If something just “doesn’t feel right lately”, it could be an indication that your gut bugs are imbalanced…
Did you know we are more bacteria than humans? Yep, there are 300-500 different kinds of bacteria containing nearly 2 million genes, and the balance between the good and bad gut bacteria makes ALL the difference in your health.
Think you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to your health? Well, not completely!! Most of your health depends on the well-being of your good bugs and how diverse your gut flora is.
Those good guys are in charge of SO many functions responsible for keeping your body running smoothly and without them, your body would break down.
Here’s what happens when you don’t have enough good bugs (or no diversity):
✅ Your metabolism slows down and you don’t get most of the nutrients from your food. You can’t make enough B and K vitamins – because your helpful flora makes these nutrients for you. They also help with iron and calcium absorption.
✅Good gut bugs keep inflammation at bay and help protect you from autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s and Irritable Bowel Disease.
✅Researchers found a link between autism and low diversity of good gut bugs.
✅You may be prone to becoming obese depending on the kind of gut bugs you currently have!
So here’s what you need to know to have the “good gut bugs” working in your favor:
💁🏼♂️ Tip #1: It’s probably time to clean up your diet and ditch the sweets and white carbs – because that’s prime food for the bad guys. In my practice, we have a whole Functional Nutrition program!
💁🏼♂️ Tip #2. Try a probiotic – but not just any brand, since most over-the-counter ones are already dead! Click the link in bio @yourhandlehere to download my guide on probiotics….
💁🏼♂️ Tip #3. Get your gut tested to see if you have any pathogens or bacterial overgrowth that needs to be “weeded out” so you good guys have a fighting chance! 🤓🌱💊
To your health,
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus, MD, IFMCP