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.



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