Bacteria and our Bodies

How gut bacteria affects you

Although you might like to think of yourself as your own person, you actually share your body with many millions of bacteria.

In fact, it’s estimated that the human gut contains 100 trillion bacteria, or 10 times as many bacteria as cells in the human body.

These bacteria, or gut flora, influence health in many ways, from helping to extract energy from food to building the body’s immune system, to protecting against infection with harmful, disease-causing bacteria.

Researchers are only just beginning to understand how differences in the composition of gut bacteria may influence human health. From what we know so far, here are five ways gut flora affect wellness:

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The Antibiotic properties Of Cinnamon

As far back as 1978 research on cinnamon proved that it had many health giving properties, including those of a natural antibiotic. Why then do we hear nothing about this?

At a time when microbiologists across the globe are warning that we face a bleak future as more and more antibiotics fail to cure infection, you would have thought that the properties of this naturally occurring spice would be mentioned a little more often.

An article published by the Applied and Environmental Microbiology department of the US National Library of Medicine said in 1978:

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When they’ve Killed All The Humans Viruses Will Rule The World

Much is said about the demise of the human race. Asteroids,total failure of the electrical grid, a new super disease or even a total economic collapse. Some or all of these may be the trigger, but I really think that at the end of the day, whatever the trigger is, the final cause will be a virus.

These microscopic in

vaders are the epitome of adaptability. They are able to mutate at the drop of a hat, they cannot be wiped out by antibiotics…even if there were any left that still worked properly, and they reside in all areas of the globe. They are the ultimate survivors.

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20 Places to Find Local Food and Family Farms Near You

As demand for local and raw goods continue to rise, more people are asking – where do I find local organic? Where do I find raw milk and join a herd share? Where are the farmers markets, co-ops and stands?

Search engines are actually terrible at locating these underground hubs, which makes it so frustrating to try and opt out of corporate chains, save money, and build your family’s health. If you’ve ever gotten a bunch of ‘Yelp’ listings for weight loss pills while searching, you know what I’m talking about. I’ve helped a few people find a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) but I found it by accident.

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Skills You Need to Survive Economic Collapse

With the way that banks and the global stock markets have been behaving, many people fear that what will eventually take us down is an economic collapse. Governments are living WAY above their means and countries are printing money irresponsibly. It seems almost inevitable.

In the case of such an event, the world as we know it will change drastically for all but the most wealthy and politically connected. Their lives will change, too, but perhaps not as much as the average Joe’s will. Money will most likely lose value and other, more functional skills and wares will come into play.

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