Systemic Inflammation and Neurotoxicity.
90% of the body's neurotransmitters are located in the gut.
What you choose to feed is a very important and personal decision. I hope you will be open minded as you read through the information below.
I see a lot of horse’s with systemic inflammation and their diaphragms, large intestine, liver, and kidneys are in spasm. What’s typically the underlying cause???…their diet. There is a common factor among the diets of most of these horses, they eat commercial feeds that contain soy, corn, and/or beet pulp. These ingredients (unless organic) are loaded with glyphosate (a.k.a. Round-Up). Glyphosate is a neurotoxin and creates an inflamed large intestine and leaky gut.
Leaky gut is associated with autoimmune disorders. The body attempts to support itself with leaky gut and the toxins are processed in the liver and the lymphatic systems…until it becomes overwhelmed.
Once the liver becomes overwhelmed, the neurotoxins enter the systemic circulation of the body and it causes inflammation in the brain…Leaky gut can become leaky brain if the condition continues.
The inflammation in the brain causes the hypothalamus and pituitary to be physically inflamed and cause compression. This can result in endocrine and communication disruptions in the body.
When the liver cannot handle the chronic neurotoxin load, it creates a torsion in the diaphragm. A significant diaphragm torsion can create metabolic, stomach ulcers, and physical lameness issues. This torsion also causes a torsion of the vagus nerve and esophageal hiatus.
So how can you help your horse??? Feed your horse a clean diet (do yourself a favor and remove any non-organic corn, soy, sugar, and canola from your diet too!)
Here are a few easy options I recommend:
Don’t be scared of whole oats (not crimped, but WHOLE)! Oats have gotten a bad wrap since beet pulp came around. They were touted as “high starch”. The correct evaluation is to look at the glycemic index. Whole oats require a lot of energy to break down and very little sugar is released in the body.
I personally have had about 20 clients in the past few months who have changed their horse’s diets to be clean. The results have been AMAZING. Incredible physical and emotional results are being seen.
It's not just diet to help your horse once the body is in dysfunction...the key to helping your horse's body to be healthy and whole again, is to change to a clean diet as well seek a certified Equine Craniosacral and Osteopathic Practitioner to release and re-balance the organs in spasm.
Please feel free to reach out to me if I can help you on this journey to helping your horse be happy, health, and triumphant.