Bad gut bacteria does more harm than you think

Illness and psychological disorders may result from bad gut bacteria.

Your gastrointestinal or ‘GI’ tract is your body’s engine. In fact it’s sometimes referred to as the ‘second brain.’

It’s about a thirty-foot engine that begins with your mouth and ends with your anus. The body’s cells extract nutrients from food for energy, oxygen and many other functions.

If the body is not properly nourished it begins to provide an environment receptive to a ‘home invasion’ of bad gut bacteria. Science now knows that most microbes do not cause illness, but are actually a defense against  harmful organisms such as bad gut bacteria.

Imbalances lead to negative metabolic function and immune system dysfunction.

Organisms in and on the body—bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, etc. are called microbiomes.

Microbiomes  include more than a hundred trillion microbes of 1,000s of species.

Just one drop of fluid in the colon carries more than a billion bacteria.

Bloating, gas and sluggishness are the early symptoms of a GI tract not happy with the nutrients consumed—and new studies prove that microbes play an important role in every aspect of health, not just gut health.

Microbes functioning as they were meant to protect the immune system, and greatly reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer and many other diseases that are common today.

Bad gut bacteria can also cause psychological disorders.

According to the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, gut bacteria influence brain development, function and behavior.

A study in Clinical Psycopharmacology and Neuroscience reports that gut microbiota is linked with neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, anxiety and major depressive disorders.

Balancing your microbiome is essential for optimal health for all ages, beginning with a pregnant mother.

And the fatty but nutrient-deficient Standard American Diet, which has spread around the modern world, will never provide anyone with “optimal health.”

Supplementing a healthy diet with quality probiotics replenishes friendly, protective bacteria in the gut. Supplements should also include prebiotics which nourish good bacteria. Moderate exercise also boosts good bacteria.



Do your best to stay away from things that destroy gut health—especially antibiotics. According to the American Society for Microbiology, ONE course of antibiotics can affect the diversity of microorganisms for up to a year.

Take only the pharmaceutical medicines that are absolutely necessary for a crucial problem. They all interfere with your gut bacteria.

Avoid or at least moderate the consumption of fast and GMO foods as well as packaged and frozen meals with most of the nutrients processed out of them.

Above all, avoid bad gut bacteria by preparing and eating the whole foods that nourished our grandparents.