Why does a balanced gut flora have a far-reaching effect on the immune system?

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The gastrointestinal tract is the primary non-sterile internal system, forcing the immune system to fight relentlessly to prevent pathogens' overgrowth.

Imbalanced gut flora.

An imbalance in gut flora affects the immune system that fights relentlessly to prevent the overgrowth of pathogens. Our lifestyle and diet have a significant impact on our immune system.


Dietary fiber, natural oils/fats, and naturally fermented foods are critical to maintaining good health.

Industrialized & processed food harms the digestive system and the immune system.

  • Poor nutrition of processed and industrialized foods significantly affects the liver and kidneys. Bile fluid, a strong chemical base, tends to crystallize and clog the liver and gallbladder; thus, the problem only worsens. Bile flow is critical for maintaining proper gastrointestinal function. It is oily and lubricates the intestines; it also counteracts the high acidity of the food that comes from the stomach, thereby preventing an acidic intestinal environment.


Common symptoms of intestinal flora imbalance:

    • Gastrointestinal gases are usually the result of a territorial "war" between good and pathogenic bacteria.
    • An impaired immune system results in higher fever, flu, and gastric ulcer morbidity.
    • The urine is usually more acidic at P.H levels of 6 and below. The explanation is that parasites "thrive" in the acidic gut environment.
    • Imbalance in gut flora impairs the brain's neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, expressed in decreased alertness and cognitive ability.
    • Uncontrolled proliferation of gastrointestinal pathogens causes damage to the intestinal wall that impairs intestinal absorption. Constipation and abdominal obesity are common phenomena not always attributed to gut flora's lack of balance.
    • The production of the neurotransmitter serotonin is mainly carried out in the intestines using good bacteria. An unbalanced intestinal flora reduces serotonin production and causes a decrease in alertness and mood.

Recommended foods.

  1. Fruits, vegetables, roots, mushrooms, sprouts, legumes, berries, nuts, and lentils.
  2. Foods are rich in dietary fiber.
  3. Non-genetically modified natural oils. (Cold-pressed only.)
  4. All fermented products. (Such as goat yogurt.) 
  5. Deepwater fish - Rich in omega 3. 
  6. Goat milk & Yogurt. 

Recommended foods to minimize or avoid totally. 

  1. A sharp reduction in eating industrialized and processed foods.
  2. Plain sugars & All high glycemic carbohydrates. (Such as white flour and potatoes.)  
  3. Solidified vegetable oils - trans oils.
  4. Animal protein.
    1. Especially Mince, smoked, and canned meat.
    2. Dairy products in general, especially hard cheeses.


Continue reading: Balancing the gut flora is required for proper immune system functioning.


Frequently asked questions and answers:
Why does the liver significantly influence the acid-base balance in the intestines?
Bile fluid produced in the liver is a solid chemical alkaline whose functions include neutralizing the high acidity of the food from the stomach and lubricating the intestinal walls.
How does hyperacidity of the intestines affect the immune system?
Pathogens tend to thrive in an acidic environment, and the immune system steps up to prevent them from spreading beyond the digestive system.
How can intestinal flora be restored naturally?
Only natural nutrition with plenty of dietary fiber, natural oils/fats, and naturally fermented foods is critical to maintaining balanced gut flora. Industrialized and processed food harms the immune system.
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