What Is Helping You Now, Could Actually Be Destroying Your Gut!by Sharon Thurow on 01/21/16
Have you ever experienced diarrhea with antibiotic use? This is due to a imbalance in the normal intestinal flora and possible overgrowth of pathogens, unfriendly or dangerous bacteria. There is a lot of research regarding even a single use of antibiotics. It could permanently change the gut flora (micro biota) & decrease good bacteria protecting your gut. The use of antibiotics can potentially let bad bacteria overtake your gut environment, causing dysbiosis. Imbalanced micro biota in the gut is also a factor in autoimmunity, when your body doesn’t recognize its own tissues and attacks them.
Your gut is responsible for approximately 80% of your immunity to fight against disease. The gut is naturally permeable to very small molecules in order to absorb vital nutrients from the food that you eat. In fact, regulating intestinal permeability is one of the basic functions of the cells that line the intestinal wall. The destruction of healthy gut bacteria (flora) can make the mucosal lining more susceptible to leakage. When your gut is leaky, things like toxins, microbes, undigested food particles, and more can escape from your intestines and travel throughout your body into your bloodstream. Your immune system marks these foreign toxins as pathogens and attacks them. A lack of healthy gut bacteria is associated with allergies, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Hashimotos Thyroiditis (most common cause of hypothyroidism or slow thyroid), IBD, and general autoimmune reactions happen when this all comes into play.
How can you heal this now leaky gut?
1. Replace the good. Add back the essential ingredients for proper digestion and absorption, such as digestive enzymes (Spectrazyme Complete by Nutri-dyn)
2. You need to restore the gut-friendly bacteria and micro biota with probiotics. One option could be UltraFlora Spectrum (a Nutri-Dyn product)
3. You must work on repairing the intestinal lining with glutamine which heals the intestinal lining (for example, Glutagenics from Nutri-dyn).
Antibiotics are sometimes needed in the setting of illness and should be used with careful consideration. You should try to take steps to increase your immunity through a healthy diet, exercise, adequate water intake and the daily use of probiotics. Natural alternatives with antimicrobial properties include Candibactin AR, a formula designed for intestinal microbial balance and proper digestion. It is aimed at harmonizing digestive and respiratory function, believed to be essential for a strong immune function. An alternative could be Candibactin BR for intestinal illnesses, a berberine formula for healthy intestinal environment to support immune and detoxification functions.
At Thurow Primary Preventive Healthcare, we take your health and the use of antibiotics seriously. As our patient, you receive the opportunity to purchase Nutri-Dyn products on-site in our clinic or for a 10% discount online. Call to make an appointment today! It would be our privilege to be a part of your health management and care team.Top of Form