dysbiosis definition

Dysbiosis is an unhealthy balance of intestinal bacteria in the gut.  Dr.Eli Metchnikoff popularized the term; he promoted the theory that all disease starts in one’s digestive tract due to an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut.  The term “symbiosis” is its opposite, which means things are living together in harmony with each other.  Eating fermented foods such as homemade yogurt, kefir and sauerkraut aids in restoring a correct balance of bacteria in the intestines and prevents dysbiosis from occurring.