Immune modulation and gut health

The Interplay Between Gut and Immune System

70% of our immune system is located in the gut. An intact intestinal gut mucosa and a layer of probiotic bacteria help to prevent infection from other pathological microorganisms. Antibiotics not only kill the bad bacteria, but also effect the good ones, that is why people often suffer from diarrhea or yeast infection when they are under medication. Also stress can have an impact on our healthy gut flora. On a long term basis, missing bacteria might lead to immune deficiency. This can be cured by various homeopathic remedies and nutritional supplements.

People with Atopic Dermatitis can also show a leaky gut mucosa.

In general, in cases of immune deficiency, allergies or dermatitis, I send a stool sample to a special lab and treat on the basis of their results.