Dysbiosis results from abnormal fermentation in the small intestine1. In the large intestine, some fermentation is desirable because it produces butyrate and other short chain fatty acids that nourish the cells of the intestinal wall. In the small intestine, however, growth of yeast, fungi and/or fermenting bacteria can result in damage to the gut lining, absorption of toxic by-products, and impaired absorption of nutrients. Repeated assault on the body from toxic chemicals yields a range of effects. Dysbiosis can produce obvious intestinal symptoms of diarrhea, burning, bloating, cramping and constipation. Equally important, however, are the effects on tissues far from the intestinal site, such as the brain, joints and muscles, as well as on the immune system.