How to Restore and Improve Your Gut Bacteria

…enough to increase the number of beneficial microorganisms in the gut. These bacteria will then start to ferment more soluble fiber into products like butyric acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, and propionic acid, which in turn provide energy and improve our ability to absorb minerals, vitamins, and fat. For…

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How Healthy Gut Bacteria Support Digestive Health

…the immune system, I explain how the byproducts of microflora metabolism help keep the colon slightly acidic. Among these acidifiers are acetic, butyric, and lactic acids. They make the environment less hospitable to pathogenic bacteria (particularly gas-producing bacteria, which thrive in a slightly…

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My All-Natural Treatment Plan for Ulcerative Colitis

…have successfully used enemas of butyric acid. Butyric acid is naturally produced by cells in the colon through the fermentation of fiber, and is the main source of energy for the cells lining the large intestine. German studies have repeatedly shown that butyric acid enemas can reduce diarrhea, inflammation…

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