This term has become quite popular in recent years; it means that the normal intestinal flora is altered.
Before considering the causes of such an important disruption of bacterial balance in the colon, let us see some basic concepts.
First of all, we must realize that fecal material is only a small residual part of what we eat and whether we like it or not, for the most part is made up of countless species of bacteria present in our intestines.
The balance of this flora is of fundamental importance to the health of our organism. Just think of the many functions of the microbiota, which are the group of micro-organisms in the colon.
The microbiota are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids, it regulates the secretion of hormones, pH and H ions, and the production of anti-bacterial composites.
There are factors that influence the activity of the intestinal microbiota, both in positive and negative, among them we can mention the tolerance to the immune system, the colonization of the intestinal epithelium, the synthesis of enzymes to utilize available nutrients, resistance to stress, eating patterns, antibiotic therapy, genetic make-up, and chronic diseases.
From all this, it is clear that the central role assumed by the digestive system is maintaining good health. Being a very varied environment, we can see how difficult it is to fully understand how it functions, and consequently it’s not always clear how to intervene to restore balance to the system. Not even the use of probiotics and prebiotics can guarantee us to be able to succeed in managing the intestinal flora in an optimal way. There is no denying that the various products of live ferments available to us can help in some way but, in reality, in the very disbiotic colon of an irritable bowel there may not be great improvements. For example: it would be like putting on perfume instead of showering.
This is therefore a very dynamic system that changes suddenly, restores back into balance over a very long period of time and is influenced by many different factors.
For example, how many times have we noticed bits of food in our stools that are still intact? Well, this is proof of the lack of attention that we give to chewing. Reducing the food to a minimum when we eat greatly shortens the time of digestion with an immediate overall benefit and, what is more important, avoids feeding a number of species of bacteria that proliferate with our undigested waste.
Mixing too many different foods in the same meal prolongs the permanence of food in the stomach.
A sedentary lifestyle lengthens the time of transit. Stress lengthens the time of digestion and makes the bowel spastic, reducing the expulsive movements.
If anyone can identify with these habits it becomes easier to understand how dysbiosis can be such a frequent problem.
Colon Hydrotherapy can be the solution to intestinal dysbiosis.
The deep and gentle cleansing of the colon removes stagnant feces and works to "reset" the entire micro biota. Contrary to what one might think, the flora is not destroyed but redimensioned, encouraging the re-establishment of a new balance. It is right after a session of Colon Hydrotherapy that the gut derives its greatest benefit from the contribution of probiotics, prebiotics and a proper diet.
Ultimately dysbiosis is a problem that needs solving and it is a topic that needs to be discussed in the scientific field. There is strong evidence to support the idea that the true prevention of disease likely begins with the treatment of our "trivial" intestinal disorders.