Restore Gut Health
Gut Health – What you need to know…
“All disease starts in the Gut” or does it…
It is difficult to get onto Social Media today and not see some new news or scientific breakthrough relating to our microbiome. It would be easy to assume that we have found a panacea cure for all conditions… I as much as anybody would love to be able to say that all conditions are now curable … but that wouldn’t be accurate…
However combining the knowledge of Natural Medicine with the latest scientific developments means that there are a significant number of conditions that up until now looked like they were at best to be managed with drugs… can be treated differently with a much-improved outcome for our patients…
What is the Human Microbiome?
The human microbiome is composed of bacteria, archaea, viruses and eukaryotic microbes that reside in and on our bodies. These microbes have tremendous potential to impact our physiology, both in health and in disease.
In essence the health of our microbiome massively impacts our health. Our human microbiome has 39 trillion cells, which is in excess of all the other cells we have in our body. Just as we are all similar but unique as humans… it is the same with our microbiome… to date there is no data that specifies a single ideal microbiome…
But what do we now know...
Diversity is Better: Animal and human epidemiological studies have linked a reduction in bacterial adversity to chronic diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation and bowel disease.
All Probiotics are the same: We are starting to have ‘strain specificity’ depending on what condition is involved…
Type does matter: There are 6 Core bacteria strains that have been found in appreciable levels in 80% of the healthy individuals tested.
Leaky Gut: Leaky Gut is now widely accepted as playing a role in many autoimmune conditions. One of the key factors influencing leaky gut is our ability to metabolise fibre down into butyrate. Breaking fibre down into butyrate requires Gut Bacteria.
Diet and Gut Health: Our diet especially our western diet has been linked to decreasing our diversity and hence negatively impacts our health.
Probiotics and fibre: Consuming low fibre diets especially diets that are low in fruit and vegetables, actually starves bowel microbes leading them to feed off the mucosal barrier of our Gut wall so as to survive.
When do you need to consider getting some help with your Gut Health?
Do You experience:
1. Regular Bloating and feeling full after very little food.
2. Constipation / Diarrhoea.
3. Burning in your GUT.
4. Diagnosed with IBS / Chron’s / Ulcerative Colitis.
5. Have an autoimmune condition.
6. Cannot lose weight / cannot keep weight off.
7. Thyroid Dysfunction.
8. Acid Reflux.
9. Depression / Anxiety.
10. Feeling overly Tired and Exhausted.
11. Never well since returning from overseas.