Bacterial counts of intestinal Lactobacillus species in infants with colic
There is no longer a question that the bacterial flora in our bodies (pharynx, stomach, SI, LI, vaginal vault..) have an impact on our health. While many clinicians that wouldn’t recognize a medical journal if it hit them in the face remains oblivious to this fact, the research, as always, moves on. We are now focusing on the types and levels of bacteria that positively and negatively impact our health. Considering the number of bacteria in our gut, this job is not an easy one.
The research comes in in bits and pieces, but I’m sure that we will soon have a much clearer picture of the impacts different species have on our health. Maybe then our focus will shift away from antibiotic resistance to the much larger problem of destroying normal, protective flora.