More and more we are learning about our gut flora (those bacteria that inhabit our digestive tract) and how they help us out. They are part of our immune system, they help (or hinder) our digestion, and more and more research is pointing to these bacteria having a role in our food cravings, weight troubles, and even autoimmune diseases. If we can continue to learn about this perhaps we can prevent some of these health issues by discovering which bacteria are responsible for which action and then take the right probiotic as a supplement.
Today a research study found isolated the type of bacteria that can protect against food allergies. Clostridia is the bacteria. Read the whole article here.