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The wide-ranging effects of dysbiosis on the body

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 27, 2011 at 1:21 AM

I recently watched a video that gave me many of the answers I've been looking for for a long time about what the dysbiosis I have in my gut is doing to the rest of my body. I also learned in this video that lipopolysaccharides (LPS) from bad bacteria in the gut travel throughout the body and wreak havoc on the brain and other organs and hormonal systems. The doctor in the video says that lps increases ghrelin and decreases leptin, and I found this article pointing to a study showing that lps inhibits leptin's entry into the brain, thus preventing the brain from getting the signal that you're full http://www.wellnessresources.com/studies/lps_toxicity_inhibits_leptin_entry_into_brain/. If this is true then my question is could bacterial dysbiosis be playing a bigger role in obesity and many other diseases than we currently recognize? Also, could dysbiosis explain so many people's food cravings as well for the very reasons described in the video, and should this be a bigger target for treatment from doctors with patients who have metabolic and other problems? Here's the link to the video . . .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbJuVvT6ALQ . . and more research on the effects of lps on the body . . .http://microbialinfluence.com/

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on January 25, 2012
at 12:42 AM

I hear ya, I actually have the same problem, I can't gain weight no matter how much i eat. For me it's because my gut is so damaged I'm just not absorbing most of what I eat. It sounds like that's the case with you too. A common misconception is that you will automatically gain weight if you have dysbiosis, but you can only gain weight if your gut isn't so damaged that you're able to absorb enough of the nutrients in your food.

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on January 24, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Interesting! I'm pretty sure LPS have been involved in acne for me, and I often don't get the signal that I'm full, or if I do, it lags by about 20-25 minutes. It's interesting how people react differently to these things. Where other people gain weight, I get skin and digestion issues. I'd love to gain weight - I can't get over 140lb no matter how much I eat.

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on January 24, 2012
at 02:47 PM

Interesting! I'm pretty sure LPS have been involved in acne for me, and I often don't get the signal that I'm full, or if I do, it lags by about 20-25 minutes...

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on November 27, 2011
at 01:49 AM

This is an excellent question...looking forward to the answers.

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on January 13, 2012
at 06:37 PM

And now more evidence for a connection between gut bacteria, leptin and heart attacks http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120112193440.htm

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