Bacteria are everywhere
Consider this: No matter how hard we try to get rid of them, there are more bacteria in and on you than there are people on this earth. The intestines alone have about 100 trillion bacteria, which outnumbered all the cells in the human body 10 to 1.
But don't be too worried. You've been living with them since before you could walk or talk. Most don't stay around that long. It has been estimated that humans excrete a couple of trillion bacteria through feces every day. That's about one-third of our fecal matter.
There are more than 400 species of bacteria, many of which share your internal space every second of every day. It is quite obvious that the sheer number of bacteria can affect us profoundly. They metabolize, reproduce, and colonize just like the cells that make up our bodies. Many produce byproducts and substances that can benefit us. They can mutate or change in response to their environment and bodies and unfortunately, some can produce substances that are not good for us. However, you will discover that it goes both ways-not only do the bacteria influence us, but we also influence our internal bacterial population. It's only when we ignore them-or ignore that they even exist that we can get into serious trouble.
We may be the underdogs, but we can still conquer the bad bacteria, and keep and enhance the good bacteria.
Yes, the numbers are overwhelming. And yes, the magnitude of bacteria is unfathomable. However, there is no need to throw in the towel. As with most compelling battles, there are good guys and bad guys. The bad bacteria can lead to a variety of illnesses. The good guys are critical for your good health.
Help the Bad Bacteria
I . Antibiotic Use
It is now widely understood that antibiotics are indiscriminate in the type of bacteria they kill both good and bad.
2. Estrogen use
Birth control pill and prescription estrogen have been shown to disrupt normal intestinal floral balance
3. Travel can influence the condition of the digestive tract.
Emotional and physical stress can have a profound impact on our health and bacterial balance. Pay close attention to how your GI tract responds to stress.
5. Lifestyle factors
Lack of physical activity, low-fiber diet, negative attitude, smoking and drinking too much alcohol and not enough water, will most likely result in digestive disharmony.
6. Food and water borne contaminants
This is dramatically illustrated in cases of E.coli breakouts in our food supply. In addition, chemical preservatives and additives are part of the processed foods we eat.
Support the Good Bacteria
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