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Modern Life Depletes Your Gut Microbes in a Number of Different Ways

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  • Bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other microorganisms that compose your body’s microflora play a major role in your health, both mental and physical
  • Americans tend to have far less microbial diversity in their guts, which raises their risk of obesity, metabolic dysfunction, and all sorts of inflammatory diseases
  • One of the best ways to improve your gut health is with your diet. Fermented foods are ideal, but dietary fiber is also important. Some microbes ferment fiber, and the byproducts nourish your colon

By Dr. Mercola

Your intestinal microflora—aka your microbiome—is an integral part of your immune system, and over the past several years, research has revealed that microbes of all kinds—bacteria, fungi, and even viruses—play instrumental roles in the functioning of your body.

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