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Any time, the cells of the immune system are in direct contact with the trillions of microbes in our gut. Mostly, it is a beneficial co-existence in which the good bacteria fulfill their duties:
(1) Restrain the bad bacteria.
(2) Communicate with the immune system.
Once the healthy microbiome is disrupted, pathogenic microbes can take over and make you sick. Furthermore, our body starts to "attack himself" by unnecessary and too strong immune reactions. Which in turn leads to the development of diseases like Inflammatory bowel disease, Atherosclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis or even cancer.

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and the Microbiome

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Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are devastating inflammatory diseases in the gastrointestinal tract. Patients suffering from these diseases encounter chronic pain, diarrhea, fever, fatique, blood in the stool and drastic weight loss. More often than not, medication and sugery is missing the promising relieve. Commen dietary advices are a low-fiber diet. To the contrary, scientific evidence shows us how a high fiber diet and a re-introduction of healthy microbes in the intestinal tract can improve symptoms and put patients in remission.
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"Inflammation is the root of all illness"

Most diseases can be traced back to a dysfunction of the immune system. Chronic inflammation can lead to diseases like Crohn's disease, MS or heart diseases, but is also connected to illnesses we would not connect immediately with the immune system like Diabetes or Obesity.

Recent Blogs about the immune system

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the Microbiome

Heart diseases and how our microbiome can protect us

Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis

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Heart diseases and how our microbiome can protect us - directly and indirectly

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The formation of plaques in our arteries is due to high inflammation levels inside the body. However, besides the role of the microbiome to regulate the immune system, researchers showed us that the microbiome can directly affect the formation of aortic lesions in blood vessels.
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Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis is a devastating auto-immune disease where the immune system runs amok and attacks it's own cells. Recent research shows a connection between the microbiome and multiple sclerosis and in some special cases, a reset of the microbiome could avert the disease.
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Allergies and Gut Microbes

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Allergies are defined as hypersensitivity of the immune system. The microbiome has been implicated in the development of allergies like hay fever or food allergies.
And as someone who suffered for years from hay fewer, I could decrease my symptoms by simply resetting my gut bacteria.
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Colon cancer, inflammation and constipation

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As Rudolf Virchow said in 1863: "The origin of cancer was at the sites of chronic inflammation". Many times cancer is simply bad luck. However, apart from obvious environmental factors like smoking, many cancers could be traced back to a chronic inflammation inside the body. Learn about how inflammation contributes to tumor formation. And learn about a scientist who could connect colon cancer with constipation by weighing poop in Africa and England.
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Dysbiosis leads to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers found that the microbiota of RA patients differs significantly from healthy individuals. Supplementations with probiotics could decrease inflammatory protein levels and improve symptoms.
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