Revolutionizing Gut Health: A Deep Dive into the Latest in Probiotics

By Dr Olivia Naturals Support • February 15, 2024

Welcome to a New Era in Gut Health

Hello, dear readers! I'm Dr. Olivia Joseph, and today, I'm excited to bring you an update on a topic close to my heart and health: probiotics. You might remember my video on this subject that astonishingly hit over 400,000 views. It's hard to believe it's been almost a decade since then. As the co-founder of the Wellness Connection and Dr. Olivia Naturals, I've dedicated 20 years to practicing Functional Medicine, focusing on natural supplements to support your health journey. Let's embark on an updated exploration of the ever-evolving world of probiotics.

The Evolving World of Probiotics

Over the past eight years, the field of probiotics has seen significant advancements. One notable development is the production of Aaker monsy, a probiotic that's challenging to manufacture but offers extensive benefits for gut health, hormone balance, blood sugar regulation, weight control, and more. This probiotic is not just a gut health miracle; it's an all-around health champion.

The Multifaceted Benefits of Probiotics

Probiotics are much more than just gut health supplements. They play a vital role in boosting immune health and improving urinary tract and bowel health. They are incredibly beneficial in managing chronic conditions like yeast infections, UTIs, bacterial vaginosis, IBS, IBD, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth). However, when dealing with SIBO, it's essential to be cautious about the probiotics we choose.

Tailoring Probiotic Choices

In cases of SIBO, it's crucial not to use just any probiotic. We perform detailed stool testing to understand the gut's environment and determine the most suitable probiotic. For instance, Saccharomyces boulardii is a beneficial choice, especially if you're on antibiotics or suffering from diarrhea, as it helps prevent C. Diff, a common antibiotic side effect.

The Advent of Spore-Based Probiotics

An exciting development in the field is the introduction of spore-based probiotics. These are designed to travel deeper into the intestinal tract. However, they're not meant for long-term use; it's best to cycle on and off them. I also advocate rotating probiotics, especially to bolster immunity against common ailments like colds, flu, and respiratory infections.

The Critical Role of Prebiotics

There's often confusion between prebiotics and probiotics. Simply put, prebiotics are the food for probiotics. If you experience bloating after eating fermented foods, it could be a sign of SIBO. Regular consumption of fermented foods, in moderation, can significantly enhance your probiotic flora.

Diet and Gut Health

Diet plays a crucial role in gut health. While diets like GAPS, FODMAPs, and autoimmune paleo are beneficial, they alone can't rebalance a significantly imbalanced digestive tract. Factors like enzyme production, fecal fat content, and the presence of harmful bacteria need to be considered.

My Clinical Experience with Stool Analysis

In my 20 years of practice, I've conducted extensive stool analysis. These tests have revealed unexpected findings, teaching me that gut health is an intricate puzzle that requires a holistic approach. The digestive system, spanning approximately 18 feet, includes various components like the small and large intestines, stomach, gallbladder, and pancreas. Understanding and addressing issues in any of these areas is crucial for overall gut health.

The Importance of Short Chain Fatty Acids

An often overlooked aspect of gut health is short-chain fatty acids, like butyrate, essential for gut healing. Foods like green bananas, raw potato starch, and cooled rice are excellent sources of these acids. Once these foods are cooked and cooled, they transform into resistant starch, a potent booster for butyrate production.

Personalized Care for Your Gut Health

Each individual's gut health journey is unique. If you're struggling to identify the root causes of your gut issues, my team at the Wellness Connection and I are here to offer personalized care, either in person or virtually. We're committed to helping you navigate your path to optimal gut health.


Understanding gut health is a journey, and with the right knowledge and tools, it's a journey you can navigate successfully. Whether you're revisiting this topic after watching my video years ago or are new to the concept, I hope this post enlightens you on the complexities and advancements in probiotics and gut health. Remember, a healthy gut is the cornerstone of overall wellness.

Feel free to reach out to us for guidance and support as you embark on your journey to better gut health. Here's to your health and happiness!