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Your microbiome is a vital but seriously underrated organ.

Your colon contains 1 to 2 kilograms of bacteria, also called your gut microflora or microbiome. You are at least as much bacterium as you are human. You live in a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship with your microbiome. Your gut flora exceed the liver in the number of biochemical reactions it can perform! You are a super-organism

What does your microbiome do for you:

  • Regulates your gut motility

  • Improves nutritional status by the production of vitamin K and the vitamin B group. It aids in the absorption of dietary minerals like iron, calcium and magnesium. It delivers about 10% of your daily energy

  • Production of inflammation reducing short chain fatty acids

  • It breaks down dietary polyphenols in biologically active and absorbable compounds

  • It provides colonization resistance against pathogens. Any ingested potential pathogenic bacteria must compete with the indigenous microbiota.

  • it aids in blood glucose control and insulin sensitivity

  • Mood management

  • It modulates the immune system, protects against allergy development and up-regulates non-specific immunity

Gut Dysbiosis:

Our modern diet and lifestyle have a serious impact on our microbiome. Unintendedly we alter the composition of our microbiome. Babies born by caesarian section are never seeded with healthy probiotics from the mother, formula feeding also lacks vital symbionts. Western diet rich in fat, protein and refined sugars starve our benefitial bacteria while promoting harmful ones. Chronic use of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs further shift our gut flora in the wrong direction. This can lead to dysbiosis.

Dysbiosis is defined as: "Qualitative and quantitative changes in the intestinal flora, their metabolic activities or their local distribution, that produces harmful effects on the host".

Gut conditions

  • Alcoholic liver disease

  • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea

  • Chemotherapy-associated diarrhea

  • Clostridium difficile

  • Coeliac disease

  • Crohn's disease

  • Diverticular disease

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Liver cirrhosis

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

  • Radiotherapy-associated diarrhea

  • SIBO

  • Ulcerative colitis

Non-Gut conditions

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Anxiety

  • Asthma

  • Atopic eczema

  • Autism

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Depression

  • Kidney Stones

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Obesity

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Type I diabetes

  • Type II diabetes

"All disease begins in the gut" - Hippocrates

Already 2500 years ago the link was made between our general health and that of our gut. Although Hippocrates didn't know what is exactly was. Now we know it is our microbiome that keeps us healthy or makes us sick. Modern techniques like 16S rRNA sequencing give us the capacity to map our entire microbiome. We can now identify the symbionts and the pathogens. Based on these results we can start nourishing our beneficial bacteria and drive out pathogens.

YourSymbionts can support you in your journey to health. We partnered with MyMicroZoo, a provider of very accurate 16S rRNA sequence-based stool analyses. Based on these results we advise you on nutritional changes and the use of prebiotics and probiotics to restore your microbiome to a healthy condition.

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