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Do You Really Need Poo-in-a-Pill?

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  • Fecal transplants, in which donor feces from a healthy person are transplanted into a patient, are showing remarkable results in treating health conditions such as Crohn’s disease and Clostridium difficile infection
  • Capsules containing fecal bacteria from healthy donors are another, less invasive way to “transplant” healthy bacteria into your gut, according to more recent research
  • It is highly probable that many of our modern diseases are the end result of a dramatic disconnect from the natural world, which teems with microbiota, as predicted by the so-called Hygiene Hypothesis
  • Maintaining a healthy environment in your gut, by eating unpasteurized fermented foods and/or taking a high-quality probiotic supplement, along with avoiding antibiotics, will support your overall health and well-being

By Dr. Mercola

Mounting research suggests that supplementing with probiotics (good bacteria) is probably more important than taking a multivitamin, and this is due to the profoundly important role gut bacteria play in your health.


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