Dr. David Rakel shares if all healthy intestine contain bacteria.
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Do All Healthy Intestines Contain Bacteria Oh yeah, every intestine has bacteria but they are not all the same type of bacteria. Let’s put this in perspective a little bit, there are a thousand species of different bacteria in the gut and we weren’t unable to really understand which family or species of bacteria were there because they wouldn’t all grow on a petri dish. It’s just recently that we have been able to look at the genomes of these bacteria that is allowing us to really understand what that eco system looks like. So we are just at the tip of the iceberg understanding what this eco system looks like but the research is just going to take off on helping us understand what bacteria is there and how we can influence it in a healthy way. So it’s a little over-simplified, they say okay, just take this probiotic, you know. It’s a whole dynamic ecosystem that we need to create that is based on emotions, spiritual connection, nutrition, exercise that creates that environment for that healthy bacteria. So we can live as friends in a symbiotic relationship that facilitates health.