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?
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
- 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.
Stay 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.