Your Adrenal Fix Podcast #6: How To Solve Your Adrenal Fatigue By Fixing Your Gut

What We Are Going To Cover

  • Why H pylori, gut infections and adrenal fatigue is a two way street, each contributing to each other, and both requiring a specific protocol for adrenal fatigue recover
  • The 6 common problems in the gut, that leads to your chronic inflammation, and burnt out adrenal glands
  • The 3-step process to rebuilding your adrenal glands gut health (and break the vicious cycle)
  • One supplement you’ve probably NEVER taken, and the two others that it is paired up with that your Doctors probably haven’t recommended, that can change your “adrenal fatigue” and gut health situation right now
  • Why H pylori, gut infections and adrenal fatigue is a two way street, each contributing to each other, and both requiring a specific protocol for adrenal fatigue recover

Human Microbiome Project

5yr/ $140 million effort to study and explore how the trillions of microscopic organisms in our bodies affect our health. Total microbial cells found in association with humans may exceed the total number of cells making up the human body by a factor of 10:1. The total number of genes associated with the human microbiome could exceed the total number of human genes by a factor of 100:1. Organisms found include bacteria, yeast, protozoa, parasites, viruses and bacteriophages.

  • 100 trillion bacteria
  • At least 1,000 different species
  • Early disruption of gut flora affects later immune function causing potential allergies and autoimmunity
  • Good flora protects us from pathogens
  • Aids with digestion of carbohydrates and fiber to form SCFA which in turn fuels enterocytes

MUCOSAL BARRIER FUNCTION

Mucous membranes comprise the primary interface between 
 the external environment and the internal environment of the 
 body. Most absorption of nutrients AND toxins occurs across 
 mucous membranes Most pathogens enter the body 
 by binding to and penetrating 
 mucous membranes.

THE THREE MAIN INITIATORS OF ILLNESS

Emotional stress: How we perceive an event, rather than the event itself, is most important in generating a stress response. Dietary stress: Simple carbohydrate ingestion leads to rapid elevations in blood sugar which ultimately leads to ‘up & down’ dysregulation via insulin and cortisol responses. Pain & hidden inflammation:Pathogens in the gut (e.g. parasites, bacteria, fungus) are often sources of hidden inflammation. Secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA): a mucous membrane surface antibody produced by immunocytes in mucous membranes

SIgA provides first physical barrier of defense protecting against pathogens (parasites, bacteria, yeast)

Learn how chronic stress affects cortisol

  1. levels and SIgA (Secretory Immunoglubulin A), 
leading to GI problems
  2. Breakdown of the first defense leads to chronic stress
  3. More likely to have/acquire an infection, pathogen, or microbial infiltration. Learn more about the relationship between H pylori infections and adrenal fatigue by clicking here.

Helicobacter Pylori:
Stress: Causes damage to stomach lining and reduces SIgA. Common in patients with heartburn, GERD,

Common H. Pylori symptoms

  • Upper Abdominal Pain Heartburn/Reflux
  • Gastritis
  • Indigestion
  • Duodenal/Peptic Ulcers
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Belching
  • Easily acquired infection, leads to increased risk of ulcers and
  • stomach cancer
  •  Acquired from food
  •  Acquired from kissing
  • Bacterium most often enters body through uncooked foods
  • One study documented 1/3 of cases through saliva/kissing
  • Has been obtained from oral cavity as well as vaginal 
and prostate fluids
  • Likelihood of infection is equal to a person’s age 
whether symptomatic or not
  • 80% of individuals infected with the bacterium are asymptomatic, and it may play an important role in the natural stomach ecology.[3]
  • More than 50% of the world’s population harbor H. pylori in their upper gastrointestinal tract. Infection is more prevalent in developing countries, and incidence is decreasing in Western countries

The 6 common problems in the gut, that leads to your chronic inflammation, and adrenal fatigue:

  1. The link between stress and reduced SIgA, meant it was more then just an infectious process (1982 by Australian scientists Barry Marshall and Robin Warren)
  2. The fact that up to 85% of people infected with H. pylori never experience symptoms or complications*
  3. With a decreased ability to secrete stomach acid is the paradoxical symptoms of heartburn and GERD.
  4. When you have decreased ability to disinfect your food, you have more like a chance to have other gut infections.
  5. With increased inflammation, intestinal permeability develops. That is, leakiness of the gut, which predisposes you to food sensitivities.
  6. With increased inflammation in the gut, you are less likely to absorb vital nutrients. Leading to nutrient deficiencies.

The 3-step process to rebuilding your adrenal glands gut health (and break the vicious cycle)

  1. Cause: Stress, Emotional, Dietary, Inflammation, Reduce Adrenal Stress/Cortisol Release, impact SIgA
  2. Gastrointestinal Repair, Test for H. pylori – PCR/stool antigen/ blood antibodies, Eliminate pathogen
    • Replace healthy bacteria
    • Retest to verify bugs gone and probiotics have recolonized
    • Repair leaky gut
  3. Detox System: Nutrient Depletion, Genetic Weak-links, Holistic Detox methods

One supplement you’ve probably NEVER taken, and the two others that it is paired up with that your Doctors probably haven’t recommended, that can change your “adrenal fatigue” and gut health situation right now


  • Mastica Gum, Slippery Elm, DGL
  • Probiotics: multi-strain, high potency
  • GI Repair powder– Glutamine plus herbal support

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