Why Are There Bacteria in Our Intestinal Tract?

This concept, beyond all others, seems to be incredibly difficult for mainstream medicine to grasp.  We continue to use antibiotics like candy with no thought whatsoever to the destruction of a bacterial presence that has been hundreds of thousands of years in the development.

In hunter-gatherer days, our exposure to soil dwelling bacteria was very common, and their presence in our gut became mutually beneficial.  The list of things that our bacterial flora do for us is virtually endless, as evidenced by the labeling of this bacterial population as another organ system on par with the liver.  This particular article reviews the origins of the bacteria in our gut.

In today’s society, the first exposure to healthy bacteria is via the birth canal and then with breastfeeding.

But what if mom has EVER been on antibiotics?  Scraps that idea.

What if the baby is put on antibiotics early in life and the pediatrician is unaware that the bacteria needs to be replaced?

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.