How To Fix The Gut

In order to know how you can fix the gut you need to know first how a healthy gut microbiome looks like.

Stomach pain

Do you suffer from stomach pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, skin irritations, liver issues, low thyroid hormone levels?

All of those symptoms are related to an unhealthy microbiome

A healthy microbiome has

  • 1. Not many pathogens
  • 2. A strong mucosal barrier
  • 3. Tight junctions that prevents leakage
  • 4. Low mucosal inflammation

In this image you’ll see a healthy gut lining with Tight junctions that keep the one cell layer of the gut lining together. There are no gaps where large particles could slip through and irritate the immune system and end up in the liver through the hepatic portal vein.

You also see a healthy Mucosal layer and low levels of pathogens in the layer above the mucosa

Gut lining

Why is it so important to have a healthy microbiome?

A healthy microbiome has an impact on our overall health

Metabolites are produced in the Microbiome and the intestinal barrier, that separates the outside world from the inside of our body, is supported by the Microbiome.

In addition the microbiome supports our immune system regulation and a healthy responds of the immune system.

In addition the microbiome supports our immune system regulation and a healthy responds of the immune system. The environment in the gut with a functional microbiome creates an environment that is more resilient and it is less likely that the host (that’s the person with the healthy gut) develops a chronic disease.

What are the Functions of a healthy Microbiome?

The beneficial bacteria in the Microbiome create:

  • Short-Chain Fatty Acids
  • Vitamins
  • Antioxidants
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Optimize the gut pH level

The Pathogenic bacteria produce byproducts that are more unhealthy

  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Methane
  • Toxins and Virulence factors
  • Lipopolysaccharide

Prescription drugs, Antibiotics, Stress and a poor diet have a negative impact on the microbiome. The balance of beneficial and opportunistic bacteria is disrupted – which we call Dysbiosis –

As a result the microbiome can not keep the tight junctions strong and food particles, toxins can enter the blood stream that’s connected to the liver.

In addition, pathogenic bacteria have the opportunity to grow in numbers and potentially cause discomfort and/or disease.

All disease starts in the gut

Hippocrates

Dysbiosis leads too Leaky Gut:

  • We find more pathogens
  • A degraded mucosal layer
  • Inflamed intestinal cells
  • Immune response

Gut – Organ – Axis

The different types of bacteria that live in the Microbiome perform different functions.

The consequence of dybiosis is of course the disruption of the functions by the bacteria in the gut. This has an influence on all organs through the Gut-Organ-Axis.

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Microbiome Health can be Restored

  1. Diet, & Prebiotics
  2. Digestion
  3. Remove Dysbiosis Risk Factors
  4. Support Commensal gut bacteria
  5. Reduce Inflammation & Rebuild Barriers