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But more and more, the?evidence points to germs as being essential?for our well being, so it may be time to rethink our approach to health and disease.
I have talked about?gut health?before but wanted to revisit this issue because I really believe it is the center for controlling many diseases.
Your gut plays a?huge role?in breaking down foods, absorbing nutrients, keeping out toxins, regulating our immune system and producing nutrients. That?s a lot of work!!
No wonder your Microbiome (gut bacteria) comprises nearly 2 million genes with about 300 to 500 bacterial species!
The number of bacteria within the gut is approximately?10 times?that of all of the cells in the human body!
So it is important to maintain a healthy gut and there are?several factors?that affect our microbiome?(some we can control)
Many?diseases?could be caused by gut problems.
**Less childhood exposure to bacteria and parasites in?affluent societies?like Australia and the United States actually?increases susceptibility to diseaseby suppressing the natural development of the immune system.
So what can we do to maintain a healthy gut?
This is a?small list of things to do?but hopefully gets you thinking of ways to improve your gut.
The?bottom line?is our societies love affair with hand sanitizers and antibiotics is not all good.
Antibiotic therapy?is incorrect in 30% to 50% of all cases! 2
Have a great day and let me know if you have any questions?
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1?Curr Oncol Rep.?2016 Jul;18(7):45. doi: 10.1007/s11912-016-0528-7
2?P T. 2015 Apr; 40(4): 277?283.