Balancing Bacterial Flora
A balanced bacterial flora can lead to a healthy immune response and a healthy digestion.
The balance of the intestinal flora depends on many factors and with chronically ill patients this balance is usually disturbed, and the immunity is compromised.
Other factors contributing to a so-called gut dysbiosis and hypersensitive reactions of the gut are diet (especially denatured and processed food), exercise and environmental influences.
Also long-term antibiotic treatment may have lead to a disruption of the intestinal bacteria dysbiosis. Additional factors that may have influenced the development of our intestinal bacterial colonization are the type of birth we underwent, whether we had a natural birth or a c-section, and whether we were breast fed or not.
It is speculated that people suffering from constipation and carrying fecal residues in the intestine may have a decreased function of this immune system.
Studies suggest that colon irrigation might induce lymphocyte transmigration from gut-associated lymphatic tissues into the circulation, which may improve colon and immune system function.