Hello, I'm Dr. Martin Jr. and I just want to quickly talk to you about why leaky gut syndrome is such a huge problem today. In fact, it is often referred to as a silent killer.
Now, these are the latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. And you can see these are the leading causes of death for Americans. Now, here in Canada it's very, very similar to this as well. So, I just wanted to show you this.
If you look, heart disease [00:00:30] still the top killer, but cancers. Then you've got chronic lower respiratory diseases. Accidents, stroke, Alzheimer's and diabetes. Now, it's amazing that Alzheimer's has made its way onto that list and that's an ever changing thing. And so is diabetes. Diabetes is climbing that list as well.
But here's the thing. There is what we call a deadly triad that is found in all diseases. So, here at the bottom you can see the top killers. Heart, [00:01:00] Alzheimer's, stroke, diabetes, cancer. And the thing is, if you were to reverse engineer those diseases ... if you were to work backwards ... one of the things that you would find as you work backwards that all those things all contain inflammation.
Inflammation is the cause of all disease. But inflammation doesn't just magically appear out of thin air. It doesn't work that way. Something has [00:01:30] to cause it. And this is where the deadly triad of all disease comes in.
So, when you reverse engineer heart disease, Alzheimer's, stroke, diabetes, cancers and you go back to inflammation, as we mentioned, something has to cause that inflammation. And that's where we get into the deadly triad.
So, there are three causes of inflammation. And one of them, as you can see, is leaky gut syndrome. This means [00:02:00] that many of the top killers started off as leaky gut syndrome. And over time, the inflammation caused by leaky gut syndrome has progressed into something far more serious.
So, if you take a look at this again. Here you have leaky gut syndrome over a period of time increasing the levels of inflammation. And that, for example, in some people may lead to heart disease. It may attack the blood vessels. It may attack the heart. There's an old saying that we've been using [00:02:30] in the clinic for a long time. Leaky gut, leaky brain. Why? Because if you have leaky gut for a long period of time, your brain is going to get leaky as well. And that could lead to Alzheimer's, it could lead dementia and those kind of issues. A lot of brain issues. Same thing. It could attack the blood vessel for stroke.
Now, what's amazing is that there a lot of people that have diabetes and leaky gut syndrome as well. And the same thing with cancer.
So, here's the problem. If you have any digestive symptom [00:03:00] or disorder, then you already have leaky gut syndrome. But a majority of people with leaky gut syndrome have no digestive symptoms whatsoever. Which is another reason why leaky gut syndrome is often called the silent killer. Which means you can have digestive symptoms like chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating or disorders like IBS, Crohn's or there inflammatory bowel diseases. [00:03:30] Or you can have non-digestive symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, hormonal imbalances, skin rashes, eczema, acne, depression, anxiety, dementia, Alzheimer's or any of the autoimmune disorders that are out there. And all of these can be different ways that leaky gut syndrome shows up.
It is different for everybody. Just because you don't have a digestive symptom, does not mean [00:04:00] that you don't have leaky gut. And if you have leaky gut and it's allowed to stay like that for a long period of time, it will lead to more and more inflammation, and inflammation is the root of all diseases.