Aware means armed: How timely identification of bacteria in gut community can save you from the most difficult diagnoses
Let’s face the fact, our bowels are full of inner life. The billions of microorganisms inhabit human guts and what is more, have a dramatic impact on the overall health of the body. You can’t ignore their value by tolerating minor symptoms. Such attitude to your health only approaches a brief moment when you enter the doctor’s office and wonder to hear a frustrating diagnosis that could be avoided long before just by a prompt identification of your in-gut bacterial population. Timely response to the bacterial menace can save you from such a painful surprise along with dozens of chronic conditions and illnesses.
If you are still running from one doctor’s door to another without a clear explanation the reasons of your long-lasting pain, weight loss challenges, food-borne illnesses, diarrhea, spontaneous bleeding and unstable mood, then it’s certainly the right time to consult the professional who knows how to discern the invisible causes and explain further actions to address them. With the purpose of escalating resistance, it is crucial to know the exact type of bacteria prevailing in your gut environment.
When the test starts resistance
The expert analysis of health condition must include a number of lab-tests to identify your inner bacterial community. The following step is the comparison of those test results with the symptoms that will show the most influential bacteria type threatening your overall health. The lab-tests conducting by Chen Ben Asher Wellness Clinic include DNA tests and Stool analysis tests, which determine the main bacterial influencers: Bacterial Pathogens, Helicobacter pylori, Normal Bacterial Flora, Opportunistic Bacteria, Parasites and Fungi/Yeast. Each of these bacteria types has its own particular effect on your body and need to be addressed with proper supplements and the antibacterial nutritional protocol to eliminate harmful impact on the health.
Perhaps it would hurt your ears, but most of this type bacteria get to your body with food and water contaminated with fecal remnants containing these pathogens. Yes, even when you take visibly clean water or fruit, it could contain such microstructures that are traveling into your body and changing gut flora drastically.
Bacterial Pathogens by themselves do not harm you directly when they approach your body. Instead, they are waiting into the deep for a vulnerable moment when the host body starts to experience weakening of the immune system, poor diet, antibiotic treatment, toxins, stress or worsening of chronic illnesses. In this case, it is important to detect pathogens and symptoms, which are indicative of comfort conditions of the bacterial influence on the body. Following the observation of cause and effects accompanying the findings of the test will give a wider look at gut flora changes for a better understanding of possibility to harm your health.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
This type is one of the most ancient inhabitants of the human body. In fact, H. pylori have survived many circles of evolution dating back to 50,000 years before modern times. These primitive bacteria colonies are causing the majority of gastroduodenal disorders such as gastritis, intestinal ulcers and even gastric cancer.
Mostly, the danger of H. pylori lies in its genetics that causing cancer predisposition depending on the region of the inheritance or acquisition of these bacteria colonies. An additional barrier to deal H. pylori is the asymptomatic nature of its presence. The positive test result could be the one approach to finding out the exact genotype of these bacteria and recognize its hazardous potential to overgrowth into cancer.
Normal Bacterial Flora
The most diversified in-gut community of bacteria appears to be the closest definition of the normal one. The balance is following, when your inner world accommodates a broad range of bacteria, their colonies could not overgrow to the dangerous scope by conquering each other for the place under the sun. This diversified mix, commonly called Commensal bacteria, includes a complete ecosystem that is varying among the people. In general, this mix participates in the transformation of food into energy, performing gut barrier function, produces vitamins and prevents potential pathogens from dominating your gut.
The Commensal bacteria establish strict borders between other colonies. Such arrangement of bacterial influence must be reinforced with appropriate diet, otherwise, if their balance will be disrupted, then even those friendly bacteria could become risky aggressors, which rise symptoms like weight gain, neurological disorders, indigestion and even cancer.
The overwhelming majority of bacteria have an opportunistic nature. This fact is the most valid reason for the widespread negligence to the bacterial risks. As it turns out, the opportunistic bacteria affect your health only in a flash moment when the balance of the beneficial bacteria is disturbed. Many people who are constantly in contact with the opportunistic pathogens may not experience any symptoms. Overgrowth of the opportunistic bacteria can occur as a result of the poor diet, parasitic infection, antibiotic treatment, stressful situation or an overall weakening of the immune system.
Generally, standard medical authorities cannot recognize an opportunistic pathogen or even connect its excessive population with your symptoms or illnesses. An ordinary stool analysis does not provide a clear picture regarding the imbalance of gut flora. It only hands you a list of bacteria that was found in the sample. On the other hand, what you really need, it’s an understanding of a whole gut bacteria population that will show if this environment is in the balance or not. For this purpose, it is essential to conduct the Comprehensive Stool Analysis that investigates an abnormally high level of microorganisms in your gut that can cause disorder in bacterial behavior.
Parasites and Fungi/Yeast
Parasites or non-pathogenic bacteria usually do not cause illnesses by themselves because the process of their growth is limited. However, a number of research show a connection between parasites and gastrointestinal symptoms. Regarding fungal forms and yeasts, these microorganisms are closely related. Actually, overgrowth colonies of yeasts can gradually transform into the fungal forms. This abundance leads to a wide range of symptoms like itching, headache, diarrhea, bowel disorder, gas and brain fog. An excessive level of fungus occurs due to the high sugar diet, use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives and stressful lifestyle.
The most common diagnosis that is resulting from the fungal overgrowth is Candida. The best solution to detect this risky overgrowth of Candida fungus is the Food Sensitivity Delayed test. This lab-test measures how your gut reacts to 93 different foods. Further, based on the results of these reactions, you can clearly identify what type of diet does not suit you because it can cause an overgrowth of the Candida fungus.
After all, if you are curious to know what is the biggest mistake you can make while seeking the root cause of your poor health condition, then come closer here. This mistake is a shortsighted underestimation of your inner bacterial consistency. As usual, the very reason is not beyond somewhere; it’s right deep inside.
So after the next blank hour at the doctor’s office, overfilled with shrugs and puzzling, you should think twice. Do you hear it? Internal dialogue whispers you that it’s a high time to see a specialist who has the answers instead of a tacit admission of your poor health. Come on, you knew it even before the visit, your guts are full of unfamiliar strangers, so why don’t you ask them to show their papers. Test them, treat them, feel better.
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MEET CHEN BEN ASHER
Chen is a Functional Nutrition expert consultant, leading authority on weight management, women’s health and gluten sensitivity. She is a clinician, public speaker, educator and Amazon Best Seller author of “What If Gluten Free Is Not Enough – The Balanced Diet”.
Chen uses Functional Nutrition to help you find answers to the root causes of your illness and address the biochemical imbalances that may trigger your health and weight. She uses cutting edge lab testing and design the nutritional program to your specific needs as an individual. Food, supplements, lifestyle changes will have integrated to bring balance
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