How to Harness the Power of Your Gut Microbiome and Unlock Total Body Health

By Isa Herrera, MSPT

Have you heard the buzz about your gut microbiome and probiotics? Well if you have, great, because if there’s one thing you can do to help your overall health — it’s to tend to your microbiome.

And if you haven’t heard about the microbiome, that’s great, too. Because in this article, I’m detailing why you should care about your gut, and how to make your microbiome positively thrive.

Let’s dig in.

What Is The Gut Microbiome?

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Did you know that your body is filled with trillions of microscopic organisms that function like a colony? They’re on your skin, in your vagina, and a massive one of these colonies lives in your large intestine.

This colony, known as the ‘gut microbiome,’ is estimated to weigh over four pounds! That’s four pounds of bacteria, yeasts, and viruses that colonize your colon.

The gut microbiome, comprising microbes too tiny to see with the naked eye, performs many hugely crucial tasks in your body. (1)

Scientists believe that the gut microbiome:

  • Regulates your immune system
  • Influences mental health
  • Helps control how your body metabolizes food
  • Modulates blood sugar
  • Affects your heart’s health
  • Has a major impact on your skin’s health
  • Can determine your weight
  • Determines your bowel movements
  • Processes hormones like estrogen
  • Influences your vaginal microbiome

And some research suggests a relationship between your gut microbiome and breast cancer. (2,3) It’s even possible the gut microbiome can influence your pelvic floor health, too. (4)

The Battle Between Good Microbes And Bad Ones

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Your gut microbiome is made up of all types of microscopic organisms. Some are health-promoting.

And some are the “bad guys” — the types of microbes that make you sick and cause disease.

Ideally, if your gut is in good shape, the number of “good” guys outnumbers the “bad” actors. These good microbes constantly work on your behalf to keep the population of bad guys in check.

But if your gut health is compromised, things can get out of balance quickly. The bad guys can overtake the good guys…and that’s when the door opens to disease.

Signs Of An Unbalanced Gut Microbiome

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The problem is, since your gut microbiome is invisible and hanging out in your intestinal tract, how are you supposed to know if it’s out of balance? How can you tell if the bad guys are overtaking the good guys?

Here are some common signs you may have gut health that’s less than ideal:

  • You’re bloated after eating
  • You’re constantly getting yeast infections
  • You have recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Your skin is always acting up (think acne, rashes, or just a general dullness)
  • You struggle with diarrhea, IBS, or IBD
  • You’re constipated
  • You crave sugar all the time
  • You’ve been diagnosed with autoimmune disease, heart disease, diabetes
  • You’re overweight
  • You’ve lost a lot of weight
  • You’re constantly getting colds and viruses
  • You have difficult periods and PMS

That’s Where Probiotics Come In

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Probiotics are real, live “good” microbes. They are strains of bacteria that scientists believe are health-promoting and excellent at fighting off those pesky bad guys. (5)

When you take probiotics in capsule form, it’s like swallowing a whole boatload of extra soldiers ready to fight for you and your health.

There’s been a lot of research done on probiotics, in both humans and animals. Probiotics have been studied for: (6)

  • Obesity
  • High cholesterol
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS)

Probiotics are a universally helpful tool that supports the health of just about every single part of your body. Because when you’re gut microbiome’s in good shape — it’s constantly working on your behalf, behind the scenes, to make great things happen in your body.

The Problem With Most Probiotics

So, if probiotics help your microbiome to thrive, and your microbiome helps your entire body… it makes complete sense to add a probiotic into your daily supplement routine, right?

There’s one huge problem, though.

Most probiotics on the market aren’t all that effective.

Most probiotics:

  • Don’t include key strains important for women’s health
  • Don’t include prebiotics (a special kind of food eaten by probiotics that they need to thrive)
  • Don’t actually survive the digestive acids in the stomach
  • Can’t actually colonize the gut, if they do make it there
  • Aren’t shelf-stable — so they go bad before you’ve even taken them

This is why most probiotics manufacturers cram their products full of billions and billions of strains — to make up for the fact that they know their product won’t survive the stomach and even make it to the large intestine.

That’s Why I Created Total Fem Biome Guard

Total Fem BiomeGuard is a revolutionary, shelf-stable probiotic blend of three spore-forming Bacilli species and prebiotic fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and inulin to help your gut microbiome thrive.

In other words, Total Fem Biome Guard is super effective — and helps you:

  • Get a flat stomach (‘bye bloat!)
  • Glow from within
  • Find more energy
  • Sleep better
  • Support healthy immune function
  • Promote healthy gut microflora during and after antibiotic use
  • Promote recovery from diarrhea and constipation
  • Support the health of your entire body

What’s more, Total Fem Biome Guard is also:

  • Spore-based
  • Shelf-stable — no need to store it in the refrigerator
  • Heat resistant
  • Encased by a protective endospore so it survives the journey to the gut
  • Packed with prebiotics, so your probiotics can thrive, quickly

Total Fem Biome Guard includes special, female-forward strains of probiotics, including:

  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Bacillus coagulans
  • Bacillus clausii

Total Fem Biome Guard has helped me banish my bloat, get clearer skin, and sleep like a baby at night! I take it every day and I feel so good knowing that I’m helping my entire body function better.

I’m so excited to share Total Fem Biome Guard with you, and I cannot wait for you to try it so you can see the difference a real, high-quality probiotic and prebiotic blend can make in your life. Click Here to read more…


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  4. “Gut microbiome and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.”
  5. “Probiotics – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf.” 3 Jul. 2023,
  6. “Probiotics – Health Professional Fact Sheet.” 2 Jun. 2022,

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Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS is a New York City-based holistic women’s pelvic floor specialist, author of 5 books on pelvic health, including the international best seller Female Pelvic Alchemy, and the ground-breaking self-help book, Ending Female Pain, A Woman’s Manual. She has dedicated her career to advancing awareness of pelvic floor conditions so that more people can find relief from this silent epidemic that affects over 30 million people in the US alone. Ms. Herrera holds a BA in Psychology and Biology from Fordham University and also a Masters in Physical Therapy from Hunter College. Click here for a complete bio.