In this lecture, Dr. Michael Klaper discusses the critical importance of gut bacteria, lists diseases and conditions that can be caused by “leaky gut syndrome,” and details how to cure it.
How do you know if you have a leaky gut? What is an Intestinal Permeability Test? What should you do if you have a leaky gut? How can you repair gut integrity and the barrier function? How long does it normally take?
Dr. Klaper answers these questions. He talks about the difference between eating sugar as a flavoring versus eating sugar as food, explains what happens when you kill off “good” bacteria in your body, and how to defend yourself against “modern life’s assault on friendly intestinal bacteria.”
Dr. Klaper says, “In any complex natural system, you can’t do just one thing.” He reminds us that everything is connected and that what we do have repercussions and consequences.
“Leaky Gut” may underlie dozens of serious medical conditions – from acne to autism and AIDS to autoimmune arthritis – and it affects far more of our population than is realized, which is why its clinical importance is being acknowledged. Dr. Michael Klaper, a practicing physician for more than 40 years, says the causes of “leaky gut” are dietary and environmental.
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I forgot to mention that I obviously do have serious health issues , i'm on disability for my heart , which has been in atrial fibrillation for about four years.. my doctor wants me on a pile of heart medication and high blood pressure medication , but I don't take any of it.. I just drink massive amounts of my homemade heart tonic which is cayenne , habanero and Hawthorne berry. Believe it or not I don't have diabetes, but the heart is in bad shape. I also was hospitalized three years ago for pleural effusion , and I still feel a kind of bubbly activity going on the left side of my chest 3 years later... anyways , I could go on with a few more health problems but I sure didn't intend for this to be this long.. sorry... Anyways , I guess back to my original question was how long should I water fast for... thnx =)
Hi from Alaska.. I am a 51-year-old male , 6'3" and I'm extremely morbid obese , about 600 lb. ( six hundred ) i'm three days in on a water fast , and I'm wondering how long I should continue. I watched a video on autophagy which blew me away and inspired me to start the water fast . I'm getting mixed results on my research on how long I should water fast for. I'm an extreme example of being overweight, so I'm not sure how long to go. I fully realize I have to get this weight off or I won't be around much longer =(
I have no thyroid after thyroid cancer and am on 175 mcg of Thyroid replacement hormone every day. Can I do a water fast normally? I would imagine the drugs would be potentiated; yet I cannot stop taking the medication.
Many thanks Doc for this easily 'digestible' info it really is a life changer..
Some say that there is supporting evidence in the human species that the endogenous production of vitamin C was traded off for a much more complete DNA repair that occurred during more extended durations of natural food shortage. This adaption was not only attributable to the prevailing environment that was so rich in Vitamin C containing food sources we didn't need to make it ourselves. It seems as if it was a selective trait that enabled humans to survive and live longer in a changing climate.
Might come in handy again soon :)
I did a 10-day water fast at home and on the 4th day I started to feel nausea/heartburn only in the afternoon hours for each day until the end of the fast. I think maybe because of my poor diet before the fast. (I guess it would be wiser to start a Raw Vegan diet two weeks before).
After the fast I lost 10 kg and had very little appetite (which is normal I assume) so I could live on one/two apples a day.
may i ask anyone of you who has experienced with water fasting with time period : 10 days. i am currently 1 meal a day for a few years and i wanted to try this water fasting for 1 or 2 weeks. do you think it's easy or hard for me to adapt to it? i've never fast for this long, but once i got sick and fast for 2 days and i feel absolutely great. so i really want to try this water fasting for at least 1 week, or go for 2 weeks if i can. so i hope to get some guidance from those who has experienced. thank you in advance.
I feel like reducing the fiber by removing the juice from the plant instead of eating the plant whole is a problem. In an extended fast situation I could see where maybe fibre may be reintroduced slowly. I don’t agree on the chicken, olive oil portion but I think I’ll research it prior to making a final decision. It does make sense to introduce densely packed vegetables with vitamins and minerals prior to a heavy meal like beef
I love Dr Klaper but he just said its not expensive to stay at True North. Maybe on a doctors bank balance, but for the average person staying for any length of time is not affordable :( I would love to come and have a supervised water fast but there is absolutely no way I could afford to.
daniel craft that's too much toxicity when one has kidney failure which is a state of acidosis in the body, so when you fast your body is releasing toxins at first and you go through a healing crisis (side effects of cleaning out toxins and this can overload the liver, kidneys, etc) it can be dangerous for serious conditions like that so cleansing slowly is a better option to detoxify in a less aggressive way before going on a more extreme fast like that, which is okay once a person has healthy functioning organs (and they aren't emaciated or in a weakened state).
I agree with fasting being the solution to health. Getting away from the 24/7 snacking and eating. Just like our bodies were designed for periods of sleep, we need periods of not eating. If you can prove vegetarians live longer, I'll be the first to jump on board. So far vegetarianism is just a thought.
I'm not vegan but I eat like one....I'm not against eating meat at all I just prefer how I feel when I eat alot of fruit and veg and once u start eating alot of fruit and veg your body starts to crave it and it just becomes a natural want or it was for me I'm really interested in trying a water fast to see what effect that has on my body
+Krishel Francis I have seen theese b4 and tried to tell myself they are not parasites.. Thank u for sharing it will help keep me focused. I havent started the fast yet im trying to decide if i can work threw it. how were you feeling physically on day 5? think i can do a desk mechanical job during a 5 day fast?
+Smileeen They're long, stringy, & white. Literally like small soil worms. I've never expelled live ones...mine are always dead and throughout my stool. I'm currently watermelon juicing in the evening, no solid food past 2p, for the past 2 wk's. No worms expelled, but my sinuses run...(expelling mucus). Healing.
Xin intermittent. Moving into fresh watermelon juicing/ water for the next few days. I'm turning 50 and I drive semi trucks, very physical work...so fasting mostly, but incorporating meals here & there helps maintain my energy level. Eliminating a lot of mucus still, basically been intermittently fasting for past 30 days now, planning to go a couple of more months.
Hi Dr. Klaper I just have one question, can I still smoke cigar while water fasting ? I just wondering while cigar smoking does not do inhaling it my not break my fast, I'm looking forward for your response thank you
Edwin Conde That's common sense. The point of fasting and cleanse is to detoxify the body. Cigars are toxic even if you're not inhaling, you are breathing this toxic air. It will not support healing. Sounds like you're addicted and the fast helps break addictions and cravings too.
I like Dr. Klaper. But the word "natural" is used too much. Nightshade is natural. What I want to know is whether or not an intervention (e.g. smoothie, juice) is beneficial or not. Noone defines "natural" It's a weasel word without much meaning.
Day 6 so far of water fast :D don't know yet how long I will continue but I was thinking a minimum of 10-12 days up to 21 maximum since I don't want too much of bad impact of my training program (cycling) :)
Love Dr. Klaper. I forget sometimes that I had chronic bronchitis. Felt like I was going to die. After finally getting honest with myself over dairy. Bronchitis gone. It was the one thing I'd keep going back to. Just the other day, I had the ice cream and cheese train go through my brain and, remembered that I'm well now and don't want to go back to that misery and, maybe die from it. My sister just died from this very thing. Might not have another recovery in me, so I try to remember what it did to me and, not just what I think it did for me. Thanks Dr. Klaper... You and your colleagues have save me. I never did the water fasting but next best thing. Vegis only and lots of water. Lost 80 lbs.
I can't comment on you, but his head is just fine for size. I think his shirt makes him look bigger in the body than he probably is. He looks very thin and wiry, but the shirt looks over-sized and baggy - too big. Maybe it was left behind by someone who fasted down from a huge size?
Thank you for your concern, I appreciate that. Not intending to give up on fasting at all. I'm actually on day 3 of my second juice fast and will continue with this until my BP is low enough to stop the diuretic I'm on and then I'll go back to water fasting. I find it a lot easier and a lot less stressful being on a juice fast than a water fast right now anyway.
GizmoPress NZ Sure your, and most puppet GP's were taught by big pharmacy, so they have no choice but to roll their eyes. Before Carnegie and Rockefeller created pharmacy, and demonized homeopathic medicine, it was common for people to fast, and get better, when they were sick. Not just that but they had actual doctors who used what's in nature to educate their patients on how to use nature to heal their body. From my experience, and what I've heard from others, beginning fasting with a 7 day fast right off the hop isn't wise for everyone, especially those who have more serious health issues. Easing into training the body to fast is sagacious. Many people begin with intermittent fasting, then go a full day, two days, three days, and so on. Being mindful of what is eaten when breaking a fast, regardless of time is vital. Some people break their fast, and then eat anything and everything in sight. Obviously the wrong approach. If you have a specific health concern going into the fasting journey, I'd recommend researching homeopathic care, so you'll have a guide to know what to feed while not fasting, and of course, listen to your body as you fast. If you plan on a two day fast, to begin with, for example, and your body is having abnormal experiences (verses what's normal experiences during fasting), end your fast. Fasting is beneficial as a long run and doesn't have to be a sprint. Go slow, take it easy, and rest when you need to. Fasting isn't complicated. People just make it that way. There's many great YouTube videos for information and support. Don't give up, and definitely don't think pharmaceutical puppets are the only place you can go for help. I wish you wellness. 😀
I don't know, my GP just rolls her eyes when I mention fasting and I don't know how to find someone here in NZ who's open to fasting. Last time I fasted for 7 days my BP went through the roof (which is what I was trying to cure through fasting) and it turned out that my potassium was already low and the fasting took it over the edge... So yeah, some of us would benefit from supervised fasting where people check your stats and whatever.
I was on my 7th day of water fasting and went to the ER for vomiting and diarrhea. The Dr. said that my Ketone level was really high to the point of ketoacidosis and my sodium level was very low. I want to water fast again but I don't want this to happen again. I have done them in the past and didn't have a problem. I think either 1 I was drinking water to fast or 2 I was doing to many salt water flushes. I was also supplementing Himalayan salt in all the water I was drinking.
Good question. Did you find any answer to this?
BTW, distilled water usually has a low pH (around 5.9-6.5), which is slightly acidic. I've tested bottled distilled water to be at 5.9-6.0. Apparently, alkaline water decreases LDL-cholesterol levels and fasting serum glucose concentration (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/alkaline-water-a-scam/)
Kyani Independent Distributor can't I run/workout on waterfast?
What if I go to bed very late, is it the reason I'm so tired when I'm fasting? And if you have bad sleep then maybe it's enough 36 hours, or I can anyway do 3 days? On my day 2 and feeling so tired.
David 2cu toxins!!! Just because you eat fairly healthy and exercise doesn’t mean you’re healthy. You quickly find that out during fasting when your body begins to detox, breakdown, repair, and heal. Water Fasting along with resting, is the best and only efficient way that allows the body to detox and heal properly. What you were feeling, are symptoms of detoxification.
From what I understand there haven’t been long term trials of Ketogenic diets on large groups. The risk would be if 10 or 20 years or more down the track it was found the have serious health consequences
az stuff hey, I'm still learning too.
There are plenty of people writing articles in favor of the supposed benefits of low carb/keto. Check out these blog posts from a cpl Drs who are not in favor of it:
az stuff that's *one* study that says it's a long term study but it really isn't. Long term is years, not months. Were the test subjects put on a calorie restricted keto diet? If so then it makes sense that they would lose weight and improve their numbers, but that isn't sustainable *long term*
Secondly, those people were more than likely eating a very poor diet before the study, and I can say that because we know people don't become obese eating even a moderately healthy diet. A dramatic departure from a crappy diet will produce health improvements.
Look I'm not arguing for or against it long term, which is why I phrased my initial comment the way I did. I know it's awesome for weightloss, but weightloss doesn't equal long term overall health.
because not everyone is made the same not everyone can fast the same. Some people can do it for a month, some only one day. Doctors need to check your potassium levels and hemoglobin, its dangerous if not supervised. But if you do it for a day you wont die.
Saved By Plants most plants benefit from bone and blood added to the ground when they are suffering. Where do you think this came from? Why do you think they benefit?
How did the blood get there, for us to realize that plants thrive and use some of those nutrients as well...
Well said, not to mention the abhorrent cruelty. Only an ignorant or apathetic selfish person consumes "products" that involve the torture and murder of innocent victims who don't want to die, who just want to be free to live their life like the ones consuming their secretions and dismembered body parts.
What's with the warning/disclaimer at the bottom of the video? You absolutely *should* disregard medical and professional advice! Your life depends on *your* responsibility! Go within and know that you *do* have all of the answers, and follow people who have no interest in making money off you and wish to share their experiences with you!
Hahaha it's alright! We all get emotional sometimes & there's no shame in being triggered, but it does impact on your capacity to comprehend these type of comments so I fully understand why you need to back out now. Take care!
"Your interest in informing the world can be a vastly different perspective than 52k people." Huh? I don't follow you there?
I would love to see a disclaimer like that in a video because:
a) it would be really, really funny.
b) as far as jokes go, it would be quite a clever one because you'd have to be paying attention to really notice what it says and not everyone reads disclaimers.
I visit doctors when I'm sick. If I had a car crash I have an ambulance membership that would deliver me to the nearest hospital. I have health insurance. I don't tell people to disregard medical knowledge. I do recognize that medical knowledge can serve other interests (i.e. pharmaceutical companies) and can be detrimental to people's health (remember when doctors used to recommend cigarettes?), but on the whole my view is that medical practitioners are in the industry to help people and for the most part they do a good job.
There's nothing I've said here that's inconsistent or any form of back-peddling. To me, judging by the language you used in your first comment, you seemed triggered by the disclaimer and that lead you to make a lot of incorrect assumptions about what I've expressed.
Your interest in informing the world can be a vastly different perspective than 52k people.
Additionally, your original comment was not pointing out the irony when you said this "I'd love it if just one video made a disclaimer like the one you wrote above!" indicating that you agreed with the idea of "You absolutely should disregard medical and professional advice!" Don't try to back-peddle out of this one. Saying that you think people shouldn't blindly follow something is a lot different than telling them to disregard the opinions.
Let's just be clear... I don't think all doctors are wrong or that they're out to get me or anyone else. My view is that we shouldn't blindly follow everything that the industry advises, particularly when there's so much conflicting information out there.
"Just because the doctors that you go and see may tell you advice you don't want to hear, doesn't mean that they're wrong." In the examples I gave the doctors were wrong and my letter of complaints were taken very seriously.
It's a massive assumption you've made to say that I "likely agree" with Michael Klaper on water fasting & claim cognitive dissonance when I actually haven't expressed a view on it either way. My original comment was just pointing out the irony of how these videos have disclaimers about consulting the industry and then the content often advises the opposite.
Also the fact that this video has 52k views right now should make it more likely to read someone's hospital experience with water fasting if that ever happened! Saying that they "won't consciously remember this video" too is a pretty big stretch! If I ended up in hospital I'd be fuming and looking up every water fasting video there was out there, especially from MDs with high profiles like Michael Klapper. I'd want the world to know the dangers & you'd see my comments everywhere!
The title of this video is misleading. No where does he talk about Leaky Gut. Sure, it's interesting and informative for water fasting and juice and smoothie intakes... But no where does he mention the corelation of liquid foods and leaky gut. Only briefly does he mention inflammatory responses...and that could be a melange of causes.
Most people will have impaired glucose metabolism for at least a few days after a water fast. The idea of giving them rapidly digestible carbs in the form of juice and fruit is beyond me. Likewise a so-called juice cleanse. Why don't I just assault my pancreas and blood with sky high inflammatory glucose and insulin for as long as I can stand it - but it's okay because I'll have lots of vitamins. Unbelievable.
Don't take my word for it. Buy an inexpensive blood glucose monitor and some test strips and test yourself after your water fast or juice cleanse ( cleanse indeed).
Break a fast with a low glycemic load and low fibre.
These guys are doctors and know what they are doing. Some docs do not, but these guys have done this for a long time and done lots of research and have had a lot of experience. What are your credentials?
Titan Army huh. I don't recall calorie restriction and fasting being practices found across Blue Zone communities. Frequent, moderate exercise, and eating a diet centered around whole plant foods, however, are practices across every Blue Zone.
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