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Author Topic: Diet And Intestinal Bacteria Linked To Healthier Immune Systems  (Read 1456 times)

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Offline GNYC09

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ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2009) Insoluble dietary fibre, or roughage, not only keeps you regular, say Australian scientists, it also plays a vital role in the immune system, keeping certain diseases at bay.

The indigestible part of all plant-based foods pushes its way through most of the digestive tract unchanged, acting as a kind of internal broom. When it arrives in the colon, bacteria convert it to energy and compounds known as 'short chain fatty acids'. These are already known to alleviate the symptoms of colitis, an inflammatory gut condition. 1

Similarly, probiotics and prebiotics, food supplements that affect the balance of gut bacteria, reduce the symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, also inflammatory diseases. Until now no-one has understood why.

Published October 28 in Nature, breakthrough research by a Sydney-based team makes new sense of such known facts by describing a mechanism that links diet, gut bacteria and the immune system.

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Re: Diet And Intestinal Bacteria Linked To Healthier Immune Systems
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 08:29:23 PM »


        Hey there  :)

            I use a " Campion "   juicer ,  Last week  I added   one nice ripe apple

          to my Carrot  juice ,  (  the whole apple )  I thought I was going to SHOOT to the moon

         when  my bowels let go    :o

            Good luck with  your flushing ................................

                                                                       Carl
" Live and let Live "

 


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