Most of us do not recognize the degree to which digestive problems can wreak havoc in the entire body, leading to allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disease, rashes, acne, chronic fatigue, mood disorders, autism, dementia, cancer, and more. So having a healthy gut means more than simply being free of annoyances like bloating or heartburn; it is absolutely central to your health. Your gut is connected to everything that happens in your body. That is why Functional Medicine almost always starts helping people treat chronic health problems by fixing their gut.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I talk to Dr. Elroy Vojdani about why the gut is so heavily involved in immune regulation, how leaky gut (also known as intestinal permeability) happens, and what to do about it.
Dr. Vojdani is the founder of Re-genera Medical, a boutique Functional Medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. Dr. V began his career as an interventional radiologist, diagnosing and treating complex, late-stage cancers and other extremely debilitating diseases. While this experience gave him unique insights into hospital-based medicine, his desire to stop disease before it reached the point of becoming a chronic illness remained at the core of his desire to practice medicine. Today, he continues in his father’s footsteps–pioneering to find answers to medical conditions that go undiagnosed and untreated.
Dr. Vojdani has coauthored over 20 articles in the scientific literature and continues in an integral role in research related to autoimmune, neurodegenerative, and autoinflammatory conditions. He is the author of When Food Bites Back: Taking Control of Autoimmune Disease and the coauthor of a medical textbook entitled Food Associated Autoimmunity.
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For more on Dr. Elroy Vojdani, follow him on Instagram @regeneramedical, Facebook @regeneramedical, Twitter @regeneramedical, YouTube @elroyvojdani, and through his website, regeneramedical.com. Get his book, When Food Bites Back: Taking Control of Autoimmune Disease, here.
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