Gut flora is the micro- organism that lives in the digestive track. The “good” gut flora, which Bifidobacteria is one of, has a mutually beneficial relationship with their host, meaning us. Without this gut flora, we suffer many illnesses you read and hear about every day such as autism, depression, IBS, colds and flus, autoimmune disease (MS, RA, Celiacs), arthritis, acne and eczema, asthma, allergies, chronic cystitis, bed wetting, sinusitis, post-nasal drip, rhinitis, gingivitis or vaginitis.

Our Gut Flora protects us from invading pathogens and helps with detoxification, facilitating the digestion of food as well as the absorption of vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc, actually produces B vitamins and Vitamin K and helps protect the lining of the gut so we don’t get “Leaky Gut” which promotes aches pains and auto immune disorders.

84-88% of the immune system is housed in the gut lining and the gastrointestinal tract, if laid out end to end would be about as long as a football field. So this should be considered an organ that we need to take care of!

The greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain.So how does our bifido go so low? By birth control pills, steroids, prescription medications, alcohol, stress, a poor diet of processed foods and sugar (which actually feed abnormal gut flora), disease, age, bottle feeding of infants, toxic chemicals, pollution and radiation. Sound familiar?There is a working theory that mom’s with poor gut flora due to a history of medication and poor diets can pass on poor gut flora to their children resulting in autism and different learning disabilities.On to how to repair your gut. One would think that all you need to do is take a Probiotic, but that actually doesn’t suffice because WE ALL HAVE GUT FLORA THAT ARE UNIQUE TO US. Your unique gut flora are not sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s or Costco. You need to WEED, SEED and FEED –

Weed means killing off all the bad guys in your gut that are taking up the room and not letting the good guys take up residence. Gut Flora is the way to go to accomplish this.
Seed and Feed mean to give the good guys food so they can establish residency which would be Prebiotic Inulin (their food) and then you can also add Prosynbiotic to help the good guys in taking over the neighborhood.

You also need to change your diet. Lay off the processed food, sugar, anything made of wheat and dairy including commercial yogurt. Don’t worry, there is plenty of real food left to eat.


Posted by Kay Curtis


These recommendations are for the reduction of stress only. They are not intended as treatment or prescription for any disease, or as a substitute for regular medical care.