In order to help our bodies function well, we need about a trillion healthy bacteria in our intestinal tract. They help with digestion, help reduce inflammation in our gut, our immune system, help our liver function, our neurological system and our brain function.
Supercharging Your Gut Bacteria
In our gut these microorganisms also create a physical barrier that protects our intestinal lining keeping toxic compounds and pathogens from passing through our thin gut membrane to migrate to and damage other organ systems, targeting our brain, nervous system and immune system. Neurologist Dr. Perlmutter, observes that many chronic Neurologic disorders are associated with severe digestive problems, including depression, autism, Alzheimers, ALS, in his book, Brain Maker.