Feeding Your Probiotic Microbes

Humane Living

Trillions of organisms live in your digestive tract. These microorganisms are sometimes called intestinal flora, gut flora, or gut microflora, but the vast majority of them aren’t really flora in the sense of being plants, so I refer to them as microbes. In any case, these little critters are so important to your health and survival that some researchers consider them a vital organ.  You might think of microbes as dangerous, but 85% of them are helpful, or at least not harmful, to your body. You want the helpful microbes, which are known as probiotics, to be so plentiful and dominant in your body that there is no room or food for the harmful, disease-causing microbes, known as pathogens.  The benefits of a healthy colony of probiotic microbes include:

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