Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental health > 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 in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental healthHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 7 Unusual ways to take care of your heart Fitness 7 top butt exercises for guys Medical Hot flashes at night linked to depression Medical 5 common reasons why you may have a bad back Lifestyle Dagga may cause relapse in psychosis sufferers Sex A happy spouse may keep you healthy From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits.