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Is intestinal dysbiosis the real cause of heart disease?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM

So, I came across his blog series on bacterial overgrowth and was wondering what you guys thought. Could this be the real reason behind heart disease or is it not that simple?

The only downside to this series is this same website is selling probiotics.

http://syontix.com/part-one-endotoxemia-dysbiosis-and-cardiovascular-disease/

http://syontix.com/heart-disease-series/

NAYY.

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Probably all the above! And insoluble fiber (like from wheat) can interfere with digestion and soluble fiber (veggies!) are a prebiotic. Another plus for paleo!

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Thanks for the reply Anon, I definitely agree with the probiotics and try to do kefir on a regular basis. I guess it is a little vague, I thought maybe it would help explain some of the confusion surrounding the disease. Most folks would say it's refined sugar, some oxidized o6 oils and others wheat or just inflammation in general.

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Bacteria overgrowth is kind of a vague term, especially considering the multitude of different bacteria, beneficial and otherwise. In traditional diets (ie: high sugar/carb) the "bad" bacteria gets fed better and crowds out the more beneficial gut flora. Of course, doing the opposite can help. Courses of antibiotics can throw off your balance as well.

When it comes to heart disease, there have been studies that show that the presence of certain bacteria strain are present in arteries with plaque. These are the same strain that causes plaque on the teeth. The misconception is that if you don't floss, this bacteria gets into your system and then into your heart. That may happen, but in a healthy body, the bacteria should pass into your system. This can be affected by leaky gut issues, not getting enough prebiotics, other health issues, too much sugar, etc.

Just popping a probiotic pill isn't going to cure an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, but it doesn't hurt. I periodically will take a course of probiotics to keep things balanced, and try to get some unsweetened fermented foods when I can, like kefir.

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on June 25, 2013
at 07:37 PM

Thanks for the reply Anon, I definitely agree with the probiotics and try to do kefir on a regular basis. I guess it is a little vague, I thought maybe it would help explain some of the confusion surrounding the disease. Most folks would say it's refined sugar, some oxidized o6 oils and others wheat or just inflammation in general.

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on June 25, 2013
at 08:35 PM

Probably all the above! And insoluble fiber (like from wheat) can interfere with digestion and soluble fiber (veggies!) are a prebiotic. Another plus for paleo!

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