Gut Health, Diet, Intestinal Health, Leaky Gut and Beta-Glucuronidase

Posted by mjay @mjay, Oct 16 12:43pm

Hello,
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.

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I recommend David Servin=Schrieber's "Anti-Cancer", which, though not specifically about these issues, lays out an incredible amount of information about diet and its impact on cancer diagnosis and recurrence. It is also beautifully written. As a former high school English teacher and journalist, I love the way he writes.

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@mjay
Out of curiosity, following your initial stool analysis indicating a high-level of beta-glucuronidase, did you get a colonoscopy and mammogram? Did the colonoscopy indicate any worrisome polyps or abnormal tissue?

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I did not have a colonscopy after learning of the high beta-glucuronidase, but recently I had one and I had two polyps that were benign but could turn cancerous. I have mammograms and ultrasounds annually and had them a couple months before the stool analysis and they saw nothing and I had another set the following year I found a lump approx. six months after the second mammo/US. I have questions whether or not something was missed as it was lobular and as such trickier to detect.

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This is key to overall health especially cancer! Thank you for posting this. I am also of the mindset that our health starts in our gut.

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