What’s growing in your intestines?
You probably know that trillions of bacteria live in our intestines. But how are these little organisms planted? The origin of a healthy intestinal flora lies in the first few hours of life. Different factors including mode of delivery, feeding habits, maternal or newborn use of medication, affect the initial colonizing process. This initial exposure has a profound impact on future health, and any alteration in the microflora during this sensitive time period can lead to dysfunctional immunity and hostile infections.