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[Natural Health Secrets] Episode 57: 7 Main Food Additives That Trigger Gut Damage 2

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Remove foods that damage your gut

Processed foods may seem like a cheap and easy fix, especially when you’re pressed for time. However, mounting research shows some of the most common additives impact the intestines in a way that promotes the development of autoimmune condition symptoms. So if you’re dealing with inflammatory condition, skin issues, brain fog or other autoimmune condition issues, it’s time to pay attention to processed food ingredients you are consuming.
It’s essential to remove allergens and inflammatory foods such as:

1)  Un-sprouted grains,
2) Added sugar,
3) GMOs,
4) Refined oils,
5) Synthetic food additives,
6) Conventional dairy products,
7) Eliminate chlorine, fluoride from tap water (use good filter),
8) Pesticides (from food and other household products),
9) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (medications that relieve or reduce pain – NSAIDs and antibiotics).

But remember to always consult with your physician if he or she has prescribed these for you. Research evidence, Published in Autoimmunity Reviews, that processed foods weaken the intestine’s resistance to bacteria, toxins and other hostile nutritional and not nutritional elements. This increases the risk of autoimmune conditions.

According to the study the 7 main Food Additives that Trigger Gut Damage are:

1. “Meat Glue” – known as microbial transglutaminase, often used in imitation crab meat and to improve the texture in meats like ham and surimi. It is sometimes called TG enzyme.

2. Sugars – Glucose was found to increase gut permeability and produce changes in the distribution of the main protein of the tight junction in the human cell line Caco-2, indicating intercellular leakage.

3. Sodium – A high-salt diet affects your heart and can actually impact your innate immune system, causing macrophage dysfunction. Salt is necessary but should be used in moderation. I recommend using natural sea or Himalayan pink salt.

4. Emulsifiers – common food additives are tied to colon condition. Emulsifiers like polylobate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose (often known as cellulose gum) are linked to metabolic dysfunction, obesity and inflammatory bowel condition.

Emulsifiers disturb healthy levels of intestinal bacteria, triggering chronic, low-level inflammation that promotes colorectal condition and leaky gut.

5. Organic Acids – Specifically, alcohol and its metabolites impair the junction barriers that need to prevent leaky gut. Researchers say acetaldehyde, is a contributing factor to leaky gut.

6. Gluten – Researchers noticed increased gut permeability when immune cells are exposed to gliadin that is a class of proteins in wheat and are a component of gluten.

7. Nanometric particles – They can behave in unexpected ways once inside human cells.

So why are we using them in food? Nanomaterials improve the taste, color, look, uniformity and texture of foods. Nanomaterials are also used in food packaging to help bottled beverages prevent CO2 loss. Silver nanoparticles are also embedded in plastic to kill bacteria. Titanium dioxide is the most common nanoparticle in food. But these nanoparticles are also linked to DNA and cell damage, so I avoid them at all costs.

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  1. I’m curious about the gums — guar gum, xanthan gum and the like. I’ve heard that they can cause digestive problems, but I’m not sure if that’s true or not.

    1. Hi, Cassandra. A great question and topic. We will answer your question in the next few episodes.

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