Ileocecal Valve Syndrome
ICV Syndrome Treatment with Sea Aloe Gold
Ileocecal Valve Syndrome is a tough-to-deal-with condition that seems to respond well to Sea Aloe Gold supplementation. This condition is an important but largely unrecognized key to spinal health and the health of the entire body. The ileocaecal valve is located between the small intestine and the first section of colon, the cecum. Its job is to prevent the toxic contents of the cecum from refluxing into the small intestine and to hold the contents of the small intestine separate from the cecum long enough for nutrient absorption to occur. Ileocecal Valve Syndrome occurs when the valve stays open all the time, or opens at the wrong time, causing toxins to reenter the small intestine; or when it constricts closed keeping the waste material from moving through into the cecum.
Ileocecal Valve Syndrome can be caused by infection, stress, adrenal fatigue, chemical irritation of the nerves (as in food allergies) or mechanical misalignment. Many people who are protein deficient will have at least mild intermittent ICV problems. Most people don’t even know they have it. Some times Ileocecal Valve Syndrome presents as severe lower back pain and people are even advised to have back operations! Symptoms of ICV trouble include: dark circles under the eyes, back ache, fluid retention, stiffness and pain in the right shoulder, sinusitis, nausea, aching muscles, and vertigo. The ileopsoas group is often involved, presenting on either or both sides as hyperactive or weak (often the weak group can be identified by the lack of lumbar curve). Morning back ache is a very important symptom as it is practically diagnostic of this condition.
Ileocecal Valve Syndrome can cause serious problems such as liver toxicity and sinus infections that move into the teeth. ICV dysfunction can cause reflux conditions in the entire gastrointestinal system and toxic elements to enter the bloodstream through the villi thus causing a host of other problems. In my opinion, it is one of the most under-appreciated conditions in medicine. Most cases of Ileocecal Valve Syndrome can be turned around with the standard Vickery Healing Program. Most ICV problems are pure protein deficiency. For instance, one protein, gastrin, is produced in the stomach during digestion and is carried along in the chyme through the small intestine. This hormone helps the valve to relax open when it is time for the contents of the small intestine to pass through into the colon. If a protein deficient system is not producing gastrin correctly, then the Ileocecal Valve will not respond properly.
This is just one small example of how protein deficiency can effect the ICV. Remember, 9 out of 10 people do not properly digest their dietary protein, which means the protein is putrefying in their gut while producing tremendous amounts of indican that can affect the ICV causing it to malfunction. This chemical (indican) can be measured in the Urinary Indican Test. Protein deficient gut is usually struggling with yeast overgrowth and inflammation caused by gluten. These two things alone can cause a swollen, toxic ICV that has become prone to sticking either open or closed (not working properly). The Two Edged Sword Diet is very helpful when dealing with this condition. Removing yeast and gluten from the diet helps to calm the irritated ICV. I have used the Sea Aloe Gold with wonderful results to treat people with the Ileocecal Valve Syndrome. The iodine in the kelp is anti bacterial and also is used to make thyroid hormones, which is used by the gut tissues as well as the tissues innervating the gut. The algin in the kelp is effective in binding any heavy metals that are in the tissues and neutralizing their effects on the tissues.
The aloe is effective in killing off staph, strep, and e.coli bacteria while speeding the healing of the gut tissues. The properties of the aloe leaf also stimulate the immune system helping it to remove toxic elements from the blood, the gut and the ICV itself. It is worth remembering here that a protein deficient system has no immune components to stimulate, or very few, so it is important to also take the Platinum Plus Essential Amino Acids so that the aloe in Sea Aloe Gold will have immune proteins to work with. The glyconutrients in Sea Aloe Gold are important components of both the kelp and the aloe vera. These essential sugars coat all the cells of our body, most importantly our immune system helping it to target infections and label them for destruction. In severe Ileocecal Valve Syndrome cases I have found the synergistic effects of the Sea Aloe Gold to be greater than either of these plants (aloe vera, kelp) separately.