Some Things We Know Our Belly Bugs Do

  • Aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Create a barrier against intruders such as bad bacteria, pathogenic flora, harmful viruses and injurious parasites
    • Scientists have seen the flagella – the “hairs” on a bacteria – stop a deadly stomach rotavirus in its tracks
  • Act as a detox machine
    • The microbiome is referred to as the second liver because belly bugs help to neutralize toxins and prevent infections, so when you decrease the
      healthy bacteria in your gut, you increase the workload on your liver
  • Profoundly influence the immune system – the gut is thought to be the largest immune
    “organ” in the body
  • Educate and support your immune system by controlling certain immune cells and preventing autoimmunity, a state in which the body attacks its own tissues
  • Produce and release important enzymes and substances that collaborate with your biology as well as chemicals that the brain uses, including vitamins and neurotransmitters
  • Handle stress through the belly bugs’ effects on the body’s endocrine hormonal system
  • Assist you in getting a good night’s sleep
  • Help control the body’s inflammatory pathways which are a major player in all types of chronic diseases