Gut bacteria linked to many diseases and ailments

digestive system

There is bacteria throughout your digestive system, some of which is considered good bacteria which assists in proper digestion, while others are bad bacteria and have been found to cause or increases problematic symptoms. Typically people relate only stomach related issues with their digestion, such as cramps, gas, diarrhea, and constipation; what most don’t realize is that this level of good or bad bacteria and how your body processes food and toxins can affect all parts of your body. If you think about the process of what happens to things you consume, this makes sense because our food is the driving force for energy and proper function of our entire body, and although our digestive system has amazing immune resistance, the bad bacteria inevitably make it’s way traveling throughout all the organs in our body…

Quality studies have shown this bacteria can be the direct cause of migraines 1, depression and anxiety 2, as well as linked to more major concerns, such as MS 3, Parkinson’s disease 4, severity of stokes 5, and more. It seems there are numerous studies on how these bad bacteria can negatively affect your body, but there does not seem to be a strong public awareness of how something easily manageable can reduce or completely cure negative symptoms.

A large portion of my practice is to learn about your lifestyle and eating habits to find potential correlations to symptoms you may be experiencing or how best to achieve your health goals. This often relates to starting with a plan to balance the bacteria in your gut. Colon hydrotherapy is also a quick and effective means to jump start the process of removing bad bacteria and replacing with good bacteria.

[1] American Society of Microbiology: Migraines Are Correlated with Higher Levels of Nitrate-, Nitrite-, and Nitric Oxide-Reducing Oral Microbes in the American Gut Project Cohort. Study Summary article reference from The Guardian.
[2] Amanda Boundris – McMaster University
[3] University of Iowa Health Care: Link between gut bacteria, MS discovered
[4] CNBC – Robert Ferris – Parkinson’s linked to gut bacteria
[5] Nature America – Commensal microbiota affects ischemic stroke outcome
by regulating intestinal γδ T cells