Intestinal balance and health
The intestinal flora, consisting of all the microorganisms living in the intestinal mucosa, forms an actual organ, recently defined as the “microbiota”. Its balance is the key to our health, as Paracelsus’ statement that “in the intestine lies the cradle of life and death” underlines.
Measures can be adopted to change the microbiota in our body and replace harmful germs with useful microbes. Restoring the balance of the intestinal ecosystem requires, in many cases, the use of biological supplements containing live lactic bacteria or probiotics.