Some of the more common signs of an unbalanced gut are bloating, constipation, diarrheal and gas.Even if you are not displaying the above symptoms, the following are contributions to an unhealthy gut and microflora:
- Contraceptives or birth control
- Over-the-counter pain medication or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s)
- Surgery, especially abdominal or bowel
- Radiation Therapy
- Diets high in refined carbohydrates, sugar, processed foods and fast foods
- Genetically modified foods such as soy, corn and wheat
- Diets low in fermentable fibers
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- Toxic, rancid oils
- Stress (especially chronic stress)
- Overweight or obesity
What does it mean to have an imbalance of intestinal flora?
You have numerous species of bacteria in your intestines. They are a delicate ratio of good bacteria which keeps you healthy and has the ability to keep bad bacteria in check. When you engage in the above lifestyle points, you disrupt the delicate balance. When this happens, you start to become sick more often, and, depending on the condition, can lead to other problems like allergies, food sensitivities, disease and other health problems, including cancer.
- Thyroid disorders including Hashimoto’s
- Inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- Colds and flu
- Yeast Infections
As bad as this list looks numerous studies are indicating proper microflora can help with these conditions and the possibility of reversal of some through an improved diet, the right nutrients and supplementation with probiotics.
When it comes to probiotics it is not a matter of “one size fits all” or any probiotic will do. Probiotics can be tailored to your current lifestyle needs. There are specific strains for Candida, after antibiotic use, visiting a third world country, chronic diarrheal. There are also specific strains for children and adults of all ages.
Learn how eating the right foods can support your digestive system as well as boost your immune system. Natural ways to increase good bacteria is through fermented foods such as kimichi and fermented drinks such as Kombucha.
At Sanoviv our menu includes fermented foods to naturally increase friendly bacteria. We also have an incredible line of professional grade, third party independently tested probiotics in our online store. If you are suffering with any of the symptoms listed reach out today and speak with one of our qualified Program Specialists today.
Thanks for your message. It’s very informative.
A naturopathe told me that if the person is constipated. He can’t take
Omega – 3. Is it true? and Why?
Thanks in advance
Thank you, Karen…
Please keep doing this…
I am listening to Dr. Karen Wolfe on the Inflammation webinar. She mentioned you might be able to help answer my question.
My friend had a hysterectomy last month. She immediately went back to the hospital and discovered she developed colitis. Today she told me she is still having problems eating food and the doctors can’t seem to find a solution. I recommended she try the USANA probiotics and digestive enzyme. Karen said you recommended the probiotic be taken at night. What do you recommend for her? When should she take it? How often? With water or food? How long before she experiences improvements?
Are there other supplements she should avoid for now? Or ones she should definitely take?
She is very frustrated with the doctors and excited to hear USANA may be able to help her get better. She is a good friend and I am sad to hear of her problems. I appreciate any advice you can give me.
I seem to have the worst gut. I’m 70. Been using Usana for 3 years. Can not eat the bars. Painfulll Do have thyroid (low). Please help me , maybe with the 3rd party probiotics. Have a nutria meal each morning Use Essensils,Profanbinal,prococa, omaga 3. Coquinone. Vit. D. Calcium . Exercise H2O. Walk.