- Abdominal fullness, bloating, gas distention and burning in the upper abdominal area immediately after meals
- Undigested food making its way to the intestines and contributing to ‘leaky gut’ symptoms
- Findings of undigested food particles in the bowel movements
- Multiple food allergies
- Nausea after taking supplements
- Rectal itching, because undigested food promotes fermentation in places where none should happen, therefore leading to gut dysbiosis and overgrowth of yeast species.
- Hormonal imbalance
- Digestion problems
- Food cravings
- Thyroid problems
- Recurrent infections
- Brain fog and impaired memory recall
- Stubborn, excessive weight that’s been hanging around despite you practicing calorie-counting
If gut elimination is not working properly and daily bowel
movements are elusive, estrogen will also not be properly detoxified and eliminated, and thus will be reabsorbed via the bile acids to go back to the liver for a second round of metabolization.
Estrogen metabolism has its own dedicated microbiome called
estrobolome. Imbalance in the estrogen levels is linked to an impaired estrobolome.
Microbes in the estrobolome produce an enzyme called beta-glucuronidase which alters estrogens into their active forms, binding to estrogen receptors and exerting estrogen-related physiologic effects on cells and tissues. When gut health is not optimal, this gut dysbiosis causes alterations in the activity of this beta-glucuronidase enzyme. Therefore, the more beta-glucuronidase enzyme the impaired gut microbiome produces, the less estrogen is being excreted, so more estrogen remains in the body to recirculate, bind to estrogen-receptors and exert estrogen-related physiologic effects. This leads to estrogen dominance, even in the presence of age-related ‘normal’ estrogen levels. Estrogen dominance occurs in relative imbalance to progesterone levels and leads to increased risk of endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, breast, and endometrial cancers.
As the gut mediates hormone metabolism, microbiome dysbiosis reduces bacterial diversity which can also lead to low production of the beta-glucuronidase enzyme resulting in low testosterone levels. The gut microbiome health is not only affecting women, but men also.
The gut’s 5-α and 5-β reductase enzyme activity will also impact progesterone metabolism, for both men and women.
Working directly with me will give you the knowledge you need to evaluate, manage and eliminate gluten intolerance vs celiac disease, acid reflux, bloating/excessive gas, intestinal permeability, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), H. pylori gastritis, chronic yeast infections, chronic constipation, or diarrhea, asthma, allergies, and heal your gut, detoxify correctly, restore hormone balance and feel amazing!