Modern Life Depletes Your Gut Microbes

Your intestinal microflora—aka your microbiome—is an integral part of your immune system, and over the past several years, research has revealed that microbes of all kinds—bacteria, fungi, and even viruses—play instrumental roles in the functioning of your body. For example, beneficial bacteria, also known as probiotics, have been shown to:• Counteract inflammation and control the growth of disease-causing bacteria• Produce vitamins, amino acids (protein precursors), absorb minerals, and eliminate toxins• Control asthma and reduce risk of allergies• Benefit your mood and mental health• Impact your weight, for better or worse

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