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Dysbiosis, ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’, and
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

What is Dysbiosis or 'Leaky Gut Syndrome'?

The upper part to the small intestine is designed to be almost free of bacteria. When bacterial levels increase and this bacteria (microflora) chemistry is altered, toxic compounds are produced by the bacterial breakdown of food. This has been shown by Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff to cause a wide range of degenerative diseases.

“Alterations in the bowel flora and its activities are now believed to be contributing factors to many chronic and degenerative diseases. Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis have all been linked to alterations in the intestinal microflora.

The intestinal dysbiosis hypothesis suggests a number of factors associated with modern Western living have a detrimental impact on the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract.

Factors such as antibiotics, psychological and physical stress, and certain dietary components have been found to contribute to...

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