This quote by the famous physician Paracelsus from the 16th century has become a dangerous truth with severe consequences for human beings. Gastrointestinal ailments are on the rise due to today’s dietary habits, lack of exercise and increased stress levels.
A healthy intestinal flora with a natural biocoenosis of intestinal bacteria fulfils many different tasks: The intestinal flora trains our defence system, protects us from infections, converts certain vitamins into a useful form, produces important messenger substances such as the happiness hormone serotonin and protects against overgrowth of other disease-causing bacteria and fungi.
Thus, a healthy bowel is the basic prerequisite for well-being and health due to the intestine’s wealth of lymphatic defence cells. What good is a healthy diet if the intestinal mucosa is not intact, vitamins cannot be absorbed and disease-causing poisons that burden the body are generated due to fermentation and decay?