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Gut Microbes and Your Health

The Wide-Ranging Influence of Gut Microbes on Your Mental and Physical Health Story at-a-glance • Ninety percent of the genetic material in your body is NOT yours. It is from the nearly 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms that compose your microflora • Your microflora influence your genetic expression, your immune system, weight, mental health, memory, and your risk of numerous chronic and acute diseases, from diabetes to cancer • It is becoming increasingly clear that destroying your gut flora with antibiotics and poor diet is a primary factor in rising disease rates. Recent research suggests intestinal inflammation may play a crucial role in the development of certain cancers Avoiding these two things: antibiotics (including those from conventionally-raised meats and rBGH-laced milk), and sugar by adhering to a...