Addressing Gut Dysbiosis: Causes, Solutions, and Prebiotic Recommendations

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In this installment from my ‘Ask Me Anything’ series, which you can find on my social media channels, I delve into the topic of gut dysbiosis.

“How do you heal gut dysbiosis?”

This is a hard question to answer because healing dysbiosis requires addressing the root causes of it, which could be so many things. For example, gut dysbiosis exists in a bidirectional relationship with obesity and type 2 diabetes, where they contribute to perpetuating one another. The solution would be losing fat mass without the need for complex interventions.

Basically, you need to know the cause, or you’ll be playing whack-a-mole indefinitely. While there are infinitely many causes, here’s a short list of some common offending agents:

Antibiotics Chronic diseases

Hypothyroidism

Poor diet

Excessive alcohol use

Overtraining

Chronic stress

Poor sleep

Pregnancy

Age

Genetics

The first step to resolving dysbiosis involves removing the cause, if possible. After that, it’s all about ensuring that you are fostering the growth of a diverse and healthy microbiome. This involves getting ample prebiotic fibers to selectively promote the growth of beneficial bacteria, while simultaneously helping to starve the pathogenic or unwanted bacteria.

What are good prebiotic fibers?

Partially hydrolyzed guar gum Resistant starch Inulin Soluble corn fiber Allulose

Just remember, there is no one-size-fits-all approach here. I strongly recommend working with a good gut health practitioner for these types of issues because they can be rather complicated and highly individual. I can recommend some if you reach out to me.

Hope that helps!

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