Neuroendocrine & GI Integration – GI Markers

Kalish Institute

GI MARKERS

Overgrowth can be caused by: Food allergies, use of NSAIDS, chronic antibiotic use, prescription drug use, and widespread use of antacids. Symptoms may include: Diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, GI disturbances, abdominal pain, headaches, joint pain, food intolerances, increased oxidative stress, detoxification overload, and a host of nutrient deficiencies. Intervention: Identify and eliminate all reactive foods, identify and eliminate all infections. Supplement with digestive enzymes, broad spectrum probiotics and hydrochloric acid, if indicated. Gut rebuilding supplements will be required. (L glutamine, Zinc Carnosine)  

INTESTINAL BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH GI MARKER: BENZOATE

High Benzoate: is a toxic byproduct of phenylalanine
  • Inadequate conversion to hippurate
  • Intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Excessive intake of pickles, cranberry juice & lunch meats
  • Malabsorption of phenylalanine
  • Low HCL
  • Inefficient detoxification capacity
  • Decrease sugar add glycine (3mg/d), B5 (500mg/d) and pre and probiotics

BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH GI MARKER: HIPPURATE

High Hippurate:
  • Excessive intake of pickles, cranberry juice and lunch meat
  • Malabsorption of phenylalanine (an essential amino acid and precursor for tyrosine)
  • Abnormal overgrowth of unfavorable flora in the intestines
  • Decrease sugar add pre and probiotic

BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH GI MARKER: PHENYLACETATE

High Phenylacetate: is a byproduct of anaerobic bacteria
  • Malabsorption of phenylalanine
  • Low HCL
High Phenylacetate Intervention:
  • Decrease sugar add pre and probiotic may require antibiotics or herbs

Dr. Dan Kalish

Dr. Daniel Kalish is dedicated to teaching doctors Functional Medicine philosophy and practices. Through The Kalish Institute’s educational programs he has trained over 1,000 practitioners worldwide in The Kalish Method which solves patient challenges through a proven lab based approach.

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