Metabolic Code® TRIAD 2™
TRIAD 2: Resiliency
(Gut, Immune, Brain)
(Gut, Immune, Brain)
This TRIAD is comprised of the digestive tract, immune system, and the central nervous system. Together, these intelligent body systems make moment-to-moment decisions in regards to absorption and assimilation, and setting critical boundaries physically, immunologically, and psychically.
When TRIAD 2 is normal, the person feels organized and secure within themselves and their environment. When these systems are out of balance, the person can become jumbled and unpredictable.
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GUT | Gastrointestinal Tract
The gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract or GUT) consists of a hollow muscular tube starting from the oral cavity, where food enters the mouth, continuing through the pharynx, esophagus, stomach and intestines to the rectum and anus, where food is expelled. The gut is involved in the breakdown and resorption of food nutrients. The gut is also the largest organ of the immune system. We focus on the intestines and the stomach with the effects of imbalances in these organs.
Damage to the gut lining can lead to a host of health problems. There is a complex balance that exists between the probiotic flora and the immune system, the gut and liver. Any disruption in your normal gut function, through environmental stressors (such as heavy metals and chemical preservatives), poor dietary habits (such as diets high in carbohydrates, refined sugars, and high fructose corn syrup), food allergies, drug therapies (including NSAIDs, steroids, antibiotics), and chronic stress result in the loss of the counter-inflammatory flora balance and can easily lead to uncontrolled inflammation.
Food and bacterial proteins can act together to damage the gut and allow toxic protein complexes and other substances to get through the tight junction glycoprotein and toll receptor network that is normally supposed to be resistant to such a breach. These factors in the development of gut dysbiosis, by promoting the proliferation of Candida albicans (yeast).
The gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract or GUT) consists of a hollow muscular tube starting from the oral cavity, where food enters the mouth, continuing through the pharynx, esophagus, stomach and intestines to the rectum and anus, where food is expelled.
There are various accessory organs that assist the tract by secreting enzymes to help break down food into its component nutrients. Thus the salivary glands, liver, pancreas and gall bladder have important functions in the digestive system. Food is propelled along the length of the gastrointestinal tract by peristaltic movements of the muscular walls.
The GUT contains intestinal bacteria (called microflora or probiotic flora), which serve to preserve gut integrity, help metabolize foods and drugs, and prevent the overgrowth of potentially harmful bacteria and fungus (yeast) in the gut. More than 400 separate bacterial species have been identified as part of the normal gut flora, including Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium sp., and others. Potentially harmful microorganisms are also kept at bay by an extensive immune system comprising the gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). GALT plays a role in a healthy immune system. In addition to the lymphoid tissues that make up the GALT, a number of other cell populations contribute to normal gut defenses.
Cells that line the intestines, called epithelial cells, provide a physical barrier to bacterial entry, through their tight junctions, toll proteins and production of mucus, and produce an array of cytokines that can modulate immune responsiveness.
- Food allergies
- Thyroid imbalances
- Neuro-chemical imbalances
- Autoimmune diseases
- Gastrointestinal problems like ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
- Chemical sensitivities
- Sleep problems
- Mineral deficiencies
- Skin problems
- Insulin resistance
How the Metabolic Code® Works
1. Labs & Lifestyle Questionnaire
Take our signature comprehensive lab panel and lifestyle questionnaire to identify where your systems are currently out of balance.
2. Personalized Supplement Program
Based on your results take pharmaceutical grade and clinically tested supplements that are compounded specifically to address each TRIAD.
3. Metabolic Code Diet
Based on your profile you will get a detailed Metabolic Code Diet program that will significantly benefit your results and help you reach a healthy weight.
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