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Good Bacteria in the Intestine Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Another post from jimmy Moore about good bacteria that I have replied on

Jimmy Moore said: Good Bacteria in the Intestine Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests: ~ Why is gut flora so important? This new research shows that keeping all those good buggers where they need to be is a great way to ward off diseases like Crohn's, ulcerative colitis and even diabetes! And this isn't just for adults--kids need to be feeding their gut flora well so they will not experience a lifetime of health issues. This damaged good bacteria system is very likely why diabetes has increased so rapidly in our world of Purel and a clean environment everywhere. To paraphrase Mark Sisson from my interview with him last week, we need to let kids start playing in the dirt again! In case you missed that one, listen here: **************

My thoughts: It's not so much that we as well as our children need to play in the dirt to build up our immunity. It's more a case of that we need to eat the right types of food in order to ensure that the bacteria that does end up in our stomach is beneficial to the body rather than harmful. Obviously the easiest and the quickest solution to this is by taking a course of probiotics which may work for some people. Another way of building healthy gut bacteria is of course by eating foods that have been fermented in a traditional way that promotes the presence of these bacteria when they're eaten. Things like sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables are probably some of the richest sources that are relatively easily available to most people as are fresh yogurts that include the live bacteria needed to make them. That of course cuts out completely all commercially made yogurts as live bacteria are either killed off during the final parts of the manufacturing process or poisoned by other ingredients added to the yogurt in order to ensure a longer shelf life. Whichever way you cut it we definitely need to build up the healthy bacteria in our digestive system and make sure that the food we eat in no way promotes harmful bacteria to grow and multiply as that can only lead to disease later on. When you consider that at anyone time, the number of bacteria in our intestine far out numbers the number of cells in our body then the phrase "you are what you eat" takes on a whole new meaning. Cheers, Mark **************

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