All of us at times have gastrointestinal complaints. This topic discusses acute and chronic gastrointestinal issues.
Common symptoms of gastrointestinal issues
- Abdominal pain
- Food allergies
- Gas in the GI tract
Question your physician needs to ask:
- Is it Acute or Chronic?
- Where is the location? (Divide the Abdomen into 4 Quadrants)
- Associated with or Without Food?
- Is there GI Bleeding?
- Mucous in Stools? Type of Stools?
- Time of Day?
- Family History of Colon Cancer, Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Food Allergies
Infections (parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungi)
Gallbladder disease, appendicitis, diverticulitis, fallopian tube pregnancy, lupus, scleroderma, endometriosis, adenomyosis
Ulcer or gastritis (excess acid production or H. Pylori infection)
Food and Chemical Allergies (IgG, IgG4, IgA)
Allergies to toothpaste and mouthwash
Allergies to Sugar Alcohols, Preservatives, Food Dyes
Celiac and Gluten Intolerance
“Leaky Gut” secondary to aspirin, non-steroidal drugs, excess coffee and alcohol, infections, Candida
Excess Alcohol & Coffee
Too much Fiber, Too Little Fiber
Wrong Diet (Incorrect ratio or protein, fats, and carbs)
Hypochlorhydria (Decreases Stomach Acid)
Decrease Pancreatic Enzymes
Lactose intolerance; Fructose Intolerance
Atherosclerosis or Arteriosclerosis of Intestinal Arteries (Bowel Angina)
Adhesions from Previous Surgery
Too tight Girdles
Structural (Poor Physical Alignment)
Incorrect Water and Decreased Water Intake
Tests for gastrointestinal issues
CBC, Full Chemistry Panel including the lipid panel, GGT, A/G ratio, and ionized calcium, amylase, lipase, ANA
Rast IgG4 or IgG Food Allergy testing. Also, do IgA food allergy blood tests. CRP-HS, fibrinogen, full thyroid panel, MTHFR mutation.
The most common food allergens are whey, beta-lactoglobulin, casein, alpha-lactalbumin, moldy cheese, egg white, egg yolk, corn, dextrose, wheat, gluten, gliadin, peanuts, baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, bananas, soy, and tree nuts.
Do a very comprehensive celiac disease panel including the genes for celiac disease. Very few labs can do this. The standard celiac disease tests are almost worthless. GI biopsies for celiac disease are almost worthless unless the gastroenterologist is willing to send the biopsy for electron microscopy studies, which is not done these days.
Get kinesiology testing from an experience kinesiology allergist.
Abdominal X-rays; CT and MRI, Ultrasound, ANA, colonoscopy
Change diet to test: lactose-free diet, gluten-free diet, elimination diet, including nightshades, lectins, sugar alcohols, and saponins.
Treatment for Gastrointestinal Issues
- Eliminate all of the causes.
- Urine fast, 3-10 days.
- Dr. Jan Kwasniewski’s ketogenic diet
- Your water should be distilled water only.
- Probiotics, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, yogurt
- Cure food allergies with a 5-minute acupressure/intention treatment
- Decrease food combinations at meals
- Two meals a day
- Eat mainly animal fats for their cholesterol.
- Pancreatic enzymes (very high doses of proteases, amylase, and lipase) 3-5 caps with meals.
- HCL/Pepsin if need 1-6 with meals.
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