Monday, October 21, 2013

Not Enough Good Gut Bacteria? Try Taking Some Poo

Think I am joking?

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According to Dr. Mark Mellow, medical director of the Digestive Health Center at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, fecal transplants lead to rapid resolution of symptoms in 98 percent of patients with Clostridium difficile who don’t respond to multiple previous treatments. C. difficile is a bacterial infection that is often resistant to antibiotics, is often debilitating, and can be fatal. Research has also found that fecal transplants show promise in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, with symptoms sometimes improving in mere days.
Luckily, if you look after your gut health from as early on as possible, this will really be a last resort but many medical professionals are telling patients to ditch the vitamin pills and concentrate on their gut health. Taking supplements is on way and can certainly kick start better gut health but the trick is to eat fermented foods and yogurt base products to ensure your gut is as healthy as possible.

Kombucha tea is also full of probiotic goodness (as if you didn't know).
While you could certainly use a high-quality probiotic supplement, fermented foods can supply your body with good bacteria FAR more effectively and inexpensively than a supplement. As an example, it’s unusual to find a probiotic supplement containing more than 10 billion colony-forming units, but when my team tested fermented vegetables produced using a probiotic starter cultures, they had 10 trillion colony-forming units of bacteria. Literally, one serving of vegetables was equal to an entire bottle of a high potency probiotic!
Take note because gut health is linked to not only your body's health but also mental, skin and overall health. Processed foods and sugar is a big no-no as sugar feeds bad bacteria and yeast which is the cause of illnesses like candida. Rosacea is also linked to poor gut health and can be resolved with better gut management.

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