The balancing act for our intestines
But why is the multitude of bacteria and the balance in our microbiome (= intestinal flora) so important?
In order to answer this question, it is important to know that our intestine is basically our second brain. 90% of the visceral nerve alone is located in the intestine and carries this information to our brain, which in turn interprets it as emotions. But the immune system is also largely located in our microbiome: about 80% of all immune reactions take place there and about 70% of immune cells are located in our largest organ.
Out of the rhythm with antibiotics
If our intestinal flora becomes imbalanced, intestinal complaints, food intolerances, overweight, obesity, auto-immune reactions, a weakened immune system and even psychological disorders can follow.
Taking antibiotics often starts a vicious circle: Starting with a weakened immune system, infections or fungal infections often follow after a few weeks, which in turn must be treated with medication.