Good Bacteria: Learn why it is important to nuture your gut flora!
What is gut flora?
It is basically the bacteria and microbes that live in your digestive track. 80 percent of your immunity, good or bad, will be determine the overall state of your health. Yes, that’s 80 percent!
How can we keep ourselves healthy during the seasons that are upon us in the upcoming months? Through the understanding and maintenance of keeping the appropriate ratio of gut flora.
What is the appropriate ratio of gut flora?
85 percent of the flora in your gut should be good flora consisting of, the most well-known species, including Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces boulardii, Escherichia coli, Candida, Helicobacter Pylori and Streptomyces.
15 percent of the flora in your gut should be bad flora.
If you have this ratio, then bravo to YOU because you will be able to:
smile more than the average person combat pathogens encourage proper immune function digest optimally synthesize important vitamins and minerals and much more… including tasks we are not yet aware of!
Most Americans today, have this ratio almost completely flip-flopped, meaning they have 15 percent good flora and 85 percent bad bacteria!
Well if we eat too many processed foods, drink alot of alcohol, take more than our share of antibiotics, eat meat that is treated with abuse, and have poor ways in dealing with stress then our good bacteria will be diminished.
Dr Mercola, MD
Rachel Marynowski, ND