Dysbiosis – When the intestines are out of balance

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What is dysbiosis and how can it be prevented?

We are all tired and weak. But if you are tired more often and are overweight or underweight, have bad skin, allergies, diarrhoea or constipation, then the cause could be in your intestines. In this case, doctors refer to dysbiosis. This means that your gut flora is no longer in balance. What exactly is dysbiosis?

Too many bad bacteria, too few good bacteria

Your intestines are a whole bunch of microcosms. Billions of bacteria live in it, also called the microbiome or gut flora. Tiny bacteria do great things for your health. They are digestive helpers and each intestinal bacterium is specialised in a certain type of food. As they digest food for you, they produce essential substances for your body. These include vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Enzymes, for example, allow bacteria to break down the fibre in vegetables, grains and fruit to obtain important nutrients for your body. At the same time, they stimulate bowel movements and keep pathogens away.

Your gut flora is in balance when health-promoting bacteria, probiotics, are in the majority. There are also coliform bacteria in the intestine. They belong to the rot-forming bacteria that feed, for example, when too much meat is consumed. If E. coli bacteria multiply, this will disrupt the entire intestinal flora. Then you suffer from dysbiosis. The health-promoting bacteria no longer manage to keep the natural protective barrier of the intestinal wall, the intestinal mucosa, stable. In this way, E. coli bacteria have the possibility to enter your body through the intestinal wall, where they can cause inflammation and trigger allergies. Varias cosas pueden alterar su flora intestinal. Estas incluyen la ingesta de antibióticos, el estrés y la nutrición no saludable. If you eat a lot of protein and fat-containing foods like meat, you are feeding your coliform bacteria. Not only do they make you sick, but they also prevent the good bacteria from doing their job. They can no longer process and absorb important food components, which leads to digestive disorders such as diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence and abdominal cramps. If something like this happens more often in your gut, it can hardly regenerate itself. This in turn leads to your whole body becoming unbalanced. Tiredness, tension, skin and weight problems can occur and this is most harmless. It can get even worse and chronic infections, diabetes, allergies, depression and cancer can threaten if dysbiosis lasts longer or becomes chronic.

Give your bacteria a helping hand

Your gut flora must change every time you change your environment or your lifestyle. If you go on holiday, you and your gut flora will encounter other bacteria in the different climate. You too have probably suffered Montezuma's revenge, travel diarrhoea. If you change your diet, your gut flora must also adapt to it. A lot of white bread on holidays can lead to constipation. Every diet, every fancy birthday buffet and fast food will cause your intestinal flora to suffer. It also recovers on its own, but that always takes a while. Basically, you prevent dysbiosis with a good, healthy diet. If you regularly eat fibre from grains, vegetables and fruit, your gut flora can easily support a thick slice of birthday cake. But if you are taking antibiotics, are under a lot of stress or have neglected your good diet recently, then help your gut with the right bacteria. There are several good probiotics as dietary supplements. Analysis-based dietary supplements address individual weaknesses of the gut flora, such as frequent diarrhoea, immune or weight problems and much more. The high-quality bacterial, vitamin and mineral cultures have been carefully selected by BIOMES scientists and are produced in Germany to the highest quality standards. They can be purchased under the BIOM.uniq brand name and are recommended on the basis of intestinal flora analysis using the INTEST.pro self-test. The composition is different depending on what you need. There are specific probiotics to strengthen the intestinal flora after taking antibiotics. This special blend of bacteria strengthens your immune system in the long term. Bacterial strains of bacteriodetes help you to lose weight. They speed up your metabolism.

Bacteriodets contain different strains of bacteria that accelerate the rebuilding of the intestinal flora. Also, you definitely need to eat right, because the best probiotics won't do you or your gut any good if you don't get enough fibre. You may know the simple rule: "Five a day". If you eat one serving of fruit or vegetables five times a day, you are doing your intestines good. Plus, beneficial bacteria love exercise, because it promotes bowel movement. You don't have to become a top athlete for that. Climbing stairs, cycling, walking are activities that not only strengthen muscles, but also get the bowels moving.

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