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Gut Dysbiosis aka Gut Microbial Imbalance

Dr. Mark Iwanicki May 3, 2021

Gut dysbiosis or gut microbial imbalance comes in 3 main patterns: Insufficiency, Inflammatory and Digestive Dysfunction. You can have any one of these or a combination of all 3.

Insufficiency dysbiosis is when you don’t have enough “good guys” or beneficial bacteria in your gut (ex: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacter, S boulardii, Akkermansia, F. prusnitzi, etc)

Inflammatory dysbiosis is when you have an overgrowth of “bad guys” in your gut (ez: frank pathogens like Salmonella, Shigella, Giardia, etc or opportunists, H. pylori, Morganella, Pseudomonas, etc)

Digestive dysfunction dysbiosis occurs when your aren’t producing enough digestive enzymes which leads to undigested food for overgrowth (ex: bile, amylase, hcl, elastase, proteases, etc)

On a GI Map we get information on all of these factors which lets us decide a unique and specifically tailored digestive wellness plan for each individual patient. If you would like to work with us to assess and improve your digestive health schedule your free consultation.

Dr. Mark Iwanicki
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
My name is Dr. Mark Iwanicki N.D. L.A.c and I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Masters of Acupuncture. I am passionate about helping patients with chronic illness achieve a life of optimal health and wellness and hope to inspire all who visit this site in that same passion. I am currently seeing patients remotely via Zoom online Telehealth appointments.
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