The latest 1 Stop Health Shop Newsletter suggests that many of us overlook the importance of the digestive system.
Many do not realise that the digestive tract plays a vital role in overall wellbeing; in the absorption of nutrients as well as acting as a first line of defence against ingested micro-organisms.
The intestinal immune system plays a very important role in our overall immune system.
Some physicians attributed diseases of aging to the build-up of waste products or putrefaction in the colon, ultimately leaking toxins into the bloodstream. Lined with over 500 different species of bacteria, the intestinal tract keeps the balance between healthy and harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, many of us have poor diets that disrupt these healthy bacteria. Stress and especially antibiotics can damage these healthy bacteria so that we experience symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrohea and abdominal cramping/pain.
In short, a digestive system with good microflora serves a protective barrier against harmful bacteria. But how can one have a healthy intestinal flora? The answer is Probiotics.
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