If you want to help your digestion survive the challenge of modern diet, stress, travelling, and exposure to disease, bacteria are your best shot. Huh? Bacteria? Yes, but the good kind, the probiotic bacteria that make sure everything functions just perfectly.
In case you did not know your stomach and intestines are a bacterial battlefield. It's the good guys against the bad guys. If your army of beneficial bacteria is powerful enough, there is nothing to worry about, but the stuff we humans expose ourselves to tends to wipe out the useful bacteria, leaving the digestion vulnerable to attack from all sides.
You can regain control of the situation in a natural way, simply by providing your digestive system with the kind of bacteria it needs to function optimally. They are called probiotics and are the kind of bacteria that wipe out the bad bacteria, the ones that make you sick. You get probiotics from yoghurt and kefir, but you can also take a probiotic supplement in capsule form and thereby increase your resistance towards disease.
It is no secret that when your digestion functions properly, you feel better. After all, is there anything as bad as being bloated from constipation, or being bogged down by a nasty case of traveller's diarrhoea? If your digestive system has enough of the beneficial, proactive bacteria, it is able to prevent such problems. Improving your natural intestinal flora making it nice and easy for it to fight off undesirable bacteria that enter your intestines through the food you eat or as a result of being exposed to contagious diseases.