Gut Health, Diet, Intestinal Health, Leaky Gut and Beta-Glucuronidase
I have been doing a lot of reading/studying, and have come to realize more than ever that diet and gut health are key to getting toxins out of the body that may be involved in creating cancer. I have been dealing with gut issues approx. 3 years now and was seeking help from functional medical doctors who help search for the root cause, rather than prescribing a pill to hide the symptoms. My stool analysis indicated a high level of beta-glucuronidase, which is a marker that indicates you may be susceptible to increased chance of colon or breast cancer. Lo and behold, I was diagnosed with cancer 1.5 years after this test and my gut was still not improved. I've more recently learned that the beta-glucuronidase marker increases when the detoxification pathways of the liver are not removing toxins/pathogens but rather recirculating the toxins through the body. This can happen as a result of gut dysbiosis caused by antibiotics, NSAIDs, etc. I had reflux and SIBO and Leaky Gut and some other issues I'm still dealing with in my gut that have yet to be addressed, but I think I've made a bit of a breakthrough in this discovery that diet and gut health and detoxing the liver are so important in possibly preventing cancer and/or its return. I want to put this out there for anyone who may be helped. I don't have all the answers yet as there is so much info out there, but I am searching feverishly for more answers. In the meantime, keeping your liver healthy through proper "liver healthy" diet and detoxing as necessary might be helpful.