Your Secret Weapon for Better Health

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Posted on 18th January 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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The small and large intestines (gut) do most of the work involved in digesting the 20 tons of food that the average person consumes in a lifetime. This process involves trillions of bacteria — some of them harmful and others beneficial.

What you may not know: While the gut is most commonly associated with digestion, it’s estimated that at least 60% of a person’s immune system is located there. “Good” bacteria protect against the growth of harmful bacteria to help prevent infections, such as vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections.

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