See also: Parasites Candida albicans
Bacterial dysbiosis, or an imbalance between good and bad gut flora, is commonplace in conditions such as abdominal bloating, flatulence, IBS and leaky gut disorder and a variety of other conditions.
In order to maintain a healthy balance of gut flora reduce or avoid sugars and refined carbohydrates which are like rocket fuel to bacteria. Saturated and trans fats and fried foods. High fibre, low saturated fat diets promote healthy intestinal ecology.
Increase your intake of complex carbohydrates, vegetables and fruit (5 to 7 portions daily), nuts and seeds, oily fish and whole grains.
Nutritional Supplements that could help. (Refer to the individual supplement for cautions in use.)
|Supplement/Herb||What it does||Dosage|
|Oregano Oil||Effective in killing a number of bacterial pathogens, does not appear to adversely affect levels of good bacteria in the gut||15 – 45mg daily|
|Goldenseal||Goldenseal exerts a broad spectrum of anti-bacterial activity against pathogens.||150 – 600mg daily|
|Garlic||Garlic exerts broad-spectrum anti-microbial activity against a variety of pathogens including; viruses, bacteria, fungi. It also has antioxidant properties that offer protection against oxidation caused by bacterial toxins.||as directed|
|Psyllium husk fibre||A high fibre diet promotes probiotic organisms that help to control the level of pathogens in the gut, including parasites, Candida, and bad bacteria. In the case of an existing bacterial infection fibre is helpful, in combination with antibiotic herbs, in the removal of toxins and the restoration of good gut health.||3 – 6g per day with glass of water|
|Probiotics||When used in combination with antimicrobial herbs, probiotics help to ensure that healthy gut ecology is restored, thus ensuring better resistance to future infection.||5-15 billion organisms per day|
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