How to Grow Useful Microflora in the Gut.
The first priority for our health is a properly working colon, and the foundation for the correct operation of the large intestine is a population of friendly intestinal microflora.
Intestinal microflora is involved in synthesizing the vitamins, minerals, and protein we need for our body; eliminating harmful bacteria (pathogens) from our immune system; and providing many other useful functions that are extremely important for good health. (Note: About 70 percent of our immune cells are concentrated in the large intestine.)
From an academic angle, it has been proposed that we allocate the intestinal microflora into a separate body, so it is highly valued in its importance. It is no exaggeration to deduce that the formula for health is: If you want to be healthy, preserve and enhance the friendly intestinal microflora.
But how can this be achieved? How to grow a population of useful microflora in your gut? How can you ensure the optimum conditions for the reproduction of your essential bifidobacteria and lactobacilli? And how can you prevent uncontrolled colonization of your colon pathogens?
To find the answer to all these questions, we will resort to an analogy. What do we do if we want to take good care of our pets, say, our hamsters? We actively feed them their favorite, and appropriate food. And what do we do if we don’t want to have something in our house, like cockroaches? We do not feed them and we even remove all of their potential food. As a result of such tactics, our hamsters will have rapidly grown by the abundance of good food, and the cockroaches will be dying of hunger. Everything is simple and logical!
So it is with a friendly food pathogens. What we feed will quickly multiply, and what we don’t feed will die of hunger.
Now we need to figure out what to eat.
What if we eat harmful bacteria? Reference books on physiology and microbiology tell us that bad bacteria feed on rotting food in our intestines — undigested remnants of animal protein, such as meat and dairy foods, and our friendly bacteria feed on cellulose or plant fibers, such as fruits and vegetables.
Therefore, to populate useful gut microflora, you need to change your eating habits from meat and dairy to fruits and vegetables. There is no other way. Nature can't be fooled!
You can find more detailed information on intestinal flora from this great article written by Konstantin Monastyrsky: HOW TO RESTORE INTESTINAL FLORA, AND WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T?