The human body is an incredibly complex system, and since the days of Hippocrates, man has struggled to work out what exactly his gut and his brain have to do with his health, and whether perhaps the two are connected somehow. The parallels between the gut and brain immune systems are too self-evident to deny. These similarities extend to the actual structures, mechanisms and even biochemistries of the two systems: the gut immune barrier (GIB) and the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Bidirectional signaling between the brain and gut has been confirmed by numerous studies. In fact, this communication between the gut and brain is ongoing from birth, and plays a significant role in shaping how the brain is wired. Studies have linked gut microbiota dysbiosis to brain-linked disorders such as depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis and autism. There is an awareness now that neurodegenerative diseases may not exclusively have a neurological trigger. Uncontrolled chronic inflammation, disturbances in the gut microbiota and other gastrointestinal-related dysfunctions open the intestinal barrier “leaking” inflammatory agents into the bloodstream. Inflammation from circulating gut-derived lipopolysaccharides, for example, open the BBB and have been linked to neurodegenerative disorders. A spotlight has been focused on the role of intestinal barrier function in the pathogenesis not just of gastrointestinal diseases but of autoimmune, neuroautoimmune and neurodegenerative ones as well. Using predictive antibodies opens the possibility of prevention, amelioration and even reversal of autoimmune disorders, both gastrointestinal and neurodegenerative, through treatment modalities involving the repair of the GIB and BBB, thus restoring their functionality and harmony throughout the body from inside to outside.
Conditions commonly treated:
- Digestive Issues (Celiac's, Crohn's, Ulcerative Collitis, IBS, etc)
- Thyroid Problems
- Skin Issues (Eczema, Psoriasis, etc)
- Hormonal Imbalances (PCOS, Menopause, Pre-Menopause, etc)