By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
YUCK…. Bacteria! I know it is not a subject that most people want to talk about unless maybe you are a bit of a science nerd. But today we are going to talk about the good, bad, and the ugly, in regards to bacteria. Yes, believe it or not, your body does need bacteria -the right kind. Too much bad bacteria can wreak havoc on your body and your sense of well-being.
One type of harmful bacteria is called Dysbiotic flora, and it *consists of known pathogens and those that have the potential to cause disease in the GI tract. They can be present due to several factors including consumption of contaminated water or food, exposure to chemicals that are toxic to beneficial bacteria; the use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives or other medications; poor fiber intake or high-stress levels.* Bad bacteria can cause chronic symptoms like nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, skin eruptions, urinary tract infections, fever, and diarrhea- oh what a pain in the gut!
Good bacteria, on the other hand, is the hero bacteria which is ready to fight and combat the bad bacteria in your gut- but only if there are enough of the good ones to fight and conquer. Beneficial flora is the good bacteria that you want and need to have in your gut. It helps assist your GI tract by fermenting fibers, producing vitamins, digesting proteins and carbohydrates and aiding in good health overall. See there; bacteria really can be beneficial! If you want to be sure of whether or not you have the proper balance of bacteria to have a healthy gut, you can click here to get started. Our stool test kit is quick, easy and is done in the privacy of your home. Get your test kit and get your bacteria balanced today!
Conquer the Bad Bacteria by making sure there is enough Good Bacteria in your gut!
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Medical disclaimer: Our stool test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.