Gastrointestinal Flora
Optimization in Chicago


What are some of the ways to optimize intestinal flora?

The good bacterium found in our guts is what keeps our bodies in balance and functioning properly. Our digestive systems, our immune systems, and hormonal systems all depend on our good intestinal flora. Believe it or not, our guts send far more signals to our brain than our brain sends to our guts. Keeping our intestinal flora optimized is very important to our overall health.

  • Eating live food
  • Eating fermented foods
  • Avoiding sugar

These are all ways to keep your gut healthy. After a dose of antibiotics, you are especially in need of replacing your intestinal flora since antibiotics kill all the good bacteria in your gut while they kill all the bad.

Diagnostic testing can pinpoint exactly what is going on internally with you – it measures and analyzes your flora. It will tell if you have leaky gut syndrome, what foods you are extra sensitive to, any parasites you might have or any chronic yeast or fungus infections that are going on. Once you have that information, a program can be designed specifically for your body to keep you in balance. You will know what foods to avoid and which foods your body craves.


If I am out of balance, what can happen?

If you don’t have enough of the good intestinal flora, it can lead to such problems as:

  • Recurrent yeast infections
  • Candida overgrowth
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

We will use nutrition as medicine and get your body back into balance if we determine that you do not have enough good intestinal flora. Also, after you have taken a course of antibiotics, you should also schedule an appointment so we can make sure all the good flora hasn’t been wiped out and correct any possible imbalance.