Was that last binge on you or was it your gut bacteria in the intestinal microbiome that produced your cravings?
Every week one or more of my patients tests positive for Helicobacter pylori infection. They usually suffer with distention, foul gas, belching, funky stool, anxiety, thyroid fluctuations, air hunger, low energy and have taken several courses of antibiotics over their lifetime and even for a previous H. pylori infection.
It's not just a gut feeling. There is tangible evidence that CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is either accompanied or caused by gram negative enterobacteria that migrates through the gut wall. Normally kept in check by tight gap junctions in the intestines, these enterobacteria translocate easily through a permeable mucosa membrane causing elevated IgM and IgA markers for endotoxins in the blood. This in turn causes systemic oxidative stress.
This spooky looking parasite is Giardia and it can triple your risk of getting irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue years after an original infection.
Hey, I'm trying to poop here - do you mind?
Premature infants have a rough beginning because they are weeks earlier than the expected due date and most likely they came into the world via C-section. These infants are behind in their postnatal development of intestinal microflora. How do we know this and what can we do about it?
Our gastrointestinal tract loves the good live bacteria that is found in yogurt, kefir, miso and sauerkraut.
And you know from my previous blogs that the "microbiome" regulates everything in your body. Even more benefits are being discovered.
You got diagnosed with H. Pylori and followed the standard medical recommendations of triple antibiotics and you gained a significant amount of weight. Now your pathogen free and obese. Isn't there a better way?
When pathogenic bacteria overgrow in our intestinal tract we have serious health consequences. Consequences of intestinal inflammation linger for weeks beyond the point of detectable inflammatory markers.
Every day we get more information about the importance of our intestinal microbiome. Leaky gut, a modern epidemic is ground zero for turning on genes and letting pathogens grow that cause chronic diseases. Leaky gut can be reversed.