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Posted by holly S. on January 18, 2000 at 14:54:48:

Hi,
A friend of mine coughs up the white lumps that form in the crypts of the tonsils and has done for 18 years - it happened more and more frequently as the years went on. Do these same lumps occur on other lymphoid tissues I.E. adenoid, thymus, spleen, appendix etc. and if so, what happens to them - how are they disposed of.
Also, if you have LGS in the tonsils, does it follow that you will have it in the stomach.
And what is meant by chemical sensitivity caused by LGS and could it affect the seratonin levels in the brain.
Finally does LGS have another name as it isn't recognised by this name where my pal comes from.
I look forward to reading your reply - holly S.



Re: tonsils - leaky gut syndrome (ARCHIVE) Nugget?

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 20, 2000 at 09:07:57:

In Reply to: tonsils - leaky gut syndrome posted by holly S. on January 18, 2000 at 14:54:48:

Hi, Holly.

In the order of your questions:

Since the tonsils are the largest accumulatiuon of lymphoid tissue that is actually exposed to the air and out where we can see them this desquamation of cells, and their accumulation in the tonsillar crypts, is pretty obvious. Lymph tissue inside the body digests its own debris so there is no accumulation of this dead tissue. If there were, it would have to cause an abscess right at the spot of accumulation and THAT would not be a very good design, now would it?

Tonsils do not "have" LGS. They may be enlarged because of LGS as a remote antecedant. LGS is a condition of the intestinal tract (from lips to anus). The lymph system surrounds the intestinal tract (70% of our lymphoid tissue is there.) The conditions associated with teh lymphoid system are due either directly to the LGS OR to the same causes that cause LGS directly. IF the tonsilar condition is related to LGS, the LGS had to come first.

Within the past week, I wrote a note on this BB about the embryological relationship between the lining of the gut and the "blood-brain barrier". Please look it up. If you want basic research about this call (800) 843-9660 or go to their healthcomm.com address. You are looking for the tape and literature that goes with the August 1999 issue of FMU--it will cost you about $30. This is just to get you a start but with the information in THAT package you can find your way to others. It seems there is now proof of a direct relationship between intestinal lining function and brain function---just as I have been describing on this BB for many years. Within the next 2 years you will be hearing, in the media that the mechanism for, and causes of, Autism is this connection. If you read the information on this 'site about LGS, you cannot miss the references.

LGS stands for Leaky Gut Syndrome. A few years ago Newsweek even had a several page article about it and THEY called it that too. However, we MDs seem to be enamored with naming things with big words so people will think we are more learned than they are. Another name mentioned, now that MDs are finally beginning to (grudgingly) acknowledge the existance of the syndrome, is "Hyperpermeability/Immunological Gastrointestinal Syndrome" (HIGS). It will probably be years before a name is settled upon and then, when docs think the public might be recognizing it, the name will be changed to keep up the mystique. Either descriptive term will at least tell any knowledgable doc what we are talking about. Those who do not recognize it by now are ones that I would not trust MY family's health to----they have not kept up with the medical literature.

MUCH is being learned about this right now and has been accelerating in its progress for about 20 years.

As you learn about this, please share what you learn and ask any questions right here on this BB.

Good questions.

Walt




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