The Tiny But Mighty Bacteria That May Be Your Missing Link: 

If you’ve completed Gastrointestinal stool testing here at one of our Modern Medicine locations, you’ve likely encountered a tiny but crucial player that could use some improvement: Akkermansia. And if you haven’t explored this realm yet, here’s why tuning into this gut bacterium might just be the missing piece to your health puzzle.

Why is Akkermansia Important?

Akkermansia, when thriving in the gut, plays a pivotal role in maintaining gut barrier function and modulating the immune system. Studies have linked its presence to lower levels of inflammation, improved metabolic health, and even a correlated role in managing cholesterol levels. By nurturing this beneficial bacterium through TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes), you’re not just supporting your gut health but also fostering a comprehensive approach to well-being that involves the interplay of mind, body, and diet.

Symptoms of Low Akkermansia Levels:

  • Metabolic Issues: Such as high cholesterol, insulin resistance, and obesity.
  • Digestive Discomfort: Leaky gut symptomatology, bloating, irregular bowel movements, and discomfort after eating.
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances: These little guys are responsible for creating that protective mucosal barrier. When out of alignment, food particles can slip through a now permeable gut and cause allergic response as well as…
  • Autoimmune Symptomatology and Reduced Immunity: Frequent infections or a susceptibility to illnesses as well as autoimmune conditions
  • Mood Imbalance Symptoms: These can include depression, anxiety, brain fog, low energy, and more. (Yes! Your gut and brain are linked and communicate through this clever little super-highway called your Gut-Brain Axis. Cool, right? What you eat can directly and quickly influence your brain within seconds of digestion occurring. 

Understanding the significance of Akkermansia in your gut ecosystem can pave the way toward holistic well-being. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to nurture and boost these beneficial bacteria.

How to Improve Your Levels:

  1. Dietary Modifications: Embrace a diverse, plant-strong diet rich in polyphenols, prebiotics (such as inulin and oligofructose found in artichokes, onions, garlic), and fiber to feed Akkermansia.
  2. Probiotic Support: Personalized advice is crucial here. If you suspect any “gut things” going on,please call us at 972-552-2920 or contact your local Modern Medicine branch. Getting your stool tested with our one-of-a-kind lab will offer you a full personalized panel and give us the information we need to get you on the exact probiotic strains that your gut needs to find its optimal point of well-being! If Akkermansia is found to be low, you can order it on our site here.
  3. Stress Reduction: Engage in stress-relieving activities like meditation, yoga, or mindfulness to support a balanced gut microbiome. Physical activity that clears stress serves as extra credit here!

Incorporating these changes may not only optimize your Akkermansia levels but also pave the way for a more resilient, balanced, and vibrant you. Take a step toward holistic health today by give us a call at 469-620-2054 to schedule an appointment or see what we can do for you! You can also visit us at for more information.

After your detailed labs with one of our incredible and attentive practitioners, our health coaches will walk you step-by-step through your unique protocols. Your healthcare team will partner up on your behalf and consider your unique presenting symptoms as we coach you to success through these and many other natural approaches to support your gut microbiome, and ultimately your overall well-being! We can’t wait to see you in our office and witness your successes.

Jade Green, TNC CHHC

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