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Could You Have SIBO?

Take Genova's Gut Test to Find Out If You Have SIBO

Could You Have Sibo? Found Out if SIBO Is the Cause of Your Digestive Problems

SIBO is actually an acronym for a digestive condition called  “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth,” which points to excessive bad or pathogenic bacteria in the small intestine.

The small intestine is known to have relatively low levels of bacteria. The highest numbers of bacteria are usually found in the large intestine

The small intestine is where the food you eat is combined with digestive juices. This is also the place where absorption takes place. This area of your digestive tract is the longest section. If you are suffering with SIBO or Small Intestine Bacterial Ovegrowth, your nutrients are not absorbing properly.

What are the Symptoms of SIBO?

  • gas
  • bloating
  • pain
  • malabsorption of nutrients

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth is often treated in Western Medicine with antibiotics. Unfortunately the antibiotics kill off the good bacteria.  Countless studies have shown that a good balance of healthy bacteria is necessary for a healthy gut

Find Out If You Have SIBO

The Genova Lab’s Breath Test can be done in the privacy of your home. It will identify whether there is an overgrowth of bad bacteria in your small intestine or not.

How Can You Reduce The Symptoms of SIBO?

  •  Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum PHGG is the one prebiotic that does not feed bad bacteria and may be used successfully to increase probiotic diversity. Perfect Pass Prebiotic is odorless and tasteless and easy to take in water.
  • Perfect Pass Probotic contains three human strain, bacillus spores, that will survive through the stomach acid 100% of the time. It is suitable for those suffering with SIB0
  • Effective antimicrobials include Oregano oil, Grapeseed extractOlive leaf extract and Berberis. 
  • Consider taking Enzymes on a regular basis in between your meals. They help repair the gut lining.

Not on Top of Your Game? It Could Be Microbiome Dysbiosis

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton

Ross Pelton,  The Natural Pharmacist talks with us about the Microbiome, dysbiosis and pathobiome. Click Here to see his interview.

Our gut microbiome is made up of over 100 trillion organisms, it’s a delicate balance which is made up of both good and bad bacteria. Hopefully more good.

What is Dysbiosis?

 Essentially it’s when your good gut bacteria is out of balance with your bad gut bacteria. When the good outweighs the bad you have dysbiosis. Ross calls Microbiome dysbiosis the ‘pathobiome’.

When you have dysbiosis or a ‘pathobiome’ you will experience symptoms.

What are the pathobiome Symptoms?

  • gas
  • bloating
  • diarrhea
  • constipation

When you have these symptoms it’s important not to ignore them.

These symptoms are your bodies warning signs.

Think of them as red flags that something is wrong.

What does a pathobiome lead to?

  • gastrointestinal disorders like IBS, Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis
  • extraintestinal disorders such as asthma, allergies, heart disease and obesity
  • mood disorders such as depression and anxiety

ADResearch compiled by the US National Library of Medicine from over 90 different studies in the last 10 years states that, “there is growing evidence that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota is associated with the pathogenesis of both intestinal and extra-intestinal disorders.”

Why do people get an upset microbiome?

  • Antibiotics are the #1 reason; antibiotics kill all the good bacteria.
  • Acid suppressing drugs; too low levels of acidity encourage the growth of bad bacteria
  • Steroid drugs
  • Birth control
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diet consisting of processed food and high in carbohydrates.
  • Pesticides in agricultural food supply
  • Environmental toxins: mercury, lead and arsenic
  • Chlorinated water which kills bacteria; good and bad
  • Not feeding your probiotics; you need to fertilize the good bacteria with prebiotic foods or a prebiotic supplement

“Remember every time you eat you are feeding 100 trillion guests.” thats good advice from Ross Pelton.

The Natural Pharmacist, Ross PeltonStay tuned for part 3 of our talk with Ross Pelton on Gut Health coming in two weeks.

Ross Pelton is a pharmacist and a true expert on pharmaceutical drugs and their life-altering side effects. He is also a clinical nutritionist and helps people with diet, nutrition and natural therapies.

He truly is an expert in helping his clients integrate the best of both worlds to improve their health.

Check him out on Facebook, The Natural Pharmacist.

Best Fiber for Pregnant Moms

Pregnant Moms Need the Best Fiber

Pregnant mom drinking drink with prebiotic soluble fiber

Pregnant moms are always looking for the best for their babies, particularly when it comes to finding the best fiber available. Sometimes, it’s difficult to decide when there’s so many products to choose from and loads of advice from many different sources.

When you’re pregnant it’s a paricularly important time to look at what you’re eating as everything you take in will be shared with your baby. Its good to eat a diet that’s full of all types of vegetables, particularly the green, leafy ones, fruits, some grains – depending on your particular state of health and proteins.

The balance of all nutrients is important. Remember, too, that folic acid is especially important because it is known to help prevent the development of neural tube defects.

Often pregnancy leads to constipation. For this reason fiber is important to include on a regular basis as it helps to move waste through the gut.

It’s often challenging to get the required amount of 27 grams a day from what you eat, so supplementation can be very helpful indeed. Perfect Pass Prebiotic is the type of soluble fiber that is completely safe to use during pregnancy.

Perfect Pass Prebiotic best fiber for pregnant momsOne tablespoon of Perfect Pass Prebiotics will give you about 14 grams of soluble fiber. Unlike other supplements, this one, Perfect Pass Prebiotics is all-natural. It mixes easily in water, juice and any hot beverage. It can also be stirred into foods as well as used in your own particular recipes.

The soluble fiber is a regulating fiber.

It doesn’t change the flavor, color, or the texture, and it’s odorless.

The biggest advantage is that you won’t experience any uncomfortable side effects like gas or bloating because this type of fiber, i.e. partially hyrdrolyzed guar gum or PHGG, is able to ferment slowly in the gut, so it helps the food pass through the digestive tract at the right speed.

Why Human Strain Probiotics?

How to Choose the Right Probiotic

There are so many probiotic products on the market today that knowing how to choose one can be a true task. It can also be intimidating.

First of all, quality is key. It is important to know that the company who makes the product is reputable, and their product has been well researched.

Colony forming units (CFU’s), are the number of bacteria in the product. Our bodies naturally have about 100 trillion bacteria at any one time. It is commonly advised to have a minimum of 40 billion CFU’s in a probiotic formula, although more is not always better.

This varies with age, and need.

In order to get what you need, there are different products whose bacteria act differently due to the strains used, or the process used to create them. Multiple strains are very important as each bacterium has a different job.

One way to go is with human strain probiotics. These are comprised of human sourced microflora which are able to survive the high acid content in the stomach, and remain there to colonize and do their job of increasing the good bacteria.

One product containing human strains is known as Perfect Pass Probiotic. Perfect Pass Probiotic contains three essential ingredients that are among the most researched and beneficial. These strains are:

  •  Bacillus Coagulans: known for reducing inflammation and increasing good bacteria in the gut.
  •  Bacillus Subtilis HU58: stimulates the immune system and is known as a strong deterrent of bad bacteria.
  •  Bacillus Clausii: very commonly used in many products. It is known to be very beneficial in post-antibiotic treatment to rebuild the good bacteria.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are also of great importance. They feed the good bacteria and help it to grow. Some products come all in one and others are sold separately. Perfect Pass Prebiotic is the right food for the bacterial strains in the Perfect Pass Probiotic formula. It is a well-studied soluble fiber.

Probiotics of choice should have no added fillers, be non-GMO, and gluten free.

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Prebiotics and Butyrate

Prebiotics and  Butyrate What’s the Connection?

Prebiotics and Butyrate diagram

We used to think that the total surface of our digestive tract was about the size of a tennis court. Now, we know better …that’s been corrected. NIH study shows it to be the size of half a badminton court. With that said, it’s curious to note that there’s only one single layer of cells that separates our gut from the rest of our bodily function.

It’s very important to realize that the primary constituents that keep this very important cell layer alive are known as a short-chain fatty acid by the name of butyrate.

Butyrate is what our beneficial flora makes from the soluble fiber we take in.

So what happens, in essence, is that we feed the beneficial flora in our gut, and then the beneficial bacteria, in turn, help to feed us by keeping our digestive tract healthy.

Our good gut bacteria thrive on the soluble fiber or prebiotics that we ingest and the good bacteria provide the vital energy source for the cells that line our gut.

Now, what about bad bacteria?

We have to address the issue that there are bad bacteria all around as well. The more they proliferate, the sicker we become. The challenge we face it to consistently keep lots of the good bacteria around but at the same time get rid of the bad or pathogenic bacteria

The way our good flora tell our immune system that they’re helpful and beneficial bacteria, and not bad bacteria, is by butyrate signals. Clinical rsearch has shown us how butyrate is able to suppresses inflammatory reaction and how butyrate instructs our immune system to calms down.

When butyrate levels are low, our immune system doesn’t know this and is therefore unable to stop their attack on bacteria.

When we don’t fuel the growth of good bacteria with enough fiber, we don’t produce enough butyrate. Hypothetically, we could have lots of good bacteria, however, if we fail to feed them with fiber, they don’t make butyrate.

Unfortunately when our body senses low levels of butyrate, it mistakenly thinks that our gut is filled with bad bacteria and responds accordingly. What happens is that our human body may mistake low fiber intake for having a population of bad bacteria in our gut.

In reality, our human body has evolved over millions of years, all the time getting massive fiber intake. Our body doesn’t recognize modern day, processed foods which sorely lack soluble fiber, the very fuel needed for butyrate production.

For all this time, low butyrate has implied bad bacteria, so that’s the reason our body goes into an inflammatory offensive response.

You can prevent this from happening by making sure that you take an excellent source of prebiotic soluble fiber on a daily basis. It’s critical for butyrate production to support optimal health.

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