There is a very sly force within you that may be stirring up all kinds of health problems and unless you deal with it the right way, chances are excellent you will continue to suffer no matter how many medications your doctor gives you.
All of these health problems can be caused or worsened by the same sneaky issue—see if you can guess what it is:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Bad breath
- Bowel urgency
- Celiac disease
- Cystic acne
- Depression and anxiety
- Food allergies & sensitivities
- Foul-smelling stools
- Frequent indigestion
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Interstitial cystitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Itching in vagina, anus or other areas
- Mucus or blood in stool
- Nausea after taking vitamins
- Rectal itching
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sinus congestion
- Skin problems
- Undigested food in stools
It’s dysbiosis—in other words, having an imbalance of bad over good bacteria in your gut.
The ideal balance in your gut should be at least 85 percent healthy bacteria and 15 percent or less harmful microbes.
But many people are walking around with the exact opposite of what they should have!
What type are YOU?
Dysbiosis comes in several different types—see which ones sound like YOU:
Insufficiency dysbiosis: This is usually a consequence of poor digestion, taking too many antibiotics or getting too little fiber. It’s associated with IBS and food sensitivities.
Putrefaction dysbiosis: This is the result of not having enough digestive enzymes or stomach acid to break down proteins. It can cause vitamin B12 deficiency and is associated with hormone-related cancers. This is typically the result of using acid reducers or eating lots of processed and fast foods.
Fermentation dysbiosis: This occurs when you eat too many refined carbs and sugars. Its classic symptoms are chronic gas and bloating.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO): This is when bacteria that normally reside in the large intestine “swim upstream” into the small intestine, usually due to low stomach acid and use of acid reducers. The most common symptoms are chronic gas, bloating and constipation.
Fungal dysbiosis: This is an overgrowth of Candida in your gut, and can result from stress, use of antibiotics, birth control pills or steroids, and eating too many refined carbs and sugars. Candida is the ultimate masquerader and can cause a wide variety of problems including: gas, bloating, constipation, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bladder infections, vaginal infections, mood swings, fuzzy thinking, ringing in the ears and PMS symptoms.
Bring it back into balance
Even though dysbiosis can cause a myriad of problems for you, the good news is you can feel a whole lot better when you take steps to bring your gut back into balance.
Here are some very helpful strategies to get you on the road to a healthier gut:
Probiotics. There’s nothing better than giving your system a daily dose of the healthful bacteria it so desperately needs. A full-spectrum multi-strain formula like Super Shield that contains both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains is crucial to make sure your entire intestinal tract is supported.
Avoid processed and fast foods. These are extremely difficult for your body to break down and cause you to expend far more digestive enzymes than Nature ever intended you to.
Keep your meals simple to promote sound digestion and curb heartburn. Concentrate on good proteins (meats, poultry, fish, and eggs) and fiber-rich vegetables, and avoid starches (like bread, potatoes, rice and pasta) and sugars as much as possible. Replace bagels or sugary breakfast cereals with oatmeal or scrambled eggs. For lunch choose “loaded salads” topped with grilled chicken, salmon, shrimp or steak. Dinners can be meats and veggies, soups (those made with bone broths are best!), stews and chili.
Enzyme supplementation. If you feel enzyme shortages or low stomach acid may be an issue for you, supplementation with an outstanding enzyme formula like Digestizol Max can help. Digestizol Max’s blend of 15 plant-derived enzymes can work alongside your system’s enzymes and promote thorough, complete digestion.
Garlic and oregano. These have anti-microbial properties and are very helpful in the fight against dysbiosis, so spice it up!
See how much better YOU can feel when you help your gut get back into a healthier balance.
To your health,
The information in our articles are NOT intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice.