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Posted by Cindy on April 16, 2001 at 13:13:50:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
Can a person have a clean colon and have LGS/malabsorption? Do you feel that indican levels are an accurate reflection of colon toxicity? Does the "leakiness" of LGS or the malabsorption of nutrients take place in the small intestine, and essentially not in the colon? Do "colon cleansing" products and methods address the needs of the small intestine (for cleansing, reduction of inflammation, etc.)? Thanks very much for your feedback.



Re: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine

Posted by colon cleanser on April 16, 2001 at 16:53:22:

In Reply to: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine posted by Cindy on April 16, 2001 at 13:13:50:

The colon CAN be clean and you can STILL have LGS. Just go for 3 colonics 3 days in a row, eat only whole foods, drink 2 liters of pure water and take a fiber supplement and in 3 days your colon will be "clean" but will you have handled your possible "leaky gut"? Probably not.

LGS and malaborption mainly takes place in the small intestine (where nutrients are absorbed, so this makes sense) but some takes place in the begining parts of the colon.

Whatever you take into your body will effect the whole gastrointestinal system. So, the answer to your last question is "yes". Colon cleansing methods will take care of the small as well as the large intestine. Just be careful as to what products you use. I personally believe that pysllium, flax, guar gum, apple pectin, fennel, bentonite are very good and safe. I would steer clear of prodcuts that contain cascara sagrada and other harsh cleansing ingredients. Hope this helps you.

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Re: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 18, 2001 at 08:52:33:

In Reply to: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine posted by Cindy on April 16, 2001 at 13:13:50:

Hi, Cindy.

VERY complex questions! Excellent!

1. Yes.
2. Very gross test and the first one available more than 30 years ago. Still useful but I would not like to depend on it for a definitife diagnosis.
3. Yes, but other (related) problems happen from the dysbiosis in the colon.
4. Only indirectly.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Cindy on April 18, 2001 at 11:26:31:

In Reply to: Re: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine (Archive in LGS.) posted by Walt Stoll on April 18, 2001 at 08:52:33:

Thanks, Dr. Stoll, and "Colon Cleanser" for your helpful replies to my questions.

Dr. Stoll, in response to my question about the site of LGS/malabsorption, you said that the site was the samll intestine "but other (related)problems happen from the dysbiosis in the colon". So, it sounds like you are saying that there is always a dysbiosis present in the colon (as a side effect) if LGS/malabsorption is present (that would make sense to me...I don't really understand how one can separate the upper from the lower GI tract, as so many mainstream G.I. practitioners seem to want to do, at least that's been my experience). So, if there is a dysbiosis present in the colon, then would that indicate a toxic colon? Also, if I understand Trent Nichol's book, then a dysbiosis can occur anywhere in the GI tract?

Thanks again for your feedback.





Re: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 20, 2001 at 13:39:02:

In Reply to: Re: Questions regarding Small vs Large Intestine (Archive in LGS.) posted by Cindy on April 18, 2001 at 11:26:31:

Thanks, Cindy.

Wish everyone on this BB could understand this as well as you do.

GI "specialists" who try to divide up the GI tract are not very good gastorenterologists.

Namaste`

Walt

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