How to restore a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.

How to restore a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.

The gut is one of the body’s major organs, along with the lungs and the skin, it is one of the most common areas for health problems in the western world. With dysbiosis, a bacterial imbalance of the gut, possibly being one of the major causes of many conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue and Candida Albicans to name just a few.

It is also believed that it could play a role in debilitating conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis.

The good news is that you can take some very simple steps to help build up the formulation of beneficial bacteria in the gut and reduce the symptoms, and even the risk, of developing many of these digestive related conditions. Although it would be foolish to suggest that there is any one cause, with pesticides and other environmental issues playing a major role in the state of our health, lifestyle and diet are also recognised as having a huge impact.

Correcting yeast overgrowth as well as dysbiosis, will go a long way in helping to ward off some of these common ailments. Ensuring a good balanced diet, including such things as Garlic, Rosemary, Oregano and Thyme, just a few of the herbs that can help protect the gut, will also make an enormous difference to our health. As well as regularly including them in your diet you can find many of them in supplement form along with beneficial bacteria designed to help replace, and balance, the bacteria in your gut.

It might surprise you to know that we all carry some of the bacteria Candida Albicans in our systems but the natural flora in our gut can usually prevent yeast overgrowth and ward off the symptoms of serious infection.

Unfortunately there are many things that can compromise the balance such as taking antibiotics, and this is why thrush is so common after a course of them. In addition to antibiotics, stress, poor diet and oral contraceptives can also alter gut flora and increase our risk of bacterial, fungal and yeast infections. It isn’t just Candida that poses a risk to our health, infections such as MRSA and CDAD are a constant worry for health care practitioners.

These bacteria pose a very serious threat to health, especially to the already vulnerable sick and elderly who are more likely to have reduced immune systems. Research has proved that good quality beneficial bacteria formulas containing both Bifidobacteria and Lactobacteria giving a presence in both the large and small intestines can help in correcting yeast overgrowth and other forms of bacterial dysbiosis.

These probiotics work together to protect against and reduce the production of pro-inflammatory substances and will stimulate the immune system cells to seek out and kill pathogens whose sole purpose is to cause us harm. These and many more supplements can be found at Lifestyle Vitamins so browse the website and set yourself and your digestive system on the road to health today.

Many of us are not even aware that the everyday symptoms we ‘put up with’ are an indication that our gut’s digestive flora is out of balance. Headaches, fatigue, flatulence, diarrhoea and constipation are just a few of the more common symptoms. There are many others such as bad breath, PMS, bladder infections and prostate problems and all can be possible symptoms of this common condition. The good news is you can improve things before they get any worse and improve your future health just by taking a few simple steps right now.