Understanding Microbiome and Fatigue 

Microbiome and Fatigue

What’s the link between your microbiome and fatigue?

I’ve helped a lot of patients understand this complex topic during my time as a Holistic Doctor.

Your microbiome is a universe of microbiota that dispersed amongst your tissues and biofluids. It consists of approximately 39 trillion microbial cells including bacteria, viruses and fungi. This is more than the estimated 30 trillion cells in your body, and more than the entire history of earth’s human population.

These organisms live in multiple places, including the skin, mammary glands, placenta, seminal fluid, uterus, ovarian follicles, lung, saliva, oral mucosa, conjunctiva, biliary tract, and gastrointestinal tract.

Most of these microbiome live in your gut, and they play a vital role in your physical and even your mental health. One of the most eye-opening examples of this is the link between microbiome and fatigue.

Leaky Gut, Microbiome and Fatigue

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology with the GI-MAP DNA Analysis and other tests to find out the state of your microbiome is a game-changer.

Knowing the status of your probiotics, enzymes to break down foods, levels of bacterial and fungal overgrowth, parasites, hidden H. Pylori, inflammation and leaky gut gives you the information you need to understand why you feel bad. 

The Microbiome of the gut must be addressed in order to heal fatigue, hormones, toxicity, immune system or neurotransmitter (mood) issues.

Microbiome and Fatigue


Symptoms of Microbiome Imbalance


  • Irritable Bowel
  • Food Allergies
  • Frequent nausea
  • Diarrhea, urgent stool
  • Constipation
  • Blood in stool
  • Seasonal allergies
  • H. Pylori and ulcers
  • Gastritis
  • Bloating
  • Candida and Fungal overgrowth
  • Gallbladder problems
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Leaky Gut

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Understanding Your Gut Microbiome

The microbiome is defined as the total healthy probiotic organisms that inhabit our entire gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiome plays a vital role in your health and symptoms of fatigue. Your GI tract…


  • Extracts nutrition from foods and delivers it to cells
  • Identifies toxic elements and pushes them out of the body
  • Stimulates production of neurotransmitters that affect mood and energy
  • Supports immune health, anti-aging, and reducing inflammation
Microbiome and Fatigue

Dysbiosis means that the complex microbiome community is no longer balanced. This could mean you have overgrowth of good bacteria (yes, this causes problems, too), or you have bacteria which belongs in the colon migrating to the small intestine, or finally pathogens like bacteria, fungus, viruses and more may have taken dominance in the guts.

All of these situations cause inflammation in the GI Tract, which then leads to inflammatory conditions in your entire body. These inflammatory conditions can eventually become chronic depression, Irritable Bowel, PMS/PMDD, menopausal problems, overweight issues, reflux, vomiting, dry eyes, eczema and psoriasis, Lupus, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure and so much more.

Leaky Gut, Microbiome and Fatigue

Another term, leaky gut, means that the intestines have become overly permeable. This problem is very prevalent in most patients that have any chronic symptoms, and allows larger food or pathogenic particles to migrate from the G.I. tract into the blood stream.

This improper migration elicits a strong reaction from the immune system, immediately followed by inflammation and activated antibodies. These activated antibodies are what show up on food allergy tests. One common condition associated with leaky gut syndrome is chronic fatigue.

A study out of Belgium  added confirmation to existing research on the connection between leaky gut syndrome and chronic fatigue. This study suggested that treating leaky gut can alleviate CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome), major depression, and other chronic illness. The research revealed that by treating a patient with specific antioxidants and a “leaky gut diet,” it resulted in the complete remission of CFS symptoms.

The study also demonstrated that treatment via diet and specific nutrients might reverse signs of leaky gut while improving symptoms of fatigue, malaise and depression.

Final Thoughts on Microbiome and Fatigue

I hope you enjoyed this article on the link between your gut microbiome and fatigue.

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Do you have more questions about the link between your gut microbiome and your overall health? Are you struggling with symptoms that seem to have no cause? As a holistic doctor, I help my patients understand and manage their health better by looking at the entire body as one system.

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About The Author

Dr. Robin Mayfield is a Holistic Doctor in Austin, Texas. She was educated at Texas A&M University and has been practicing since 1991.

Her work has been published in the Texas Journal of Chiropractic and Women’s Networking Magazine in Austin, TX, featured in New Perspectives on Women’s Health, Austin Magazine and in the published book 5 Steps to Selecting the Best Alternative Medicine: A Guide to Complementary & Integrative Health Care.

Dr. Mayfield has also been a featured speaker on local Austin Television KVUE Sunday Morning News and at Systemic Formulas Women’s Health Symposium and has been interviewed and quoted for articles published in the Canyon Courier, Evergreen, CO and Good Life National Magazine.

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