.
  • About 20 of the population suffers from IBS
    related symptoms
  • Over 25 Million People in the U.S. have Diabetes
  • The NIH estimates up to 23.5 M Americans suffer
    from autoimmune disease

Source Ogden C. L., Carroll, M. D., Kit, B.K.,
Flegal K. M. (2014). Prevalence of childhood and
adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012.
Journal of the American Medical association,
311(8), 806-814. Source Murphy SL, Xu JQ,
Kochanek KD. Deaths Final data for 2010. Natl
Vital Stat Rep. 201361(4). Source Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes
Statistics Report Estimates of Diabetes and Its
Burden in the United States, 2014. Atlanta, GA
US Department of Health and Human Services
2014.  
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  • Who
  • Should
  • Test?

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Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Identifies substances that provoke a negative
    cellular response.
  • Dose dependent with Delayed onset.
  • Any food can cause symptoms. With repeated
    consumption, can develop into a chronic
    systematic inflammatory response and the constant
    activation of the immune system.
  • Single elimination trials take a very long time.
  • NO universal bad or good foods very patient
    specific.

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Cellular Degranulation Reaction (inducing
mediator release)
The reactive white blood cells release chemical
mediators that affect target organs and may
result in symptom manifestations typical in many
chronic conditions.
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What is the Quickest Way to Get Relief?
  • Remove the food or chemicals that are triggering
    the immune response

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What is the Biggest Challenge for Food
Sensitivities?
  • Identifying Your Reactive Foods

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ALCAT BLOOD TEST
  • Most accurate way to identify foods/chemicals
    that provoke an immune response.
  • Direct link to systematic inflammation and
    constant activation of the immune system
    difficulty losing weight.
  • Test over 450 antigens, including Foods,
    Environmental Chemicals, Food Additives
    Colorings, Molds, Functional Foods Medicinal
    Herbs, Pharmocoactive agents.
  • Proven results with patient compliance to
    recommended food avoidance rotation diet.

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Studies have established that it can be a useful
screening tool for the identification of foreign
substances that may trigger immune cell
activation, particularly of neutrophils, leading
to inflammatory disorders. The ALCAT test,
coupled with a targeted diet that is individually
tailored according to the tests results, may
support immune homeostasis and provide a valuable
complementary approach for therapy and overall
health. (Altern Ther Health Med.201521
(4)42-52).
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Effect of Alcat-Based Food Elimination on
Inflammatory Markers, Body Composition and
Medical SymptomsLukaszuk J, Shokrani M,
Hoppensteadt J, Umoren J.
  • Pre/post test double blind study Tx (n87) and PL
    (n46).
  • Follow 4 week elimination diet based on Alcat
    results.
  • Blood samples, body composition and medical
    symptoms completed days 1 and 30.

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Alcat Study Conclusions
  • Elimination of inflammatory foods have a positive
    impact on Body Mass Index.
  • Alcat results may positively influence
    inflammatory responses, body composition and
    well-being.

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The Short Term Efficacy of the ALCAT Test of Food
Sensitivities to Facilitate Changes in Body
Composition and Self-Reported Disease Symptoms A
Randomized Controlled Study
  • The ALCAT Test (exp. group) resulted in highly
    significant improvements in body composition and
    self-reported disease symptoms.
  • 98 of those following the ALCAT plan either lost
    weight and/or improved body composition.

There was a marked reduction in cravings in
general, especially for sweets.
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Take Home Messages
  • There is a connection between gut health and
    weight.
  • Reducing inflammation is the key to overall
    health.
  • Food and other exposures interact with our gut in
    either a positive or negative way.
  • ALCAT individualizes your dietary regimen.
  • Diet and lifestyle modifications improve gut
    health and reduce inflammation to maintain
    permanent weight loss.

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