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The causes of intestinal dysbiosis: a review

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Hawrelak, JA and Myers, SP, The causes of intestinal dysbiosis: a review, Alternative Medicine Review: A Journal of Clinical Therapeutics, 9, (2) pp. 180-97. ISSN 1089-5159 (2004) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

Alterations in the bowel flora and its activities are now believed to be contributing factors to many chronic and degenerative diseases. Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis have all been linked to alterations in the intestinal microflora. The intestinal dysbiosis hypothesis suggests a number of factors associated with modern Western living have a detrimental impact on the microflora of the gastrointestinal tract. Factors such as antibiotics, psychological and physical stress, and certain dietary components have been found to contribute to intestinal dysbiosis. If these causes can be eliminated or at least attenuated then treatments aimed at manipulating the microflora may be more successful.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Research Field:Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Author:Hawrelak, JA (Dr Jason Hawrelak)
ID Code:96458
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2014-11-06
Last Modified:2014-11-06
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