Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome
The Epidemic of Our Times
Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome (L.I.D.S.) is a health problem that we recognized and named in 1999. Over time, this health problem has silently coursed its way into and through society causing people and animals to suffer in ever-increasing proportions. Nothing was done about this health problem and now it seems that Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome has reached to an epidemic level.
What is Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome (L.I.D.S.)?
Let’s break it down: Lifestyle is the way of life that is typical of a person, group or culture. Induced is to cause or bring about a physical condition. Dysbiosis is an imbalance of harmful versus friendly bacteria (gut microflora) in the intestines. Syndrome is a group of symptoms that are characteristic of a specific disease.
To put it one way, Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome (L.I.D.S.) is a set of symptoms that are triggered when the number of beneficial bacteria in the intestines (gut microflora) decrease causing an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut. This imbalance of the gut microflora first sets off an imbalance in the digestive system, which affects the homeostasis in every system in the body. A system out of balance is a system that is not operating at its best.
Symptoms of Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome (L.I.D.S.)
The symptoms can range from something as minor as indigestion to irregular bowel movements (constipation or diarrhea) to something more severe such as diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Other symptoms include, but are not limited to: headaches, slowing of digestion, lactose intolerance, food sensitivities, leaky gut syndrome, weakened immune system, candidiasis – and the list goes on and on.
What Causes Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome ( L.I.D.S.)?
As it is stated, LIDS is “Lifestyle-Induced” meaning that everything that is part of our way of living – from the fast food diets we consume to the prescription and over-the-counter medications we take and especially stress (everything that is making our already stressful lifestyle even more stressful) – is taking its toll on the body and wreaking havoc on the gut microflora.
Is There Relief In Sight?
It’s estimated that about 65% to 80% of the immune system is in the gut so it is important to keep the good microflora at a healthy level. So the first step to helping relieve Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome (L.I.D.S.) is to bring the intestinal flora back to its regular and normal state. Supplementing your diet with effective probiotic formulas is absolutely essential.
The information posted is my opinion from my experience and is for educational purposes only and is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. I do believe that the right medical doctors can play a significant role, but I do feel it is up to each person to take personal responsibility for their own health. The reader should always consult his/her qualified healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.