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How Probiotics Improve Your Immune System 

Lately, one of the most recognizable buzzwords in the health and wellness has been "probiotics". Commonly available in yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and of course as a supplement, probiotics seem to be everywhere. But what exactly are the benefits of probiotic-rich foods and how do they help improve your immune system?

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Probiotics are weak activators of the microbiota in the gut. They are essentially used for target practice by the immune cells lining the gut to sharpen their bacterial destroying abilities so that when a real pathogenic bacteria invades they are ready to dispose of it. While there are some benefits for this constant target practice, the prebiotics and polyphenols in the diet are far more powerful in helping to create a heathy gut that is less inflammatory.

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