Bacterial dysbiosis is a condition where the bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract become unbalanced.
This can have a huge influence on your physical and mental health as well as your energy levels as our gut bacteria not only help in digestion but also produce important vitamins and keep out body free of harmful microorganisms.
Dysbiosis has been associated with many chronic diseases and although it originates in the gut, it many times exists without major digestive symptoms. Conditions such as chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, food intolerances and sensitivities, IBD, obesity and weight loss resistance, PCOS and eczema as well as many autoimmune diseases are now known to be driven by bacterial dysbiosis.
If you suffer from any of these conditions, it is important to address the possibility of bacterial dysbiosis. I will help you with a treatment plan aimed at promoting healthy bacterial growth which will significantly improve any conditions driven by dysbiosis.
In Tina’s experience, a microbiome friendly diet combined with targeted pre-and pro-biotics and if needed supplementation with nutrients that promote healthy bacterial growth can significantly improve and many times reverse the conditions driven by dysbiosis.
Find the cause!
Most common causes of bacterial dysbiosis are
diets high in processed foods and sugars
low carbohydrate diets as well as diets high in processed carbohydrates
use of antibiotics and
low iron levels.
The causes often overlap and create an environment in your gut that is beneficial for the growth of harmful bacteria. It is important to understand the drivers behind your dysbiosis so we can address them with dietary and lifestyle changes.
Manage your dysbiosis!
I will help you manage this condition by firstly confirming your diagnosis. There are tests available (I mostly use Comprehensive digestive stool analysis and organic acids tests) that will show whether the cause of your digestive concerns is in fact dysbiosis. I will guide you through the testing procedures and if the diagnosis is confirmed create a treatment plan that will include dietary and lifestyle modifications.
Dietary management will include a variable diet with plenty of microbiome supporting nutrients, prebiotic and probiotic foods as well as limiting the amount of foods that promote the growth of harmful bacteria. I will also prescribe specifically targeted probiotics to support the microbiome diversity.
During the treatment I will guide you with meal ideas and recipes and suggest lifestyle changes to ensure the proper functioning of your microbiome.