Gastroenterologists Carpinteria CA

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Albert Carl Svoboda, MD
(805) 969-4536
231 Middle Rd
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: Santa Barbara Cottage Hosp, Santa Barbara, Ca; St Francis Med Ctr Of Santa Ba, Santa Barbara, Ca

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Thomas L Dent, MD
(805) 695-8643
505 Owen Rd
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Lester Person, MD
(805) 682-2621
PO Box 1200
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1979

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John Leonard Petrini Jr, MD
(805) 681-7500
PO Box 1239
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1977

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Thomas O Kovacs, MD
(310) 794-1777
200 UCLA Medical Plaza #330-33
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1977

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Elliot David Prager, MD
(805) 682-2621
170 Coronada Cir
Santa Barbara, CA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1966

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De Grasia Anne Howard, MD
(805) 689-9462
535 E Arrellaga St Apt 24
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1978

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John David Hobson, MD
(805) 898-3121
PO Box 1200
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1970

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James V Egan
(805) 681-1761
317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Gary M Van Deventer, MD
(805) 563-0024
221 W Pueblo St Ste B
Santa Barbara, CA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1973

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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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