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An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

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An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by W on October 03, 2001 at 14:07:05:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
I have spent several months reading this wonderful bulletin board. Now, in order to see if I understand the dynamics of LGS correctly and treatment of this disorder, I need to get what I've learned on paper. Please, Dr. Stoll, tell me if I'm making any mistakes here.
Here's the difference between the traditional approach and the new approach:
Let's say a person who has a few minor complaints that she is used to living with suddenly develops psoriasis, which finally prompts her to go to a doctor. She goes to a traditional doctor who asks if she's been under stress. Upon confirmation, s/he'll tell her that this is usually a result of stress, s/he'll give her a topical cream and maybe a tranquilizer and tell her to get more sleep and try to relax.
If she goes to an naturopath, s/he'll also ask if she's been under stress, then explain what happens: All stress gets stored in the hypothalamus and if there is no release it gets overloaded. At that point several things can happen. Most significantly, it can release hormones which inhibit enzymes in the gut, which break down food.
If the food isn't properly broken down, it can ferment and attract bacteria, parasites and yeast. Peristalsis (the wavelike movement of the intestines) gets paralyzed or overstimulated, so constipation or diarrhea can result. The junk inside the gut attracts bad bacteria, implanting and making less room for the beneficial flora that's needed for proper breakdown of food and intestinal function. The bad flora in turn starts attacking the intestinal wall, making it porous. If this continues to happen people develop LGS (Leaky Gut Syndrome). The LGS in turn gives rise to more imbalances within the intestines, a vicious circle, which causes CHRONIC diarrhea or CHRONIC constipation or IBS (definition of IBS: an elimination problem that a traditional doctor can't explain). The food particles go into the blood stream and the immune system gets activated, trying to attack these intruders. That gives rise to food allergies in a person who has never had them before. The overactive immune system triggers environmental allergies (hay fever, chemical sensitivities,) then more and more food allergies to anything you eat a lot of. This can cause various health problems that you overlook. An improper immune system which is attacking non-threatening agents weakens the whole body, and even goes through the blood stream back up into the brain, causing brain fog, depression and memory loss, less immunity to impurities in food and water (we should all be able to drink polluted water, and parasites shouldn't make us sick). So among too many things to mention, people can get acne, ciliac disease, arthritis and depression, (which makes the hypocamus, the center of learning and memory smaller and results in memory loss). It can cause tense muscles, high blood pressure, headaches, digestive disorders, toenail fungus (which is part of candida related syndrome) and sinusitis, etc. and of course, psoriasis. Stress or a long dose of antibiotics can be what upsets the intestional flora, resulting in all these problems.
So you have to heal the intestinal wall by eliminating the foods you're temporarily allergic to, eliminating sugar which feeds parasites and yeast, and eliminating as many environmental toxins as you can, and you have to take probiotics and parasite or yeast killers and drink plenty of purified water and do SR. After several months of this, the intestinal wall starts healing up and the sensitivities start going away. Then you can reintroduce the foods slowly one by one; you must keep up a maintenance dose of the probiotics, and continue to meditate. Meditation rids the hypothalimus of the stress, which is a concrete thing that gets stored there.

The problem is that too many doctors don't do enough research to realize that there is a root cause to so many seemingly unconnected problems, and if you get rid of the stress, you have done the first thing toward getting rid of LGS.
So you can see how important it is to have a proper intestinal balance! We all know, and most doctors will say that stress can cause some of these problems. But the problem is that they skip quite a few steps and don't tell you TECHNICALLY how stress can weaken every function in the whole body. It's fair to say that stress is probably the root trigger in almost all the body's ills. From everything I've read, to prevent or to counteract the health problems, people should meditate in a way that gets their mind in an alpha state (something I don't yet know how to do) because that's the best way to relieve stress and prevent or reverse all these awful problems. Positive visualization is important if you have a bad health problem that needs reversing, which explains why so many people with cancer have shrunk and/or eliminated their tumors that way.
I'm sorry that this post is so long, but I just wanted to make sure I understand this correctly, and I also wanted to summarize this in writing for people I know who have some of the above problems and whom I suspect have LGS. But I want to have it right, so please tell me if my understanding of this dynamic is incorrect. I thank Dr. Stoll and every member of this bulletin board (or almost every member!) for contributing to my knowledge and helping me understand so much about the human body. Every day I read the BB I realize how much I have yet to learn.



Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by Barbara on October 03, 2001 at 15:56:28:

In Reply to: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by W on October 03, 2001 at 14:07:05:

What I learned on this board and I'd like to contribute to your summary is that stress isn't always...working too hard, or having kids screaming or not having enough money to pay the bills. That's what I always thought of as stress. Thanks to this board, I have a much better understanding of exactly what stress is and where it can come from.



Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by sk on October 03, 2001 at 17:09:22:

In Reply to: Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by Barbara on October 03, 2001 at 15:56:28:

First of all, I learned a lot from the summary that W submitted, and wanted to THANK YOU for that. I saw myself in a lot of what you described.

Secondly, Barbara, I think what you are saying, as I believe, there are good stressors and bad stressors. Its all in how you perceive them, and if you perceive them as "bad" they will contribute to the condition. If you perceive them as "healthy" - eg a hectic job, a busy schedule, too many friends to keep up with etc. - then they can be good and wont contribute to the stress response.

am I way off base here or ????

Great summary W!

Sk



Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by sk on October 03, 2001 at 17:15:49:

In Reply to: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by W on October 03, 2001 at 14:07:05:

W-
AWESOME! Thanks for sharing that with all of us!

Question for you in your research......

what happens if you are on a long term dose of antibiotics to cure something that originally caused the stress? What is the key here? I am in that situation and am beside myself not knowing what to do.

thanks for any info....

Sk

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Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by sk on October 03, 2001 at 17:16:23:

In Reply to: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by W on October 03, 2001 at 14:07:05:

W-
AWESOME! Thanks for sharing that with all of us!

Question for you in your research......

what happens if you are on a long term dose of antibiotics to cure something that originally caused the stress? What is the key here? I am in that situation and am beside myself not knowing what to do.

thanks for any info....

Sk



Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by Beth E. on October 03, 2001 at 22:46:53:

In Reply to: Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by sk on October 03, 2001 at 17:09:22:

I think I can speak for Barbara when I say, yes, you are off here. What she means is that Walt says that only 10% of our stressors are the kind you can identify. The remaining 90% of them are physical stressors that we probably aren't aware of. Things like microwaves, electromagentic fields, chemicals in the air and water, etc. Here's the description of stress in the glossary so you can get a better understanding.



Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by sk on October 04, 2001 at 07:30:55:

In Reply to: Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by Beth E. on October 03, 2001 at 22:46:53:

Thanks Beth!

It is so helpful to have other people's thoughts and opinions on this BB. thanks for taking the time to consider mine!

sk

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Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 04, 2001 at 08:46:22:

In Reply to: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by W on October 03, 2001 at 14:07:05:

Thanks, W!

Pretty good summary. If only everyone understood this much. There is a lot being learned every month about this process that one almost has to become a student of the process to keep up with it.

By the way, what the allopanthc monopoly is now practicing is "CONVENTIONAL" medicine, not "TRADITIONAL". One of my pet peeves...

Namaste`

Walt



Re: Dr. Stoll: I'm so sorry - I meant CONVENTIONAL!

Posted by W on October 04, 2001 at 09:54:43:

In Reply to: Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic (Archive in LGS.) posted by Walt Stoll on October 04, 2001 at 08:46:22:

Dr. Stoll,
Thank you for your response. I'm sorry I used the word traditional instead of conventional!
I also thought that it was important for you to know that you help people that aren't even on this bulletin board. I told a friend who has some sons who have certain health problems that they should try going to the same chiropractor/naturopath that we go to. Their new doctor suspects that one of the sons has candida, which would explain many ailments including depression. This normally critical and non-reacting teenager was extremely impressed by his examination, the doctor's approach, information and preliminary diagnosis, which will be followed up with tests. This would never have happened if I hadn't started taking my child to a naturopath as a result of reading this BB where I learned so much from you and others about different approaches to treating health problems. It's great to share what I've learned with others and I can't thank you enough!



For sk

Posted by W on October 04, 2001 at 09:59:51:

In Reply to: Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by sk on October 03, 2001 at 17:16:23:

THank you, sk for your reply.
I must refer you to Dr. Stoll. I'm still learning and he'd be the best one to advise you!
Hope you find out what you need to know and feel better.

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Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic

Posted by Barbara on October 04, 2001 at 16:52:34:

In Reply to: Re: An attempt to summarize what I've learned about the LGS dynamic posted by Beth E. on October 03, 2001 at 22:46:53:

Yep that's what I meant

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Re: Dr. Stoll: I'm so sorry - I meant CONVENTIONAL!

Posted by Walt Stoll on October 05, 2001 at 10:12:59:

In Reply to: Re: Dr. Stoll: I'm so sorry - I meant CONVENTIONAL! posted by W on October 04, 2001 at 09:54:43:

Thanks, W.

I am reassured!

Namaste`

Walt

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