Check out this database of free medical journals put out by the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
From Scientific American:
“…there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells, according to Carolyn Bohach, a microbiologist at the University of Idaho (U.I.), along with other estimates from scientific studies. (Despite their vast numbers, bacteria don’t take up that much space because bacteria are far smaller than human cells.) …Further, probiotics—dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial microbes—have been shown to boost immunity. Not only do gut bacteria “help protect against other disease-causing bacteria that might come from your food and water,” Huffnagle says, ‘they truly represent another arm of the immune system.’…As U.I.’s Bohach says: ‘We do not completely understand the full impact of our bacterial flora on our health and physiology.’”
Lets embrace the community of cells. That sounds like more what we are right? A community? FYI probiotic milks and kefirs can be coconut based, keep looking in your health food stores if you haven’t seen them yet. Good Belly is one source, also SO is creating coconut based creamers, etc. Good luck everyone finding those non-dairy alternatives.
Udo Erasmus has a probiotic product, in pill form, find it stored safely in refrigeration in your store.
Also see related New York Times article: Tending the Body’s Microbial Garden
By CARL ZIMMER
Published: June 18, 2012