How to Feed Your Flora
Your digestive tract is home to 99 percent of your body’s microflora. The good bacteria among them, called probiotics, help you to digest your food, but they also help protect you by crowding out pathogens and improving your body’s natural defense system.
Immune system problems occur when antibiotics, junk food and toxins disrupt these symbiotic bacteria, allowing the bad bacteria to flourish. Create balance in your intestinal ecology by making sure your diet includes probiotics. They are found in good-quality fermented foods. However, most of us need to supplement with high quality probiotics in order to replace the good bacteria that are either destroyed or eliminated with our stools every day.