Boosting Good Bacteria in the Colon Without Probiotics

Boosting Good Bacteria in the Colon Without Probiotics

September 14, 2019 14 By Ewald Bahringer


“Boosting Good Bacteria in
the Colon Without Probiotics” Our friendly flora’s digestion of fiber also yields another short
chain fatty acid called butyrate, which may fight against cancer by slowing
the growth of colon cancer cells and activating programmed
cancer cell death, as well as preventing
cancer in the first place. Butyrate may explain why fiber-filled, plant-based diets are
so anti-inflammatory. A recent review concluded that butyrate seems to exert
broad anti-inflammatory activities and might be a good candidate to evaluate in the fight against obesity-associated
and systemic inflammation in general. Now they’re alluding to using
it as some kind of supplement, but we can produce more on
our own naturally two ways. Number one, eating more plant foods, since it’s a byproduct
of fiber digestion. And number two, we can boost the number of butyrate-
producing bacteria in our colon by… eating more plant foods! “Different Butyrate Production Capacity
in Individuals According to Diet.” Not only do those eating vegetarian
harbor more good bacteria, period; vegetarian fecal samples
showed the highest number of copies of butyrate-producing genes.