Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion Updated 15 March 2016 Your health is in your gut Your gut is a huge player in the immune system, because it’s the first line of defense between you and anything dangerous you happen to swallow. Have you ever touched something dirty (like your phone or your keyboard) and then cooked or put your hands around your mouth? Taken a piece of gum without washing your hands? Cooked on a surface that isn’t totally sterile? Then you’ve probably introduced some kind of pathogen to your gut, and if you didn’t get sick from it, you have your gut flora to thank. Boost your immune system this coming winter by consuming products like yoghurt with Acidolphus, L. casei, and L. rhamnosus probiotic strains. 0 More: Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Paramedic on red zones: 'They started stoning us and the ambulance' Medical Too little of this vitamin could harm young hearts Diet and nutrition Alarming increase in childhood obesity over 4 decades Medical Oral health basics: what you need to know Sex Why cardiac arrest during sex is deadlier than any other activity News A deadly story – the origins of poisoning From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.