The human immune system depends on the state of the intestines. In a healthy body, the microflora balance is maintained, what performs the function of protecting against the invasion of viruses and pathogenic bacteria. Healthy intestinal microflora strengthens the immune system. Literally “immunity” is translated from Latin as immunity to disease. But this is not only protection against infectious diseases, but it is also protection against the damaged cells of the organism itself.
Man and the environment is a single ecological system that is in a state of biological equilibrium. The balance of microbes in the intestines of a person, on the skin and mucous membranes, is kept constant and performs many functions.
From the standpoint of modern science, the normal intestinal microflora can be considered as a collection of microorganisms steadily populating the digestive tract and protecting it from pathogenic bacteria. They have a bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect, provide anti-infective protection and activity of the immune system.
Under conditions of a normal physiological state, the microorganisms inhabiting the human gastrointestinal tract perform various vital functions, including the processes of digestion and absorption of food, the movement of the intestines, the synthesis of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids. Intestinal microflora strengthens the immune system, ensuring health throughout the body.
Human microflora has more than 500 species of microorganisms. This whole system is in relative equilibrium. Microbes are in constant interaction with each other. Microbial populations cover the mucous membranes of the intestines, they reject aliens who do not belong to their community. They consume the nutrients that could be used by harmful bacteria in the body. The activity of macrophages, monocytes and granulocytes, which protect the body, is enhanced under the influence of the normal intestinal flora.
Human microorganisms produce enzymes, vitamins, hormones, natural antibiotic substances. They are involved in the processing of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, providing the human body with energy. Therefore, it is critical to keep the microflora in order: do not poison with antibiotics, alcohol and poor-quality food.
Today, a vast number of “miracle products” are advertised with very “beneficial” bacteria. Manufacturers are trying to convince us that these “super-products” will help restore the natural microflora of the intestines, without informing us that the bodys own flora will fight them as enemies.
To adjust all the relationships of hundreds of species of organisms using the “pill” is impossible. The maximum of what we can do is to try to create “comfortable conditions” for our own intestinal bacteria so that they maintain their numbers and work actively.
It is imperative to eat regularly and varied, prevent constipation, move actively and drink plenty of fluids. Then the intestine will cope with its functions to the full and ensure the health of the body. Intestinal microflora strengthens the immune system, and colonic irrigation will help to take care of it.