The word bacteria generally conveys a negative connotation. Yes there are bad bacteria, but there are good bacteria too! And they have a lot to do!
In the human body, friendly bacteria ensure our intestines function efficiently and also produce acids which curb the multiplication of bad bacteria. They also help in lowering cholesterol, beating belly fact, boosting one’s immune system, protecting the gut and preventing yeast infections.
However good bacteria can be easily destroyed by countless factors. It’s when the balance topples, with bad bacteria taking over, that we experience the signs of tiredness, chronic constipation, bloating and other digestive issues.
In fact Vitamin B12 is manufactured by bacteria too! Today due to our super-hygienic lifestyles, we have B12 deficiencies. It’s the pesticides and chemicals that are present in our fruits, vegetables and grains, that are poisonous to us, not the bacteria!
So the best solution would be to focus on strengthening our immune system with the right diet, rather than fighting the bad bacteria.
By: Dr Nandita Shah