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Balance Gut Flora With Effective Probiotics?

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Probiotics can significantly improve digestive health and help cure systemic inflammation, support immune function, liver function, and much more. However, according to Dr. Ray Peat only some types of Probiotics really work.

What is Gut Flora Imbalance?

Our intestine contains both good and bad bacteria. In a healthy gut the good bacteria outway the bad.

Unwanted bacteria in the gut are constantly producing toxins called endotoxins. Under normal circumstances, the liver takes care of these toxins and detoxifies them without any problems.

However, an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the intestine leads to a high endotoxin production, which can irritate the intestinal cells, making them release inflammatory mediators, resulting in symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and or diarrhea.

A severe overgrowth of bad bacteria can also contribute to systemic inflammatory processes if the endotoxins and inflammatory meditators leek to the blood.

Due to the negative effects of endotoxins and inflammatory mediators on the body, the symptoms of imbalanced gut flora are wast and include systemic problems such as hormonal disturbances and even high blood pressure issues.

Symptoms Of Gut Flora imbalance:

1. Digestive discomfort
2. Constipation
3. Diarrhea
4. Impaired immune function
5. Inflammatory processes in the body
6. Hormonal disturbances
7. Thyroid issues (low thyroid function)
8. Skin problems (sensitive skin or rashes)
9. High blood pressure

Why Dr. Ray Peat focus on gut Health?

According to Dr. Ray Peat, a healthy gut is essential to good health and the Ray Peat diet thus focuses on the right foods for a healthy digestive system.

In addition, Ray Peat recommends using supplements including probiotics in order to obtain a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria.

Do Probiotics work?

According to Dr. Ray Peat, effective probiotics should balance the ratio of good-to-bad bacteria in the intestine and promote the production of digestive enzymes.

However, it is important to know that many probiotics on the market provide very little benefit, whereas others can produce quick improvement. It is essential to choose the right types of probiotic supplements.

Most probiotics don’t work?

According to Dr. Ray Peat, there is very little benefit from the common yogurt class acidophilus bacteria and lactic acid-forming bacteria, which are the bacteria found in most probiotic supplements.

The problem with the common types of probiotics is that they are thought to work by improving the number of good bacteria in the gut and thereby they are thought to outcompete the bad bacteria, however, usually this principle doesn’t work.

What Probiotics Does Dr. ray Peat Use?

According to Dr. Ray Peat, the effective probiotics that really work have an antibiotic-like effect, meaning they kill bad bacteria. When the bad bacteria die they release material that feeds good bacteria further enhancing the ratio of good to bad bacteria.

The types of probiotics that have antibiotic-like action can significantly improve the balance of good to bad bacteria in the gut.

In our probiotic guide, you will learn much more about the probiotics with antibiotic-like effects, you will get product recommendations and instructions for how best to use these helpful probiotics.

Ray Peat’s diet and Health Method

Our diet and health method is based on Dr. Ray Peat Ph.D.

Dr. Ray Peat is an American biologist and nutritionist whom for more than 40 years has researched the interactions between nutrition and health.

Dr. Ray Peat’s diet and health method focuses on using diet and supplements to support good thyroid function and hormonal balance as well as preventing inflammation, aging, and disease.

The Ray Peat Diet improves Gut health

According to Dr. Ray Peat, a healthy diet needs to exclude food that supports the growth of bad gut bacteria as well as include foods that help prevent the overgrowth of bad gut bacteria.

Our Hypothyroid Treatment Program goes into detail about Dr. Ray Peat’s diet and lifestyle principles. Module 10 of this program explains what foods and fibers and supplements can help clean your intestine from bad bacteria.

If you want to improve your gut health it is important to start out with our diet principles and then add an effective probiotic supplement if further support is needed.