Immune system: intestinal bacteria for defense

Beneficial inner balance: the more active life in the intestine, the fitter our immune system. But the diversity of the microbiome is at risk.

It sounds paradoxical: the job of our immune system is to fight off germs. But without them our defenses are flat. It is the diversity of the intestinal bacteria that influences the immune system.

It is known that the microbial zoo in the intestines forms a bulwark against harmful intruders. This dense ecosystem hardly offers a free ride. Our body’s defense system needs the microbiome to create a stable environment in the colon. Without it, or if our defenses are not strong enough the consequences are devastating.

The great extinction of species not only occurs in industrialized nations because of our way of life but in humans as well. Diversity is also disappearing within the body. Our microbiome is becoming impoverished.

Leading researchers see an unhealthy micro-biome as the main cause of increased diseases in much of our civilization, including disorders of the immune system.

This assumption is a variant of the hygiene hypothesis. Too few external enemies lead to our defenses attacking harmless substances like pollen. Apparently, the attackers from the outside are less important for the immune system than the confrontation with our own body cells.

The colorful world of microbes – Our intestinal ecosystem consists of more than 1000 species

Some examples:

Bacteriophage are viruses that only attack bacteria

Escherichia coli are frequent inhabitants of the intestines and produce vitamin K.

Lactobacillus is found mainly in dairy products

Bifidobacterium produces lactic acid

Enterococcus lives in the ground, but also in people

Candida albicans is a fungus and also lives in a healthy intestine

Rotaviruses are among the most common diarrheal pathogens

There are many indications that the intestinal flora plays a role in multiple sclerosis and rheumatism, but also in allergies and asthma. “A connection with the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is almost certain. Studies have shown that a probiotic that contains special E. coli bacteria can reduce the risk of relapse.

Strengthen and protect

Nutrition: The more diverse the microbiome, the better it is for the immune system. A varied diet with lots of plant fibers promotes biodiversity. For example Psyllium Husk, Kfibre, Konjac noodles, Tapioca, Cassia etc

Probiotics: A good source of probiotics with a large variety of species, like Floratrex, is the best.

Germs to eat: In general, the consumption of probiotics is healthy. Natural sources include yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, cheese, and pickles.

Colon Hydrotherapy can make a big difference to your microbiome by cleaning the colon and creating a better environment for good bacteria to flourish.

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