Do you eat all the right foods but still struggle with health concerns? Do you feel like your health recovery is characterized by forward progress, followed by inevitable setbacks? Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan explains in detail what he believes is the “ground zero” of most health disorders: a weakened mucosa layer between the skin and the cellular lining. When the mucosa layer is defective, it becomes permeable, allowing toxins into our system that wreak havoc with our health. And some of these toxins are found even in the very food we eat!
When our bodies are invaded in this way, it naturally elicits an inflammatory response. And inflammation, as we know, is associated with autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses. From his studies, Kiran is convinced that many conditions that present quite differently—such as heart disease, arthritis, Hashimoto’s and Alzheimer’s, for example—stem from the root issue of a weak mucosa layer.
In today’s episode, Kiran reveals not only the problem but the solution: how to strengthen our body’s defense systems by increasing microbial activity in the mucosa layer. This episode is a great resource for anyone who has an inflammatory condition or knows someone who is struggling with one!
- Why the mucosa layer is key to immunity and good health
- How microbes in the mucosal layer can prevent systemic immune activation
- Why inflammation accompanies illness
- How the very act of eating can be toxic to our systems (and this is especially true if we eating processed, “modern” foods)
- How a toxin called LPS can penetrate the mucosal layer
- Why people recovering from chronic illness often take two steps forward and one step back
- What disrupts our microbiome—including preservatives, curing agents, chlorine, sugar, and oxidized fats
- How gut bacteria can regenerate soldier cells that have been damaged
- Why spore-forming probiotics were designed by nature to protect our systems
Kiran’s talk at the AutismOne conference, May 2016
Kiran recommends the “Just Thrive” probiotics that contain live spores. The NIH Common Fund Human Microbiome Project (HMP) was established with the mission of generating research resources enabling comprehensive characterization of the human microbiota and analysis of their role in human health and disease. https://commonfund.nih.gov/hmp/overview