Intestinal microbiome usually associated with the balance of microorganisms in the intestinal tract has stolen the spotlight in the world of health. It is associated with several disorders such as obesity, bad mood, bad skin conditions, as well as worse autoimmune conditions.
Unfortunately, most of the North American diets depend on antibiotics and synthetic anti-bacterial products. This situation is exacerbated by the lack of fermented food.
Some of the symptoms associated are:
Inflammation – The excessive amount of friendly bacteria actually increases inflammation, joint pain, autoimmune diseases, and even skin disorders.
Weight – healthy microbiome is helpful in weight loss. Various studies have concluded that the balance of the microbiome may alter the body’s metabolism.
Emotional health – If you have an imbalance of microbiome then you are likely to experience depression, even emotional fatigue and brain fog. It’s quite surprising how much it can affect! You should also be aware that stress worsens your microbiome and will ultimately reduce the quality of digestion and health.
How you can correct this condition:
Probiotics: Good bacteria that play an important role in the balance. The probiotics can be consumed in the form of capsules, powders, and also natural fermented foods. Some examples of natural fermented foods are kefir, pickles, kimchi, and sauerkraut.
Prebiotics: This is the giver of healthy bacteria, usually containing fiber and arabinogalactans. The examples are garlic, artichokes, asparagus, okra and carrots.
Anti-microbial supplements: Sometimes you need antimicrobials to combat pathogenic organisms, such as parasites, bacteria, and yeast. Some of the antimicrobials are caprylic acid, uva ursi, berberine, grape seed extract, and oregano.
Reducing foods that contain flour and sugar is highly recommended. For information, a variety of pathogenic organisms or ‘bad bugs’ are very like diets rich in sugar and refined carbohydrates. This step is very important in balancing your microbiome.
The conclusion is that you can take natural steps to address the imbalance microbiome.