Food sensitivity testing
Your gastrointestinal system is interconnected with the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Addressing disturbances within the GI tract is part of the larger strategy of assisting clients through the NEI Supersystem©.
Review of the Major Players in Intestinal Hyper-Permeability
Disturbances in the GI Tract Can lead to:
The break down of the protective intestinal barrier.
Transmigration of gut lumen and microbiota contents into the lamina propria.
Activation of gut associated immunity including: antigen presenting cells activation, T-lymphocyte activation, pro-inflammatory cytokine release, and the production of antibodies.
Chronically elevated pro-inflammatory cytokine levels interfering with endocrine, nervous, and immune system functioning.
The excessive release of the neurotransmitter glutamate from maturing dendritic cells.
Barriers of Protection
Epithelial: a single cell layer composed of epithelial cells including goblet, enteroendocrine, and microfold (M) cells held together and forming a semi-permeable membrane by tight junctions.
Mucous: secreted by goblet cells acts like a molecular sieve keeping large molecules away from the epithelial barrier. Mucous buffers acids, provides a surface and nutrition for the microbiota/ symbiotic bacteria.
Microbiota: diverse microorganisms that inhabit the surface of the mucous layer. Symbiotic bacteria influence nutrition, immunity, and prevent pathogenic colonization.