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Show 911: Leaky Gut and an Immune System Run Amok (Archive)

Calming a leaky gut helped the parents of a young child with terrible arthritis soothe his symptoms and return him to a normal life.
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Leaky Gut and an Immune System Run Amok (Archive)

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Susannah Meadows’s son was only three years old when he developed terrifying symptoms of a disabling disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis. His parents were frantic to help him feel better, but conventional medicine was slow to go into effect.

Could a Leaky Gut Have Activated His Immune System?

They decided to explore an alternative approach as well. Could dietary changes have an impact on an immune system gone awry? Find out about the clinical basis for the link between leaky gut and sore joints.

This Episode’s Guests:

Susannah Meadows is a journalist who writes the Newly Released column for The New York Times. Her article, “The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints,” was published in The New York Times Magazine on February 1, 2013.

Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, is Director of Integrative Medicine at North Shore University Health System in Glenview, IL, and Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.  The photo is of Dr. Mendoza Temple.

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The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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