The Secret World Within You: How It Dramatically Influences Your Health
Just as Earth holds an abundance of life forms (sometimes existing harmoniously, other times struggling fitfully against each other) so too does the human body hold a vast internal ecosystem consisting of thousands of billions of living microorganisms that co-exist.
This vast internal ecosystem, referred to by many researchers as "human intestinal flora," dramatically influences and to a certain degree even directs, every individualís personal state of health and well-being, including their physical and mental health and metabolism.
Over 400 distinct species of microorganisms inhabit the various regions of the human digestive tract, making up nearly four pounds of every individualís total body weight. This vast population of microorganisms far exceeds the number of tissue cells that make up the human body.
When functioning properly, this vast unseen world:
- Helps guard your body against unfriendly bacteria.
- Helps in the function of the digestive system.
- Maintains your bodyís vital chemical and hormone balance.
- Performs a vast number of needed tasks for maintaining high energy levels, proper immune function.