Intestines and their functioning

As much as 80% of our immune system is located in the small intestine. Parasites also occur most often in the intestines. When detoxifying, the intestines must first be cleaned. In the intestines, carbohydrates, fats and proteins are ground so finely that they can be absorbed by the blood and lymph. By converting food residues into fatty acids, intestinal bacteria normally keep the intestinal contents at a slightly acidic pH value of 6-6.8. They also play an important role in hormone metabolism.

  • General
  • The intestinal flora
  • Healthy intestinal flora
  • The inner intestinal wall
  • Small intestine
  • Treatment of the intestines
  • Medication

General

Intestinal bacteria convert released sugars (glucose) into fatty acids. There are ten times as many bacteria in the intestine as there are cells. The top four important substances for health are:
vitamin B11, selenium, calcium and magnesium. Vitamin B11 is required, among other things, for the production of red blood cells. The Schüssler mineral salts are also of paramount importance for good intestinal function. The inner wall of our respiratory tract and our digestive tract is lined with mucous membrane. This membrane forms a line of defense against culprits such as E. coli, Campylobacter spp. or Salmonella spp, but also against viruses and in some cases a parasite.

The intestinal flora

This is formed by all bacteria, both good and bad, that are located on the inside of the large intestine. There are about 450 species, many of which are benign. The intestinal flora produces vitamins B2, B11 and B12 and vitamin K, which destroy pathogenic fungi. It also secretes beta-lactoglobulin and serum albumin, which stimulate the growth of small intestinal cells and help bind fat-soluble vitamins and fatty acids. Intestinal bacteria prevent the adhesion of single-celled parasites to the mucous membrane. To do this, they bind directly to the parasites, so that they have fewer binding sites. The intestinal parasite uses bacteria as food. Bacteria such as salmonella cannot be reached by antibiotics if they are within a parasite and so salmonella can multiply through the parasite. The growth of salmonella can be inhibited by taking calcium 475 mg and taurine 400 mg per day, which also binds bile salts. A swollen abdomen caused by disturbed intestinal flora is caused by gas formation from fungi and parasites.

The importance of intestinal flora

The intestinal flora is extremely important for the natural defenses :

  • it prevents the penetration of toxins and provides protection against infections
  • isolating the immune system
  • the promotion of peristaltic movement, which transports food through the body and stimulates IG production

Healthy intestinal flora

Poor intestinal function is caused by bacteria, viruses, stress and results in poor absorption of nutrients. The abdomen and intestines are places where the relationship with stress can clearly manifest itself, influenced by the brain-intestinal axis. When the stomach feels good, there is a good chance that one also feels good in the head. This is characteristic of ME/CFS patients, among others. Determining whether the intestinal flora is healthy can be done by means of a special analysis of the intestinal flora. Optimizing the intestinal flora can be achieved by taking probiotics and consuming canned bread drink (sourdough culture), drinking plenty of fresh fruit juice, fish and biogarde (dextrorotatory lactic acid yoghurt). The most important elements for good intestinal flora are:

  • availability of dietary fiber: due to the growth of bacteria
  • butyric acid produced by fibers protects the DNA
  • the right acidity and healthy mucus
  • good blood circulation through exercise
  • lowering serum cholesterol
  • taurine and fiber, which bind bile substances, sulfur-containing amino acids, pyridoxal 5 phosphate
  • glutathione and calcium, which protect against toxins
  • detoxifying nitrite from food and promoting mineral absorption
  • production of the enzyme lactase and enzyme supplementation

The inner intestinal wall

A healthy intestinal wall is impermeable to antigens and toxins. Harmful bacteria form toxic products that promote the attachment of parasites. The intestinal wall contains hundreds of millions of nerve cells, 90% of which lead to the brain, but only 10% receive impulses from the brain. All neurotransmitters can therefore be found in the intestines. Toxins are absorbed into the blood through the intestinal wall. Damage to the wall can occur due to penetration with the klebsiella pneumonaie, which can lead to arthritis. Correct viscosity and composition of the mucus layer (mucosa) acts as an antibiotic and reduces inflammatory factors such as nitric oxide. Most parasites do not reach the intestinal wall, because the mucus traps and removes them. That mucus contains special adhesive molecules (mucins), natural antibiotics, bacteria and immunoglobins, making it difficult for parasites to pass through this barrier.

A leaky gut

This intestine must also be addressed first, through supplementation with zinc, glutamine and the sulfur-containing NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine), which is the building material for proteins and breaks down estrogen. This is to prevent toxins from entering the brain via the bloodstream. In that scenario, IgA deficiencies exist. In intestinal problems, the serotonin receptors do not work properly. 95% of the serotonin is in the digestive tract and can be activated with enzymes.

Inflammations

The entryways to the urinary tract are normally guarded by beneficial bacteria, lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. These can be destroyed by rampant E-coli bacteria, which are malignant at this stage. Cystitis is caused by the proteus mirabilis, in which peptides pass through the intestinal wall into the blood. In Crohn’s disease, white blood cells infiltrate the intestinal wall and cause chronic inflammation (abdominal pain). Drinking milk produces more mucus, which means that the intestinal wall is less able to absorb important building materials. Irritation of the sheet pile wall can occur due to the heme, which is a component of red blood cells. It is ten times more common in red meat than in white meat. Immunoglobulins are in the blood. With the help of natural antibiotics, which are contained in the mucus, these globins help defend the mucous membrane. A large proportion of the immune cells are located in the intestinal mucosa, which therefore plays a key role in the immune system.

Small intestine

This is where the breakdown of food is completed and most of the nutrients are absorbed into the blood through the intestinal wall. Digestive enzymes, which are produced by special cells, mucus and bicarbonate are secreted. They neutralize acids that come from the stomach. In addition, hormones are secreted, such as secretin and cholecystokin. The carbohydrates, proteins and fats are converted into molecules after a few hours under the influence of enzymes. Carbohydrates are split into glucose, fats into a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol (glycerin) and proteins into amino acids. This is followed by absorption into the blood. When problems occur, there is a low absorption of iron in the small intestine.

Treatment of the intestines

The disease ME/CFS almost always starts in the intestines, caused by bacteria and viruses. This causes poor absorption of nutrients, especially in the small intestine of vitamins, iron and salts. When fungi are found in the intestine, the first step should be to look for intestinal parasites. This is because 60% of people have parasites in their intestines in addition to fungi. First, the parasites must be tackled by eating a low-carbohydrate diet and eating sugar-free, which will also eliminate the fungi. The contribution of someone else’s bacteria from a healthy donor through a so-called poop donation can also provide relief.

The recovery of the mucous membranes

The mucous membrane should then be treated with vitamins A and D, EPA and DHA, omega3 and L-glutamine. In the case of candida, the intestinal mucosa can be activated with the vitamins below. Bifidobacteria + vitamin B5 produce butyric acid, which indirectly lowers the level of cholesterol and insulin. Butyric acid prevents the formation of a protein called BCL 2, which plays a key role in various disease processes. This protein tries to keep cells alive at all times, which cannot work well in intestinal cells, among other things. After all, damaged intestinal cells are better off dying as quickly as possible and being replaced by new cells. This is to prevent damaged cells from developing into cancer cells.

Medication

Dietary supplements to support the intestines include:

  • vitamin A, B5, B11, D3, E, pyridoxal-5-phosphate
  • zinc picolate, coenzyme Q10, magnesium, calcium, selenium and aloe vera
  • dietary fiber and plant-based enzyme supplementation in case of poor absorption: these are mainly active in an acidic environment
  • moisture, exercise and butyric acid
  • bifidobacteria, lactobacilli and probiotics
  • avoid dairy products, pork, tomatoes and highly spicy foods

Latest news of 2020

A chemically modified form of aspirin NOSH-1 aspirin is able to reduce the size of intestinal tumors a thousand times more powerfully than regular aspirin. The effect of this aspirin is based on the fact that it releases the gases nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide and because only a small dose is required. It also reduces the risk of side effects. Intestinal function is greatly increased during the night due to a very active intestine. A drug that is taken in the evenings reaches the blood much faster.

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