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Can Enzyme Deficiency Cause Skin Problems?

August 12, 2019


Hi there, Eric Bakker, the naturopath from
New Zealand. I’m back again, I’m talking about enzymes. The question is, “Can they cause skin problems?” Let me just correct this light. That should be better. It’s hot here, summertime, it must be about
100 degrees outside. I’ve got the air conditioning on. Right, skin problems. We’ve spoken about signs and symptoms of pancreatic
deficiency, or stomach insufficiency, which is basically digestive enzyme insufficiency. Many people link an enzymatic deficiency,
or problem in that respect in the body, with bloating, with gas, with constipation or diarrhea. But what if you’ve had this problem for some
time? What if you can’t remember when it all began? You’ve had bloating and gas for a while, but
then eventually developed other symptoms? This is not uncommon. If we extrapolate that, if we have a look
initially at what happens in the body, things tend to ramp up. Little things happen, small, subtle things,
and then they ramp up to be more chronic problems. Often at that time medical aid is sought,
medications are advised or taken, and then the symptom may be initially suppressed, but
then other symptoms will occur and you get more medications coming. So, when you have an enzyme deficiency, especially
if it’s not corrected, and particularly if the stress is not abated and the person doesn’t
understand or recognize the need for eating good quality food, fermented cultured foods,
plant-based foods, low-crappy fat diet, lean meats and things like that … If they don’t
really understand it and they keep going and going and going, eventually they’re going
to get a lot of other problems, a lot of problems. Most people, it’s estimated, studies have
shown that up to 60% or more of people with enzyme deficiency end up with SIBO, small
intestinal bacterial overgrowth. About half the people I see with enzyme deficiency
have a yeast infection in their gut, candida. It’s not uncommon. They may have also other types of yeast like
trichosporon for example, that’s quite a common one that I see. So, what happens? You get the deficiency problem, you end up
getting leaky gut, SIBO kind of problem, or maybe candida comes along for the ride, and
then you end up with a leaky gut, particularly an immune-mediated response to foods that
you’re eating. You may find, if you’ve got an enzyme deficiency,
that there are certain key foods you can’t eat anymore. It could be parsnip, it could be a baked potato,
it could be pumpkin, it could be avocado, there could be some key food that you go,
“Every time I eat that I get bloating and gas, or I get cramping pain here in the abdominal
area, I can’t tolerate that food. And then I get greasy, foul-smelling stools.” That sounds like a pancreatic insufficiency
problem, very common for people my age to have a pancreas problem that’s slightly sick
or weak. And then they get all these crampy pains and
gas and diarrhea, or loose motions, and then they push that food aside, they say, “I
don’t want that”. But the leaky gut, which a lot of people have,
will set up an immune response with particularly triggered foods, often protein foods. Because remember, it’s often the proteins
that break down to amino acids that trigger immune-related allergic responses. And then you’re gonna get itchy skin, eczema,
all sorts of problems with your skin, scratching, could be scalp, you could get dandruff related
to it. Over half of psoriasis cases are triggered
through yeast infection. Lots of people with dermatitis and eczema
I’ve seen have had campylobacter or food poisoning. But so many people get skin problems from
antibiotics, which really, really can wreck the gut and trash it bad. Antibiotics, basically there are about seven
classes of antibiotics. Some are designed to rupture and destroy the
bacterial cell wall. Others will speed up or degrade enzymatic
control of bacteria, which will actually render certain types of bacteria useless. Antibiotics are a key one I see that destroy
the integrity of the gut, increasing the intestinal permeability, increasingly set up this antigen/antibody
response, and then boom, the person gets a skin problem. It happens all the time. So if you’ve got a skin problem, get a stool
test done, go and see your naturopathic physician or integrated medical doctor, and get a comprehensive
stool test done, please do it for yourself. You’ll be stunned to find it could well be
different yeasts or SIBO-related bacteria there, and once they’ve cleared up the skin
problem [inaudible], it disappears. And then you don’t have to go to the cream
specialist anymore, the dermatologist. Catch me in the next video. Thanks for tuning in.

3 Comments

  • Reply Calypsooo February 7, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Hi Doc, Can you please do a video on Vitiligo and what you can do ? How it works and how to stop it ?

    Thank you doc, love you vids. Learned so much from over the years thank you sir. Rob from Sweden πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ™πŸ˜ƒ

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  • Reply gary smallwood March 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Get rid of the vegan diet and get rid of the gas.Also take zinc and at least a real 50 to 100mg a day and remember there is only 13 percent of zinc gluconate in a 50mg pill and so do the math.Also on psoriasis you will notice after sex or working out and doing something strenuous you will notice psoriasis itch and arthritis part gets worse after a work out cool down or the next day,means low zinc.Not a scientist not a guru but I had this disease or vitamin deficiency for 35yrs and read up on zinc and saw a pattern and put things together.

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