Good microbial balance in the gut is when we have about 85% of ‘good’ bacteria and 15% of bad bacteria. When your body’s microbial community suffers a change where the essential population of good bacteria is diminished, the pathogenic (bad) bacteria, which are normally present in low amounts, are allowed to flourish and this creates a condition called gut dysbiosis– in other words, there is a microbial imbalance in the body. A balanced mix with a much higher ratio of “good”, or beneficial bacteria, and a low ratio of “bad,” or potentially harmful bacteria in our digestive system is crucial for effective digestion and overall health. When you, due to dysbiosis, are not digesting food properly, all kinds of problems can arise: nutrients may not be ingested leading to low energy levels; your immune system can become compromised leading to viral and bacterial infections; other bodily systems can be affected by the skin of your nervous system; and lastly, poor digestion can lead to dangerous bacteria and may invade your intestinal tract.
When Intestinal dysbiosis exists, we may fall prey to typically harmless microbes that can lead to serious health concerns. Dysbiosis may cause arthritis, autoimmune illness, vitamin B deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, cystic acne, eczema, food allergies and food sensitivities, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis and more.>