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Title: Gut Health, Food Sensitivities and Weight Loss - Voice Over Version


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  • Gut Health,
  • Food Sensitivities
  • and Weight Management
  • Susan Drake, MS, RDN
  • sdrake_at_cellsciencesystems.com
  • Lea Russell, MBA, RDN
  • lrussell_at_cellsciencesystems.com

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CHRONIC DISEASE Its Never One Thing!
Lifestyle Dietary Factors
Environmental Factors
Gut Dysbiosis
Inflammation
Food Sensitivities Pathogens
Obesity
3
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.

4
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

5
Normal Gut
6
Leaky gut is a gateway to chronic disease
NSAIDs
Food allergies Intolerances
Immune system dysregulation
7
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

8
How do we Improve Gut Microbiota?
  • Eat a clean diet
  • Gut health supplements
  • Decrease stress
  • Fecal transplant?
  • Determine and eliminate food sensitivities

9
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
  • Symptoms 4 72 hours post consumption
  • Generally less severe but chronic symptoms
  • Altered Gut Integrity

14
  • Who
  • Should
  • Test?

15
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.

16
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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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.

18
Effect of Alcat-Based Food Elimination on
Inflammatory Markers, Body Composition and
Medical Symptoms Lukaszuk 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.

20
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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