Bacterial Imbalance

What Causes Diarrhea?

…consider the following factors that can cause diarrhea: * Bacterial Imbalance * An Open Ileocecal Valve * Drugs Bacterial Imbalance Your colon is like a constant bacterial war zone. There is a continuous battle going on between the beneficial bacterial flora in your bowel, and a massive quantity of germs…

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Balanced Microflora Is a Cornerstone of Immune Health

…of these concepts are valid. If you have an open, infected wound or massive bacterial infection, penicillin can save your life. If, on the other hand, you suffer from chronic inflammation due to an imbalance in bacterial flora, wiping out all the bacteria in your system with antibiotics isn’t the…

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Why Mood Disorder Treatment Should Begin With Gut Bacteria

…systematically, through diet and lifestyle, eliminated and altered the bacterial flora in our gut. The changes have been so widespread and dramatic that is literally impossible to document and list them all. Western Diet Destroys Bacterial Balance I’ve talked about many of the obvious factors, such as the…

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Lifestyle Habits That Damage Gut Bacteria

…antibacterial soaps, shampoos, and creams. * Chlorinated drinking water. Drinking chlorinated water can make it almost impossible to maintain ideal bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract because chlorine kills all bacteria, regardless of whether they are good or bad. * Pesticide and herbicide…

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The Unique Effects of Gut Bacteria on Babies and Seniors

…for some reason, we’re just now “discovering” that giving antibiotics to our babies has the same result. Duh. We’re killing the natural bacterial flora in the human body that influences how we break down and absorb various nutrients that help keep us lean and healthy. Doing it at such a critical…

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What Causes Bloating and Excessive Gas?

…undesirable bacteria that can enter your body through food and water. And if these bacteria are left to multiply unchecked, they can create a bacterial imbalance that can lead to belching, stomach bloat, and excessive gas. That's why I believe it is imperative to include certain foods in your diet that…

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FDA Is Limiting Access to Fecal Transplants

…results have been just as successful. Learn how to perform a fecal transplant. More Advice From Dr. Williams on Digestive Health * Symptoms of Bacterial Imbalance in the Digestive System * Ways to Grow Beneficial Bacteria & Improve Digestion * How to Choose the Best Probiotic Supplement

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Signs You Have Too Much Bad Bacteria in Your Gut

…the the body's normal function in many ways. See a list of all articles about Gut Bacteria in the Gut Bacteria and Probiotics Index Any imbalance of normal bacterial flora is referred to as dysbacteriosis. Here are some of the signs the problem affects you. Digestive symptoms associated with too much…

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Dangers of an Underactive Thyroid

…cell and directly influence over 100 different cellular enzymes. With hypothyroidism, individuals routinely become more susceptible to viral and bacterial infections, especially those of the respiratory and urinary tracts. Depression and Mental Confusion Many of today’s common mental problems can be…

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What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

…when a long course of treatment or potent antibiotics have been used to address the infection. Antibiotics disrupt the normal bacterial flora in the gut, and this imbalance can lead to irritable bowel syndrome. Back to Top Food Intolerance Intolerance to certain foods is one of the primary triggers…

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Probiotics 101: What They Are and Why You Need One Every Day

…that probiotic bacteria support digestive health.) In fact, the influence of beneficial bacteria is so strong that some people have referred to our bacterial colonies as additional organs in the body. Probiotics are usually discussed within the context of healthy digestion because they are densely concentrated…

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Gut Bacteria May Influence Food Cravings

…. Every month, new discoveries are being made about the significance of establishing and maintaining the proper bowel flora. We’ve seen how an imbalance can be an underlying cause of everything from cancer and heart disease to mood and anxiousness. Addressing this area of your health is becoming more…

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The Importance of Gut Bacteria During Infancy

…births in the United States were by Cesarean section. * Formula feeding. Opting for formula feeding instead of breast feeding can also disrupt normal bacterial growth in the bowel. Breast-fed babies have a normal (for babies) pH of the lower bowel of 5 to 5.5. This acidic pH is ideal for the growth of healthy…

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