When we think of bacteria and health, most of us have the idea that less is best and that hygiene is vital to our general wellbeing. We think of angry little organisms causing chaos is human diseases.
Although this is true to an extent, being told over and over again that bug free is germ free has been incredibly detrimental to all of the good bugs that live with us from birth to death, trying to win the war against the bad guys without us even realising. It is now thought that these healthy, disease fighting organisms outnumber our own human cells 10 to 1.
These unsung heroes are all over (and inside) our bodies, protecting us from foreign pathogens. They have been shown to be so important in basic human functions such as nutrient breakdown, absorption and as a natural barrier to disease causing agents. And so, as you can…
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