Healthy gut bacteria can stop cancer cold

There are two opposing types gut bacteria growing and flourishing in your gut: one that promotes inflammation, and another that reduces inflammation.

Your gut is at war, and whichever side wins at any given time can determine the course of your overall health.

As I’ve shared with you before, giving your gut a healthy dose of good bacteria can help ward off everything from depression to diabetes.

And now, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE, having some control over your gut’s bacterial population might actually prevent cancer… and save your life.

The study focused on mice that had a specific gene mutation that’s basically a stepping stone to cancer.

But in the lab, gut flora appeared to actually influence whether those cancer-causing genes expressed themselves or not. Despite the fact that all of the mice were genetically predisposed to develop lymphoma, it took twice as long in the group given “good bugs” versus the group whose gut bacteria was a typical mix of good and bad.

The mice given exclusively good gut bacteria also had less DNA damage… and lived four times longer.

Perhaps, as the researchers suggest, we can learn to prevent cancer – or, at least, delay the inevitable – by manipulating the composition of microbes in the gut. And while lots more studies are needed (and on humans) before we can say anything is proven, this is unquestionably good news.

In the meantime, you can bulk up on good bacteria NOW by consuming fermented foods and drinks like kombucha, sauerkraut and other pickled veggies, yogurt, and kefir.

If none of those are your cup of tea, try taking a probiotic supplement. Just look for one that contains multiple strains of bacteria, which should be easily available at your local health food store.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
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