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Your Microflora Outnumber Your Cells Ten to One but Researchers Show they Play Crucial Role in Your Health

Your Microflora Outnumber Your Cells Ten to One but Researchers Show they Play Crucial Role in Your Health

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  • There are 100 trillion cells in your body, but only one in 10 is human. The rest are bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms, i.e. your microflora.
  • Your microflora influence your genetic expression, your immune system, your weight and your risk of numerous chronic and acute diseases, from diabetes to cancer.
  • It is becoming increasingly clear that destroying your gut flora with antibiotics and poor diet is a primary factor in rising disease rates.
  • A healthy low-sugar diet, along with plenty of unpasteurized fermented foods and/or a high-quality probiotic supplement, is crucial to restoring and maintaining both your gut’s inner ecosystem and your overall health.

By Dr. Mercola

Probiotics, along with a host of other microorganisms, are so crucial to your health that researchers have compared them to "a newly recognized organ."


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