Research is continually discovering how more and more health problems are associated with imbalances in the microbial population living in our intestines, a situation referred to as intestinal dysbiosis.
I have reported about links between imbalanced gut microbes and diseases as diverse as acne, diabetes, anxiety, depression, obesity, and Alzheimer’s disease. But there’s more.
Living in our modern world makes us vulnerable to an onslaught of toxic chemical stressors, which can lead to imbalance and illness. These toxic factors range from pollution of the air, water, and soil, to the drugs, chemical additives, and preservatives we knowingly ingest. Harmful chemical changes can occur in our bodies because of our nutritionally deficient diets, and even because of our frenetic lifestyles. The end result is a departure from normal biochemistry, and often, the development of various diseases.