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  Gastrointestinal tract - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The gastrointestinal tract or digestive tract, also referred to as the GI tract or the alimentary canal or the gut, is the system of organs within multicellular animals which takes in food, digests it to extract energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste.
Sheep gut was the original source for natural gut string used in racquets, such as for tennis.
Gut cord has also been used to produce strings for the snares which provide the snare drum's characteristic buzzing timbre, although the snare drum almost always uses metal wire for this purpose in the modern era, the North African bendir frame drum still uses gut for this purpose.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gut   (823 words)

 Grand unification theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
GUT theory specifically predicts relations among the fermion masses, such as between the electron and the down quark, the muon and the strange quark, and the tau lepton and the bottom quark for SU(5) and SO(10).
GUT models generically predict the existence of topological defects such as monopoles, cosmic strings, domain walls, and others.
Some GUT theories like SU(5) and SO(10) suffer from what is called the doublet-triplet problem in that these theories predict that for each electroweak Higgs doublet, there corresponds a colored Higgs triplet field with a very small mass (small, meaning many orders of magnitude smaller than the GUT scale here).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_unification_theory   (1238 words)

 Fly Fishing History: Silkworm Gut
Gut wasn't a perfect material and it had many drawbacks; as I have already mentioned, it required soaking, but it also had a tendency to rot, and its lack of longitudinal stiffness meant that a gut dropper was much more likely to spin around the cast than its horsehair counterpart.
On the other hand, gut did allow the presentation of the fly on a nearly transparent point, was resistant to damage, and didn't share the tendency of horsehair casts to 'pink' - that is to spring slack loops of hair out of the side of a twisted cast.
When gut first began to be drawn, by sharpening the end of the strand, and pulling it through the bored centre of a jewel, the manufacturers cast around for a common measurement system, and settled on the watchmakers' favourite.
www.flyfishinghistory.com /silkworm.htm   (1309 words)

 Foundation for Integrated Medicine - Leaky Gut Syndromes
Leaky Gut Syndromes are usually provoked by exposure to substances which damage the integrity of the intestinal mucosa, disrupting the desmosomes which bind epithelial cells and increasing passive, para-cellular absorption.
Immune sensitization to the normal gut flora is an important form of dysbiosis that has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease and ankylosing spondylitis[67-81].
Altering gut flora through the use of antibiotics, synthetic and natural, probiotics, and diet is a third strategy for breaking the vicious cycle in Leaky Gut Syndromes.
www.mdheal.org /leakygut.htm   (5590 words)

 Gut Check
Sometimes we may think that our gut is not serving us very well so we try to ignore it, but this is really just our gut telling us to ignore that thing we have been thinking is our gut.
Thus their guts led them to the premise that their new government was to have no more power than required to adequately serve the function intended of it.
The gut no longer has a use for that when its owners are merely supposed to believe and even repeat just what they are told.
rense.com /general47/GUT.HTM   (841 words)

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The traditional sheep gut horn consists of a curved mandrel with a blade that crosses the plane at 90º.
The gut tube is drawn over the end of the mandrel, and is split on both sides by the blade.
Gut ribbons are bundles together and twisted between a spindle at one end and a hook at the other.
www.daniellarson.com /article.htm   (4154 words)

 Enzymes & Leaky Gut/Intestinal Permeability
Leaky gut syndrome is a term used when the intestines become damaged, more openings develop in the gut wall, and the wall becomes more ‘porous’ to the extent that some of the contents passing through the intestines are allowed to get into the bloodstream when they should be kept out.
Since the gut is the main source of endotoxin, we sought to determine whether an increase in intestinal permeability (leaky gut) is required for alcohol-induced endotoxemia and liver injury and whether the gut leakiness is preventable.
Since preventing the gut leakiness by oats also prevented the endotoxemia and ameliorated liver damage in rat, our results suggest that alcohol-induced gut leakiness 1) may cause alcohol-induced endotoxemia and liver injury and 2) may be the critical cofactor in the 30% of alcoholics who develop ALD.
www.enzymestuff.com /conditionleakygut.htm   (2565 words)

 Leaky Gut Syndrome
The gut becomes leaky in the sense that bacteria, fungi, parasites and their toxins, undigested protein, fat and waste normally not absorbed into the bloodstream in the healthy state, pass through a damaged, hyperpermeable, porous or "leaky" gut..
The leaky gut syndrome is almost always associated with autoimmune disease and reversing autoimmune disease depends on healing the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
Leaky gut syndrome also creates a long list of mineral deficiencies because the various carrier proteins present in the gastrointestinal tract that are need to transport minerals to the blood are damaged by the inflammation process.
www.mold-survivor.com /leaky_gut_syndrome.htm   (2659 words)

The gut is a major primary interface between the individual and the environment.
Increased gut permeability can cause absorption of potentially toxic dietary substances and products of incomplete digestion, which are regarded by the body as foreign substances requiring 'attack' when in fact with adequate digestion and normal permeability they would not compromise optimum function.
Gut permeability measured by polyethylene glycol absorption in abnormal gut fermentation as compared with food intolerance.
www.biolab.co.uk /gut.html   (849 words)

 What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The purpose of the gastro-intestinal tract, or gut, is multi-fold.
When the gut is inflamed the carrier proteins are damaged so nutrient deficiencies occur which can also cause any symptom, like magnesium deficiency induced muscle spasm or copper deficiency induced high cholesterol.
Continuing, it is suggested that the eradication of the normal gut flora when antibiotics are administered repeatedly during infancy may cause the CD5+ cells to reject normal cells and award immune tolerance to species that potentially could cause harm.
osiris.sunderland.ac.uk /autism/gut.htm   (3504 words)

 The urban legend of the Yale gut class, exposed | Summer 2001
After gaining a reputation as the gut class to end all gut classes when it was first offered a few years ago, it has since been radically overhauled so that it is much, much harder.
The myth of the gut science course is a widespread one.
After all, as soon as a professor finds out that his or her class is being called a gut by the student body, he or she will take enormous steps to counteract that reputation.
www.yaleherald.com /archive/frosh/2001/class/p32ann.html   (824 words)

 Bush's Gut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The prosecutor may have a “gut feeling” that the defendant is guilty, but that won’t suffice either in his opening statement or his closing argument.
Thus the “gut feeling” of the experienced physician is to be preferred to that of the medical student.
This is what is especially scary about George Bush: he lacks that fund of experience and knowledge that enhances the value of the “gut feeling.” Bush doesn’t read, he doesn’t tolerate dissenting views much less critical analysis of his instincts, he has no curiosity whatever about alternative theories or avenues of investigation.
www.crisispapers.org /essays/bush-gut.htm   (880 words)

 Second Brain in the Stomach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The gut's brain, known as the enteric nervous system, is located in sheaths of tissue lining the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon.
Untill relatively recently, people thought that the gut's muscles and sensory nerves were vyired directly to the brain and that the brain controlled the gut through two pathways that increased or decreased rates of activity.
By inflaming the gut, the brain is priming the gut for surveillance.
www.aikidoaus.com.au /dojo/docs/2nd_braina.htm   (2222 words)

 Leaky Gut Syndrome
Another problem a leaky gut creates is a mineral deficiency because the damage that happens to the carrier proteins which are needed for transport of specific minerals are damaged by the inflammatory processes.
All this activity means the gut uses more blood when it is resting than any other organ but it is also the first to lose its blood supply when in a fight or flight situation, which is what stress is.
Antibiotic use-this causes an overgrowth of fungi (yeast) in the gut due to the immune suppression that occurs.
www.lovelyhealth.com /Leaky_Gut_Syndrome.htm   (1136 words)

 Gut Check: Science News Online, May 31, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a vivid illustration that the physical development of the gut can depend on the microbes that normally inhabit animals, says Gordon.
The researchers also found cells in the mouse gut that seems to work with the microbes to spur vessel growth.
Hooper agrees that the normal inhabitants of the gut may use Paneth cells and Ang4 to raise what she calls an "electric fence" to keep out competing microbes.
www.sciencenews.org /20030531/bob9.asp   (2170 words)

 Silkworm Gut
Silkworm gut used to be the preferred material for making fly fishing leaders.
Before the gut can be used, the "carne" or outer layer needs to be stripped off.
It is not the same hook as the one he's been attaching the gut to in the photos above, but the process is the same.
www.wormspit.com /silkgut.htm   (574 words)

 gut. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Innermost emotional or visceral response: She felt in her gut that he was guilty.
A thin, tough cord made from the intestines of animals, usually sheep, used as strings for musical instruments or as surgical sutures.
To destroy the interior of: Fire gutted the house.
www.bartleby.com /61/16/G0321600.html   (245 words)

 Brainstorms August 2001/Gut Feelings About Irritable Bowel Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This link is not surprising given that the enteric nervous system, which innervates the gut, is embryologically derived from the same part of the neural crest that evolves into the brain.
The specific 5-HT receptor subtypes in the gut are 5-HT receptors, located on vagal afferent neurons that mediate visceral sensations and GI reflexes, and 5-HT receptors, probably located on presynaptic cholinergic and motor neurons to influence bowel motility.
Gut feelings are literally relayed to the brain; the brain then responds with feedback to the gut.
www.psychiatrist.com /pcc/brainstorm/br6208.htm   (919 words)

 Gut Feelings
It is important to clarify at the outset that I use the term "gut feeling" to refer to a sense of intuition that one does not feel he thought about and is unable to rationally account for.
For Pert, the distribution of peptide receptors throughout the body is of critical importance, and she challenges the long-held assumption in traditional neuroscience that emotions are an entirely brain-based phenomenon.
She argues that the entire lining of the gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the large intestine is lined with cells that contain neuropeptides and receptors.
serendip.brynmawr.edu /bb/neuro/neuro00/web2/Wachterman.html   (2423 words)

 Altered Immunity & Leaky Gut Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of toxic material into the bloodstream that would, in healthier circumstances, be repelled and eliminated.
Due to the enlarged spaces between the cells of the gut wall, larger than usual protein molecules are absorbed before they have a chance to be completely broken down as occurs when the intestinal lining is intact.
Leaky gut syndrome also creates a long list of mineral deficiencies because the various carrier proteins present in the gastrointestinal tract that are needed to transport minerals from the intestine to the blood are damaged by the inflammation process.
www.afpafitness.com /articles/LEAKGUT4.HTM   (2779 words)

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In particular, the gut of someone with colitis was home to large numbers of sulfate-reducing bacteria from the genus Desulfovibrio.
The gut is home to at least 400 species of microbes, many of which are difficult or impossible to grow in lab cultures -- and the vast majority of which are harmless.
As bacterial warfare is waged in the human gut, our health may yet depend on feeding an army of friendly microbes and starving the foe into submission.
www.mercola.com /2001/may/23/preservatives.htm   (2882 words)

GUT REACTION was formed a decade ago in 1993-4 by a life-long sufferer of emetophobia, a fear of vomiting.
Gut Reaction was kindly granted permission to include a summary of her findings in the Autumn/Winter 2002 Newsletter and a full copy of her thesis is available on the
Gut Reaction is no longer a member organisation but copies of Newsletters and other files are now available on the Gut Reaction CD - See CD page for further details.
www.gut-reaction.freeserve.co.uk   (827 words)

 Breastfeed.com — The Case for the Virgin Gut Even the Occasional Bottle of Formula Has Its Risks
(When I speak of the gut, I mean Baby's insides where the food goes until it hits the diaper.) This means that the major flora in breastfed babies has reduced numbers of bad types of bacteria and increased numbers of good bacteria.
Lactation: Physiology, Nutrition, and Breast-Feeding by Margaret C. Neville and Marianne R. Neifert: "The effect of breastfeeding on the infants' gut flora was abolished by cow's milk supplementation.
The case for the virgin gut is a valid one.
breastfeed.com /resources/articles/virgingut.htm   (1529 words)

 GUT drive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The GUT drive works with the forces of creation phsyics itself, converting matter into energy without the corresponding need or expense of an equal quality of anti-matter.
The GUT drive achieves an isp (specific impulse) of some 30 million, equal to the best pion-antipion annihilation antimatter drives.
Firstly, as with the anti-matter drive the unmodified GUT engine produces a huge exhaust flare of subatomic particles travelling at relativistic speed, and deadly to anything in its path.
www.orionsarm.com /ships/GUT_drive.html   (671 words)

 USDA Agricultural Research Service
The gut will help him understand how our bodies use the nutrients in the food we eat.
The gut is the first to model in the lab what happens in a human intestinal tract.
He is using the fake gut because it is too hard and expensive to do this experiment with animals.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/kids/weirdscience/story4/fakegut.htm   (495 words)

 gut homepage
Files that contain paragraphs that are not word-wrapped at 80 (or so) columns but use a single newline as delimiter can be marked-up when this option is specified.
Fixed a bug where the string "~5%" in the preamble caused gut to italicize the rest of the text.
You will need perl installed on your system to be able to use gut.
www.ee.ryerson.ca /~elf/gut   (669 words)

 Gut Feelings: The Mind-Body Connection | aHealthyAdvantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As strange as it sounds, our guts just might help shape our moods, says Emeran Mayer, MD, a gastroenterologist and the chairman of the new Mind-Body Collaborative Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Perhaps the term "gut feeling" isn't just a figure of speech after all.
The influence of the mind on the gut goes beyond functional diseases.
www.ahealthyadvantage.com /topic/mindbodygut   (1700 words)

 No More Simplification or Thinking With Guts
The worst news I've read lately is several reports quoting people close to Bush saying, "He feels in his gut..." He feels in his gut it is his mission in life to fight terrorism.
In Texas, his gut led him to believe the death penalty has a deterrent effect, even though he acknowledged there was no evidence to support his gut's feeling.
When his gut, or something, causes him to announce that he does not believe in global warming — as though it were a theological proposition — we once again find his gut ruling that evidence is irrelevant.
www.commondreams.org /views02/0410-08.htm   (1287 words)

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