Intestinal Health – the Four “R” Program: Part II – Bacteria


In Part I of our four-part series, we looked at the gut and how bacteria plays a part in a good way and a bad one. We also presented that there are four steps to creating a healthy gut:  Remove, Replace, Reinoculate, Repair.

In Part II, we’ll look at bacteria specifically in relation to our gut health and what it does to create havoc in our system, not just our gut.

Opportunistic and pathogenic bacteria proliferate in our body, specifically our GI tract, because of our own behavior, namely poor diet; antibiotic use; as well as contaminated animal food sources, water and produce. That being said, it is within reason that the infection can be reversed.


The symptoms of this invasion present themselves as acute gastritis with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, cramping, fever, diarrhea, even influenza-like symptoms are common, including headache and malaise, and sometimes resulting in as bad as bloody diarrhea, colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome.

As bad as it sounds, there is treatment for bacterial infection: probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, herbal agents such as goldenseal, citrus seed extract, garlic, oregano oil, and olive leaf extract. At the very least, be sure and rehydrate if you have had any diarrhea.

At Baucom Institute, we deal especially with the gut and treatment of these types of issues. In more invasive cases, we specialize in prescribing medications to deal with the serious nature of these issues.

Do you have any of these symptoms or know anyone who does?