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Do You Know What Dysbiosis is?

You may have heard this term in relation to gut health and wondered what it exactly does it mean.

It means “microbial imbalance on or inside the body”.  This can be the root cause of many health problems, particularly when there is dysbiosis in the gut. Since the gut controls the brain and the immune system, one can only imagine what havoc it brings upon us when it’s out of balance.

Our gut contains millions of bacteria. Some good and some bad. It is important to have the right balance of bacteria so our bodies can function well. If the bacteria is out of wack, we can experience a wide array of very unpleasant symptoms.

What are the Symptoms of Dysbiosis?

    • Gastrointestinal problems such as yeast overgrowth (candida), IBS, food allergies, gas and bloating
    • Urinary problems such as chronic urinary tract infections
    • Chronic colds/coughs, and ear infections
    • Lack of energy
    • Rashes, including eczema, hives, rosacea, and acne.
    • Respiratory problems such as asthma, sinusitis, allergies.

What Causes Dysbiosis:

  • Poor Diet
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Too many antibiotics
  • Stress

Too often people just address one or two of these causes. In order for your symptoms to go away permanently it’s crucial to pay attention to all issues which cause imbalance.

First and foremost, uncover what the root cause of your symptoms are by taking a simple at home gut test. We like the tests offered by Genova and Doctors Data. These kits can be ordered based on what symptoms you are experiencing. If you need help determining what test is right for you just give us a call and we are happy to help.

How Can I Get My Gut Bacteria Back in balance?

Diet can be the most important factor in relieving dysbiosis. Eat whole foods that come from the ground and eliminate processed foods and sugar. We recommend the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. This Diet works by addressing the root cause of digestive disease. It heals the gut by calming down the  inflammation and re-balancing the gut bacteria.

Read more about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by clicking here. Choose the version of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet that’s custom fit for your needs. Once you start the SCD it will become second nature. For ideas on what to make for meals give the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Recipe Book a try.

Alleviate stress by incorporating breathing techniques, meditation or yoga into your daily routine. There are many ways to incorporate stress reduction techniques in as little as five minutes a day. Check out some of the apps which can be downloaded on your phone for easy to use guided mediations and breathing exercises while you’re on the go.  Visit the Stress Help Center web site. There is a very cost effective special offer on the 8 Week Module. This simple to use program provides instruction which can done at your desk or your most comfortable living room chair.

Have you taken antibiotics in the last year?

Always supplement with probiotics during and after a course of antibiotics. The antibiotics clear out all your good gut bacteria. Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan has been researching gut health for over 10 years. His clinical trials show that just one course of antibiotics will eliminate all your good gut bacteria. If you do nothing to build up the good bacteria it can take over a year for your gut to return to normal.

During the cold and flu season you want your immune system functioning at optimal levels. Don’t waste any time in replenishing your good bacteria and building up your immune system. We advise our clients to take the Perfect Pass Probiotic before and during antibiotic use. For best results to rebuilding your immunity add Perfect Pass Immune Support after a course of antibiotics.

Can You Detox Naturally?

If you have a build up of toxins that is causing your symptoms consider detoxing with natural agents. Good Gut Solution recommends HVS Detoxosodes for removing specific toxins such as heavy metals, chemicals, parasites, molds and tobacco. Customize your detoxification program once you have your test results. Call us if you have any questions.

What are Human Strain Probiotics?

What are Human Strain Probiotics?

Are Human Strain Probiotics superior? Yes, they are.

When discussing probiotics, the term “human strain” is not well understood at all.

It actually refers to probiotic strains that are recognised by the human body and therefore compatible with the human body.

Inspite of the name, “human-strain” probiotics don’t actually involve humans or human byproducts as ingredients. They’re just a particular species of microorganisms that naturally (or exclusively) live in nature as well as in the human already.

Recent Human Microbiome Project research done by NIH, the National Institute for Health, has defined probiotics by strict criteria. We see lots of references on line that quote the ‘old’ definition. They are not correct and out of date.

This is how a ‘true’ probiotic is now defined:

1. The organism must be a normally occurring organism in the digestive tract.
2. In order to consistently trigger a healthy boost in immune function the organism must be supplemented in concentrations higher than what normally occurs in the digestive tract.
3. The organism must be able to survive in the digestive tract as well as in the environment. i.e. not be affected by stomach acid and bile. 

This new information supercedes the ‘old’ definition that said:  “probiotics are live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confers a health benefit on the host.”

Interestingly enough there are very few probiotics in the marketplace today that meet all three of these criteria!

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria

Most probiotics available on the market today contain Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria species. According to the new probiotic criteria, they do meet the first requirement defined by NIH research. They do naturally occur in the digestive tract.

In fact, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria species are in very high concentrations in the digestive tract of humans. But that is precisely why these two bacteria don’t meet criteria #2. 

There are more that 20 trillion lactobacillus and bifidobacteria species in the average human digestive tract. Most probiotics on the shelf contain 100 – 200 billion strains. This is not nearly the amount that would result in long term benefit.  This also assumes that the bacteria survive the digestive tract. 

Research shows that a majority of orally supplemented lactobacillus and bifidobacteria species are destroyed by the conditions found in the stomach and upper digestive tract. Only few survive.

Another important factor is that lactobacillus and bifidobacteria are anaerobic organisms that are designed to live in the digestive tract. They don’t normally live in the environment because they are sensitive to the presence of oxygen, UV light and other chemicals found in the natural environment.

This means they do not fit #3 requirement of our new definition of probiotics either.

In actual fact, people get their initial dose of lactobacillus and bifidobacteria from their mothers through birth and breast feeding.

Later in life, it’s necessary for orally derived probiotics to be organisms that live naturally in the environment as well as in the digestive system so that they can be recognized by the human microbiota.

What about yogurt?

In light of this information, yogurts and yogurt based drinks like kefir, don’t work as probiotics. They do have benefits but that’s from the fermentation process and those benefits are contained in the product in the form of micro-nutrients.

But those strains used in yogurts and other fermented dairy products, don’t have the ability to survive the harsh stomach acids and actually don’t colonize in the GI. For a true probiotic, we need one that will survive the stomach acid. We need human strain probiotics.

What we refer to as human strain probiotics are ones that are found in nature in the identical form as they are found in the human body.

They are known as commensal organisms. They can’t be used to grow yogurt. They have to be harvested from nature.

The strains we recommend are bacillus strains that are contained in endospores. Nature has designed these spores to be daily, foundational food.

  • They are transient microorganisms, so they don’t stay in the gut forever.
  • They go in, they perform their function and than they leave.

This is important factor, as this helps to keep their numbers in the digestive tract relatively low and that’s why each does is relatively low.

FYI –  It usually takes about 21 days to reach a steady state of concentration in the gut when they are taken on a daily basis.  

We suggest eating a diet low that is low in refined sugars and higher in fibers so that we encourage our own good bacteria to grow. In fact, the spores are able to increase the growth of the good bacteria present in the gut as well.

Between the spores being present and an improved diet, we are able to create the right microbiota balance. If the spores are removed, then we are disturbing the balance that may lead to what we call ‘Dysbiosis‘.

This is why we recommend taking Perfect Pass Bacillus Spore Probiotics on a daily basis as it’s important to maintaining good bacteria balance. We constantly bombard our digestive system on a daily basis. The bacillus spores are great at monitoring our gut and keeping it in balance.

Take advantage of our human strain Perfect Pass Probiotic special.

Get 15% off when you buy it together with Perfect Pass Prebiotic – the soluble fiber that encourages the human strain spores to grow.

10 Ways to use Probiotics

Probiotics may be used for a variety of conditions.

Probiotics are essential to basic human nutrition.

They are the live, friendly bacteria that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms i.e. microbiota, that are found naturally in the human gut.

probiotics help keep the body healthy

These “friendly bacteria” help to prevent and alleviate many gastrointestinal conditions and well as a host of other different conditions.

Previous estimates of the number of distinct kinds of microbes in the human colon ranged upwards of 500. These older estimates were made by growing the bacteria that lived in the lower gut in a Petri dish. However, this often left rarer species out of the count, only counting the common ones.

David Relman of the Stanford University School of Medicine and his colleagues used a technique known as pyrosequencing to get a more complete count of the different varieties of bacteria colonizing the human colon

A new study, detailed online Nov. 18 in the journal Public Library of Science-Biology, found that the bacterial community in the human bowel is 10 times more diverse than previously thought.

In sheer numbers, the mammalian colon harbors one of the densest microbial communities found on Earth. Did you know that for every human cell in your body, there are roughly 10 single-celled microbes, most of which live in your digestive tract?

These microorganisms form, as Dr Oz, says, a ‘bioreactor’, which helps digestion, helps form the immune system and provides important nutrients, made by the bioreactor, like the B vitamins, vitamin K, folate, and some short-chain fatty acids.

Dr Oz says then that almost 10% of our daily energy needs come from the byproducts of the good bacteria in your gut.

Even medical opinion supports the benefits of probiotics in:

  • Treating diarrhea, especially following treatment with various antibiotics
  • Treating irritable bowel syndrome and colitis
  • Reducing the recurrence of bladder cancer
  • Shortening the duration of intestinal infections
  • Preventing and treating inflammation following colon surgery
  • Preventing eczema in children
  • Reducing HIV induced symptoms of diarrhea and cognitive disruption.

Here are some conditions to think about using probiotics for:

1 Acne and Skin damage from the Sun

Probiotics can prevent a wide variety of skin conditions, from acne and eczema to sun damage.

They help when they are rubbed in to the skin used topically.

Probiotic cream can reduce inflammation and lower the skins pH making it more acidic and thus less conducive for bacteria to grow.

Then, further studies show that taking probiotics orally strengthens your skins defenses and reduces the likelihood of eczema in people prone to it.

The review also showed that daily use was necessary to see the full benefits.

Dr. Susanne Bennett, D.C., CCSP, a natural allergy expert who specializes in environmental medicine, and who has authored  ‘The 7 Day Allergy Makeover‘ says,

“Your skin has its own flora ranging from bacteria to yeasts to viruses. When this flora is out of balance, skin infection, and/or bacterial and fungal overgrowth can occur causing a myriad of conditions”.

“Probiotics used internally and topically improves and strengthens the skin’s integrity, making it less likely to be damaged by the sun and other external elements.”

2 Bloating

  • Often, bloating is not triggered by how much you eat, but rather by eating certain foods that are difficult to digest.
  • These undigested substances then pass into your colon and produce gas bubbles that make your stomach swell up and produce uncomfortable and unattractive belly bloat.
  • However, with the proper amounts of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract, food that is hard to digest is broken down quickly.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is a blend of beneficial bacteria that immediately addresses the source of discomfort and improves the pH of your colon, allowing the bacterial balance to regulate itself and so correct the root cause of the bloating and abdominal discomfort.

3  Bad Breath – Halitosis

We know that the primary cause of bad breath is the formation of so-called volatile sulfur compound that are the by-products of bacterial metabolic degradation.

This happens on all oral surfaces as well as in periodontal pockets and also on the tongue surface.

 Researchers have identified the species of bacteria most associated with odor production, along with a species most prevalent in those subjects without bad breath. In fact, the good species,

A study published in the Journal, “Current Opinion in Gastroenterology” looks at how oral care probiotics can be used to help with bad breath. They found that probiotics can help replace the odor-causing oral bacteria with other beneficial ones.

The European Journal of Pediatrics published a study in 2001 that looks at how the use of a beneficial strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) greatly improved bad breath that came from gastric gases.

Another, more recent study in the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology showed that Lactobacillus salivarius may be able to overcome bad breath coming from the mouth.

There are many studies that show how L salivarius combats bad breath.

The Journal of Applied Microbiology also published a study that found a week-long course of L. salivarius dramatically dropped the amount of volatile sulfur compounds in the mouth. Another study published in the International Journal of Contemporary Dentistry said that adding Streptococcus salivarius bacteria into the mouth after rinsing with mouthwash can reduce levels of sulfur on one’s breath i.e. reduce bad breath.

Other important benefits of using good probiotic bacteria strains is to help the body’s resistance to and also possibly reduce occurrences of,

  • gum disease,
  • cavities, and
  • sore throats

4 Respiratory Conditions

A review combining the work of dozens of researchers across the world, published in the British Journal of Nutrition in April 2014, found that taking probiotics lessened the duration of common upper respiratory tract infections. This type of assessment, which is known as a systematic review, is widely accepted by many regulatory and policy-setting organizations worldwide as the best means to weigh evidence for a given intervention.

This review on probiotics gives strong evidence for the value of probiotics as part of a healthy diet. The paper’s lead author, Dr. Sarah King, who is affiliated with York Health Economics Consortium in the UK, says, “The core of nutrition science is to advise on the construction of a diet that helps maintain health and reduce risk of disease. “

“This paper shows that with the addition of live lactobacilli and bifidobacteria to your diet, the duration of upper respiratory tract infections (e.g. colds) could be shortened.”

“Combined with results from a 2011 meta-analysis published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, which demonstrated that probiotics can reduce the incidence of upper RTIs, the implication of these findings are important, and could translate into cost savings and improvements in peoples’ quality of life.”

Most important is the fact that the majority of these studies were considered to be well-conducted, so that their results – and therefore the meta-analyses conclusions – are more likely to be reliable. (9)

“Probiotics go beyond the gut to influence other systems such as the respiratory system, kidneys, and skin,” says gastroenterologist and researcher Sonia Michail, MD,  director and section chief of the division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.

“There have been some limited reports that suggest modest benefits to the consumption of probiotics in reducing upper respiratory infections in children, especially those attending daycare.”

5 Colds and Flu

Probiotics help your colds and flu by supporting your immune system.

Because the gut is the first entrance into the body, it serves as a physical barrier against pathogens, toxins and even undigested food particles.

So that’s why the immune system is directed to take care of the gut barrier and to quickly address any problem from there.

Why are probiotics important for the immune system?

When probiotics restore the gut bacteria, the immune system is able to recover and fight against the pathogens and toxins.

However, probiotics do more than that. They also increase the production of immunoglobulins and specialized immune cells such as T lymphocytes and NK (Natural Killer) cells.

Studies have shown that probiotics improve what we call phagocytosis, which is the ability of white blood cells to engulf and destroy viruses. According to the results of many studies as well as the Cochrane review, the beneficial effects of probiotics on the immune system can shorten cold and flu episodes, especially effective against cold and flu in children.

6  Prevent Pregnancy risks like Pre-eclampsia

According to a Norwegian study pregnant women who regularly consumed dairy-based probiotics, such as yogurt, were less likely to develop preeclampsia.

Pre-eclampsia is a sudden increase in blood pressure during pregnancy, and it often happens in the 20th week. About 5% of pregnant women suffer from pre-eclampsia.

Unfortunately, preeclampsia can progress to become dangerous to both the mother & the child.

Brantsaeter, the lead researcher, calls the GI tract the largest “immune interface” with the outside world. She says that probiotics regulate gut health by suppressing disease-causing bacteria, and they also influence inflammation, blood pressure, and the risk of diabetes.

Actually, Brantsaeter and her colleagues studied the dietary habits of 33,399 women and their deliveries over a period of seven years. The women who generally consumed dairy-based probiotics that were rich in Lactobacilli species were 21% less likely to develop preeclampsia.

Then there were women who consumed about 5 ounces of probiotics daily. They had a 39% lower risk of preeclampsia. Those who consumed probiotics once a week were 25% less likely to develop the disorder.

Researchers also showed that Lactobacillus L. rhamnosus probiotics were able to reduce inflammation in placental cells.

7 Help Stress, Depression and Anxiety

There are many human and animal studies to show the unique connection between stress reactions and the gut. Probiotics have been shown to help people feel less stressed. This connection is particularly noticeable by people with IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome.

Dr. Jeffrey Lackner of the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has a seven-year, $8.9 million grant to test this very situation, i.e.  The Efficacy of Behavioral Self-Management Treatment for IBS.

A study by Bravo JA1, Forsythe P, Chew MV, Escaravage E, Savignac HM, Dinan TG, Bienenstock J, Cryan JF. showed that taking Lactobacillus strains regulate emotional behavior and central GABA receptor expression in a mouse via the vagus nerve.

Another study published in The Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility showed that the probiotic, Bifidobacterium longum NCC3001, normalized anxiety-like behavior in mice with infectious colitis by modulating the vagal pathways within the gut-brain.

Researchers at UCLA, also found that probiotics actually were able to alter peoples’ brain function. The study involved healthy women. They found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria, probiotics, through yogurt, showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task.

Other researchers found that the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus had an important effect on GABA levels which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that is has an important function involved in regulating many physiological and psychological processes, in certain brain regions and they were able to lower the stress-induced hormone called corticosterone, which results in reducing anxiety and depression.

8 Strengthen Bones

Research done exclusively on Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics found that when women ages 48 and older took a Japanese probiotic supplement for at least eight weeks, their bone density was 36 percent higher when compared to those who didn’t take the supplement.(3)

‘Scientists suspect that probiotics help the body properly digest calcium,’ said Fred Pescatore, M.D., science advisor  for Essential Formulas Incorporated, U.S. distributor of Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics, the Japanese supplement used in the study.”

“This is a surprising side benefit of probiotics, which are most often indicated for supporting digestive health and immune response. Derived from a fermented vegetable blend, it is actually a whole food that contains probiotics, prebiotics (substances that feed probiotics), and organic acids.”

Scientists recognize that it is equally relevant to provide both pro- and pre-biotic components for the GI tract to enhance calcium uptake. Such significant results might not happen when using other types of probiotic supplements.

  • Bone Health Fast Facts
    Did you know that in the United States, 1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures occur annually, resulting in over $47 million in direct medical expenses per day?
  • Another important consideration is that more women die each year from osteoporosis-related injuries than from ovarian and breast cancer combined.
  • Beware of eating loads of sugar, soft drinks, caffeine, and too much alcohol as well as smoking. They can all make the bone-building process more difficult.(4)

9 Travel

Ann Louise Gittleman, a U.S. nutrition expert, has commented in her book “The Gut Flush Plan”. She says,

“While you can take precautions against food-borne illnesses in your own kitchen, that’s much more difficult to do when you’re travelling. Contamination can lead to all sorts of digestive grief….That’s not exactly a fun souvenir.”

Anne Louse Gittleman has a few tips for travelers to keep their stomachs safe on vacation which includes taking probiotics:

  1. Skip the salad bar: They are usually just a colorful buffet of bacteria.
  2. Disinfect your hotel room: Bacteria is lurking on TV remotes, minibar handles and even bathroom counters. There’s no telling where previous occupants have been or whom or what they have also touched.
  3. Dust your food: Yes, we are talking about ‘chardust’ which can be sprinkled from activated charcoal caps onto any suspicious cuisine.
  4. Pack the probiotics: These beneficial bacteria will give pathogens the heave-ho even before they can get a foothold in your gut.
  5. Spice up your meals for health: Oregano, garlic, thyme, cayenne and turmeric are loaded with antioxidants that can out-smart many nasty bacteria — even the superbugs in some cases.

10 Vaginal Infections

Conventional treatment uses antibiotics and unfortunately, the failure rate is high. We know that more than half of treated women experience another infection within 3 months. Why? because the antibiotics killed all the good bacteria as well as the bad bacteria.

On the other hand, when probiotics are used, whether with or instead of, antibiotic therapy, we see very good results, because we are supporting an environment where the natural Lactobacillus strains are able to flourish again. It’s the Lactobacillus bacteria that help the function of the body’s immune systems to get rid of  the infection.(16)

Clinical trials showed that intra-vaginal administration of Lactobacillus acidophilus for 6-12 days, or oral administration of L. acidophilus or Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 and Lactobacillus fermentum RC-14 for 2 months, showed that they were able to minimize symptoms of bacterial vaginosis.

Results indicate an increase in beneficial vaginal lactobacilli and it also actually restored the normal vaginal microbiota, significantly more frequently than did a placebo, acetic acid or with no treatment at all.  FYI there are several suppositories that are now available for introvaginal treatment from your local health food store.

Dr Ohhira’s range of probiotic supplements and skin products are superior and an excellent choice to enhance your health and well being as well as overcome specific signs and symptoms that may be bothersome on a day to day basis.

uBiome-The Key to What Microbes Live in My Gut.

Follow me on my quest to get to the bottom of what bacteria live in my gut.

I’ve read for a long time that everyone should be taking probiotics,  Honestly though, I rarely have any digestion issues, stomach upset, irregular bowel movements or even bloating or gas. At times I think maybe I have a stomach of steel. It could be because I eat a very healthy diet and incorporate a lot of foods with naturally occurring probiotics in them on a regular basis. I’m not sure what resides in my gut. Is it good bacteria, bad bacteria or a mix of the two.

One thing is that I regularly consume fermented foods; kimchi, krauts, pickled products and fermented yogurt products. In fact, there are even times where I eat kimchi and sour kraut for breakfast on top of my eggs.

Probiotics are for people who have chronic gut conditions and weakened immune systems, I thought.

Then I started reading up on probiotics and the gut and realized the havoc that goes on when you take antibiotics. I knew about this. I definitely accepted the idea that everyone should take a round of probiotics once they finish their course of antibiotics. I even did the same thing for my two dogs whenever they finished a round of antibiotics for their chronic ear infections.

So, when I had to go on antibiotics last spring for a root canal I was ready. I loaded up on the probiotics during and after my procedure and felt I’d done my part.

Or, so I thought. I have to admit I did wonder if I had replaced all my gut bacteria which was wiped out by taking probiotics for a few weeks and eating raw goat yogurt.

Is all the fermented food really doing it’s job by bringing in hundreds of strains of bacteria? How will I really know?

uBiome Gut TestThen I heard about uBiome. It’s a way to check out these microbes in your gut. This test actually does a DNA sequencing of your microbes.

It names the microbes and tells you how many you have of each strain. That was exciting to me.

The uBiome Test Kit can be ordered at uBiome.com.

In the meantime I was intrigued by uBiome. I went on line and checked out their site to find out who uBiome was. The test looked pretty simple and user friendly.

Basically you just order a kit, test the site area, send it in and wait six weeks. They had multiple areas of your body you could test but I was just interested in the Gut Test for now.

My test arrived the same week. I read the instructions, which by the way, were simple to understand and even had pictures.

I realized that I would have to wait until the morning to take the sample with my first bowel movement of the day.

For now, I went on line and set up my account. Pretty simple.

Create a log in user name and password. Since I intended to take my sample the following morning I entered that as my sample date. You can always take your sample at a later date if you wish too.

The next morning I took the sample. This might sound a little gross but it was really more like a science experiment. Included in my kit was a sample swab. The test instructions said to swab the toilet paper I had used to include just the slightest change in color on the swab.

I did that. Step two; put the swab in the collection tube and stir it up for a minute. This small vial has some sort of clear liquid in it.

Finally, put on the cap and shake for a minute.

Done.

Next drop it in the pouch and place in the mailer which is already prepaid and addressed to the uBiome lab.

It was so easy!

Next, I just wait for my results.

The instructions say that uBiome will email me when they receive my sample and when my results are posted in my account.

I can’t wait. When I get the results I’ll share all the details with you.

Until then, try some kimchi for breakfast.

Do You Have Leaky Gut? Find Out

What is Leaky Gut?

In a nut shell it’s intestinal permeability. People with leaky gut experience symptoms within a short time after eating.  Symptoms like stomach upset, gas, bloating and fatigue.

How Does Leaky Gut Happen?

Leaky gut occurs when your gut lining breaks down. This allows proteins, gluten, undigested foods and even bad bacteria to leak into your bloodstream.

What happens next?

Your body creates an immune response; this response is what causes you to feel ill after you eat and lethargic.

Leaky gut left over time causes your body to be in a constant state of inflammation.  Left untreated this inflammation contributes to chronic illness such as cardiovascular disease, cancer,  auto-immune disorders, mood disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and allergies.

What Causes Leaky Gut?

Leaky Gut can be caused by any of number of things. Here’s the most common:

  • poor diet
  • alcohol
  • stress
  • antibiotics
  • intestinal bugs
  • sugar

What’s the Solution?

First and foremost, find out about your gut health.  If you think you may  have Leaky Gut; take the at home Genova Lab Intestinal Permeability urine test. If you do have Leaky Gut start by repairing the gut.

Leaky Gut Formula has been shown to be extremely helpful in repairing the gut lining. Also, consider Intestinal Repair Capsules.

Crowd out the bad bacteria with good bacteria. Start taking a Probiotic and a Prebiotic. Leaky Gut responds extremely well to the combination of PerfectPass Prebiotic and PerfectPass Probiotic. Together they increase your good bacteria diversity as well as help to eliminate bad bacteria.

Give your digestive tract a break so it can focus on repair by using digestive enzymes; Perfect Pass Digestive Enzymes help digest  food when taken with meals and will reduce inflammation when taken between meals.

Now, take a look at your diet choices.

A very close look.

Are you eating refined carbohydrates, processed convenience foods or foods with hidden sugars.

With a Leaky Gut, these foods will continue to wreak havoc on your system and you will have a tough time healing.

Check out this book by Elaine Gottschall; Breaking the Vicious Cycle. This is an excellent resource for recipes and tips on how to reduce inflammation and heal your gut through foods.

In the meantime for more information on Leaky Gut, watch this short video of Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan. Kiran explains how they  performed a clinical trial measuring the toxic response of persons with Leaky Gut Syndrome before and after taking a 60 day course of probiotics. The trial participants were cured of their intestinal permeability after the 60 days! The spores of probiotics are the same soil based spores that you can find in Perfect Pass Probiotics.

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Sheryl Cohen February 14, 2017