Posts Tagged ‘probiotics’
Gut bacteria diversity is one of the key drivers of health.
The American Gut Project, and the Twins UK project, found that building diversity had a comparable effect to taking medication, and low diversity to disease. It’s that important.
Within the functional health community, there is a lot of focus on killing pathogens, viruses, and other bad guys. Many functional tests are aimed at identifying them – such as the Gi-Map™ test.
However, less emphasis has been placed on rebuilding or maintaining gut bacteria diversity – which the Ubiome Explorer test measures.
In my experience, you need both, otherwise, health is never quite restored. You are either busy shoveling the water out or busy trying to plug the holes in a leaky gut and biome.
One of the challenges faced by people with histamine intolerance is the removal of high histamine ferments, but fortunately, a wide range of low histamine foods nourish the gut. You do not need to eat sauerkraut to have a good gut biome.
Recently Chris Kresser did a podcast on histamine intolerance in which he discussed histamine degrading probiotics. I have great respect for Chris whom I have personally consulted on all things histamine. Unfortunately, in my opinion, his information was out of date.
The histamine intolerance IBS and IBD connection is not well known.
Histamine intolerance is a symptom of a wide variety of diseases. Previous posts have explored histamine intolerance as a function of parasites, viral, bacterial and fungal infections, and inflammation from CYP450 mediated drugs.
This blog post looks at irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, including crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis).