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Elizabeth S Gantt, MD
(301) 251-9555
15001 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
Business
Drs Stern & Gantt
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Sands Irani, MD
(301) 652-0484
9425 Locust Hill Rd
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Andre T Dubois, MD
4301 Jones Bridge Rd Rm A3075
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1963

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Andre T Dubois, MD
(301) 295-3607
4301 Jones Bridge Rd Rm A3075
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Libre De Bruxelles, Fac De Med Et De Pharm, Bruxelles,
Graduation Year: 1963

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Thomas John Stahl, MD
(202) 877-8484
Bethesda, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ajay Bakhshi
(301) 530-1391
9406 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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James Walter Kikendall, MD
(301) 295-1224
4516 Harling Ln
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jorge Alberto Perazzo, MD
(301) 657-1808
8218 Wisconsin Ave Ste 212
Bethesda, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1957

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Peggy Jan Chandler, MD
(301) 319-1327
2300 E Street NW MED-32
Bethesda, DC
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: National Naval Med Ctr, Bethesda, Md

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Ajay Bakshi, MD
(301) 530-5142
9406 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All-India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar,
Graduation Year: 1976

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How Healing the Leaky Gut Could Heal Your Life

by Lissa Rankin, OB/GYN

What do your intestines have to do with mojo? EVERYTHING! Sure, you can be vital , even if you’re ill. But if you have leaky gut syndrome, it might manifest in ways you would never expect, such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, food allergies, gas and bloating, or the inability to find relief from other diseases, even when adequately treated.

What is leaky gut syndrome?

Good question. I’m a doctor and I never heard about it at Duke or Northwestern, where I trained. While conventional medicine doesn’t recognize the existence of “leaky gut” syndrome, many naturopathic and integrative medicine doctors believe that a “leaky gut” can impair the natural healing process of the body and impede both traditional and alternative treatments.

In theory, leaky gut syndrome results from damage to the intestinal lining that leads to a state of intestinal hyperpermeability, allowing undigested proteins, fats, waste, bacteria, and other toxins to “leak” through the gut membrane, which should only allow healthy nutrients through. These particles can then wind up in the blood stream and lymphatic system, where the immune system tries to come to the rescue to eliminate these unwanted intruders, triggering an auto-immune response. While a natural immune response is usually a good thing, too much can lead to a state of inflammation, which wreaks havoc in ways you may never relate to gastrointestinal function. A normal intestinal lining brilliantly lets good stuff through, while screening bad stuff out, allowing it to be excreted as waste. But when this membrane is impaired, beware!

What kinds of symptoms might result from leaky gut?

Common early symptoms include gas, bloating, and fatigue, which should not be considered normal. These harbingers of other stuff brewing may be your only clue that your intestines need to be healed. If time goes by, you may wind up with chronic fatigue, skin rashes like eczema, psoriasis, or even chronic vulvar itching, food allergies, gluten intolerance, memory problems, mood disorders, body aches and joint pains, and other vague, seemingly unrelated conditions.

Why has my doctor never heard of this?

Nobody ever taught me about leaky gut syndrome in medical school, and unless you’re out there researching and self-educating yourself about complementary and alternative medicine treatments, you would never hear about it. Why is that? We Western docs are research fanatics, and the trust of the matter is that most of the expensive research that fuels modern medicine is sponsored by drug companies hoping to prove that their product works. Once they’ve proved it in randomized controlled trials, it becomes mainstream. Because there is no “drug” to treat leaky gut syndrome and nobody has paid to perform big studies, we just don’t have a lot of data out there in the mainstream medical literature, so it falls largely into the realm of what traditional docs call “anecdotal medicine” (and d...

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