Threshold Radio’s guest this week will be nutritional expert, Hugo Rodier, M. D., a board-certified family practitioner, an integrative physician whose focus is on prevention with an emphasis of treating a patient’s mind, body and spirit. The core of Dr. Rodier’s practice is nutrition and he has been actively assisting patients with the symptoms of leaky gut and other disturbing disorders whose treatment is often fundamentally based on food not pharmaceuticals. At this present time, Dr. Rodier teaches at the College of Health and Department of Nutrition at the University of Utah.
‘Leaky gut,” a condition described as “hyperpermeable intestines,” is a condition where various undigested food substances, yeast, toxins and other waste to flow out of unnaturally large holes in the intestine into the bloodstream where they are attacked by the immune system, creating vast complications including food allergies and resulting in auto-immune reactions like gas, bloating, diarrhea but sometimes claimed to be the foundations for serious chronic diseases, including diabetes, lupis, chronic fatigue, psoriasis, celiac disease and multiple sclerosis. With these claims in mind- and the growing testimony of medical science and its practitioners, leaky gut may be said to be a catastrophic, far-reaching condition in developing countries.