“Our #gut #bacteria regulate many of our bodily functions, from creating #vitamins to controlling our #immune system, our #brain function and of course, our #metabolism and #weight. They are critical to our long-term health.”
“We are home to more than 500 different species of microbes. Some of them help us, but others are harmful. Many of us have too few bacteria in our intestines, where they do us the most good. Others have an overgrowth of the bad kind, which causes its own problems. Not enough of the good bacteria, or too much of the bad, can lead to intestinal disorders like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leaky Gut, and SIBO, but also chronic inflammation, depression, even cancer and heart disease.
So, it’s our job to encourage the good microbes by feeding them the things they need and avoiding the things that damage them. Meanwhile, we have to starve the bad bacteria by avoiding the foods and other forces that allow them to thrive.”