Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bacteria in the Digestive Tract Can Have a Huge Impact

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that we might be witnessing the birth of a revolution in our understanding of human health and disease.  Bacteria in our guts are being linked to cancer, autoimmunity, liver disease, asthma, autism, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, synthetizing important vitamins and amino acids, detoxification, and improving digestion.  Our bodies typically contain 13 trillion cells and 130 trillion bacterial cells, 20,000 genes and 5-8 million bacterial genes.  Alternative practitioners have been talking about the biofilm for years.  It is about time that physicians are finally paying attention.


See the New England Journal Watch, Year in Review for 2013.(subscription needed)

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