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.

Geneflora and the Geneflora Family of Probiotics is the first step in taking back control!


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.
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13 Responses to Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome

  1. Great article Neil, I didn’t know about LIDS but it certainly sounds like probiotics are the way to tackle it!

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  2. I wasn’t aware of Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome until reading your informative post.
    Thanks for making us aware of it.

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  3. I haven’t heard about LIDS in a while, but it is a very real problem. Thanks for writing about it. Probiotics are the only way I know of to correct the problem.

    Cherie Miranda
    Mindfulness Meditation

  4. Andrew Miner says:

    Sign me up! I’ve been taking some “other” brands of probiotics over the years off and on, but I’m ready for the goods.


  5. Neil, I had never heard of L.I.D.S. until I read your blog, I think I may know someone your probiotics could help. Thanks for sharing
    Scott Sylvan Bell
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  6. Annie Born says:

    Wow! I learn so much every time I come by this website!
    Looking forward to tomorrow!
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  7. Rob Malone says:

    Neil – outstanding post, I mean really outstanding! You have swayed me because you identified illnesses that I know so many people are dealing with and I always suspected it was diet related.

    I am on board for probiotics.


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  8. Sonya Lenzo says:

    I know a LOT of people with these symptoms!
    Sonya Lenzo

  9. Dennis Perry says:

    Our lifestyles are responsible for many of the ailments we suffer today. Probiotics are a great start. We also need to get back to a healthier diet: more raw foods, few or no processed foods, etc.

    Articles like this one are extremely valuable. Please keep these coming.

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  10. Kevin Bettencourt says:

    The worst part of L.I.D.S. for me is it isn’t as if people don’t know the diet they are grazing on isn’t healthy, it’s that they don’t care.

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  11. Is it possible, with the dosages that “They” came up with, to have too much of the good kind, then giving us LIDS again?

    Mark Hogan

  12. I had not previously heard of LIDS, although I had heard of the general sort of issue of lack of good gut bacteria. Thank you for giving me a term and the definition of what Lifestyle Induced Dysbiosis Syndrome is.

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Christian Dating Expert

  13. Toy Storage and Organization says:

    I did not know that LIDS could contribute to lactose intolerance.

    It’s estimated that about 65% to 80% of the immune system is in the gut. Never knew.

    Kid’s Toy Storage and Organization Revisited

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