The health of the immune system is dependent upon the health of the digestive track; and the health of the digestive track is dependent upon the balance of its microflora or flora. The flora is the mixture of microorganisms that live in your intestine – bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeasts, etc.
The good and bad bacteria are in a constant battle for living space within the digestive track.To have a healthy immune system there needs to be a ratio of 85% good bacteria over harmful bacteria.
Few people are aware that the health of your immune system depends upon the health of your digestive track. There is a whole lot more going on in the digestive track than just digesting food and disposing of waste. For most people it is a novel concept to think of the gut as an integral part of the immune system. …[continue reading]