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The Importance of the Intestinal Mucosal Barrier

The Importance of the Intestinal Mucosal Barrier

Update: 2020-07-08
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In this podcast, I want to cover the importance of the intestinal mucosal barrier. 


What is the intestinal mucosal barrier? — It’s simply a barrier between the inside of your colon (the large bowel) and the colon cells. 


The large bowel is all about fermenting fiber. Most of your friendly bacteria should exist in the large bowel.




Mucosal barrier functions: 


1. First line of defense 


2. Antibacterial 


3. Place to ferment fiber


4. Selective absorption 


5. Lubrication 




Microbes eat fiber and turn into small-chain fatty acids (butyrate). 




Benefits of butyrate:


 • Feeds colonocytes


 • It’s an anti-inflammatory 


 • Improves insulin resistance


 • It’s anti-cancer


 • It has satiety properties 


 • It helps maintain the thickness of the mucosal layer




Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:


Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional & natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government & the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning.



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The Importance of the Intestinal Mucosal Barrier

The Importance of the Intestinal Mucosal Barrier

Dr. Eric Berg