Category: Bowel Flora

Antibiotic Use Linked to Asthma and Allergies

Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School found that, in mice, antibiotics may be responsible for changing the makeup of the bowel flora. A change in bowel flora could affect the way the immune system responds to common allergens in the lungs. According to one of the researchers, antibiotics eliminate bacteria in the GI Read More …

Bowel Flora

Bowel flora are important for good health. You have between four and seven pounds of bacteria in your bowel. There are more bacterial cells there than there are in your entire body. They belong there. Beneficial bacteria do the following: Produce vitamins like folic acid and B12. Nourish the lining of the colon by producing Read More …