An unhealthy gut biofilm does all the wrong things. For example, an unhealthy gut biofilm:
If you have an infection that just won't go away, it could be due to unhealthy gut biofilm. Unhealthy gut biofilm will promote inflammation and protect bacteria, parasites, and yeast from even the strongest medications.
Prevents the full absorption of nutrients across the intestinal wall.
Protects disease-causing microorganisms from the immune system.
Protects disease-causing microorganisms from Antibiotics and antifungals (this means both herbal and pharmaceutical-grade).
Houses toxins like heavy metals.
The sturdy protection that biofilm provides from pathogenic bugs is one reason why some infections are so troublesome to resolve. Yeasts, parasites, and bacteria find shelter in the biofilm matrix, evading an onslaught of even the strongest of medications.
This applies to conditions like:
Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, which are often thought to have an infectious root.
Systemic Candida overgrowth.
Heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux).
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), which includes symptoms like heartburn, bloating, gas, abdominal cramping, brain fog, arthritis, acne, and other skin conditions.
Irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease. (2)
Unhealthy biofilm allows some infections to persist for years. This means that the body may become more susceptible to other infections, or co-infections, as well as other chronic degenerative diseases.