The pharma industry has a new showpiece: probiotics. And we are already highly influenced by the marketing strategies of the companies. Are you ready for a little proof test? Which of the following keywords have you heard of: Hyaluron, antioxidants, L. casei cultures. And what specific effect do they have?
The article starts off explaining in detail what the human microbiome is all about. Assuming that the target group on the magazine is above all scientists, alumni, students, and employees of TUM, we can derive that even in this presumingly educated readership of academics, general awareness on the microbiome is still lacking.
Many women suffer from recurring bacterial vaginosis – an imbalance in the bacterial composition in favour of pathogenic bacteria in the vagina. Under unfavourable influences, the healthy vaginal flora can change and an increase in bacteria can occur, which can lead to undesirable symptoms.
Our microbiome is an important factor when it comes to our immune system. If the microbiome is intact, our general health benefits as well. Now for current reasons: does our microbiome also protect us from viral infections? The answer is: yes!
A joint a day keeps the doctor away? Numerous affected persons – not only by MS, but also those suffering from other mental or neuronal illnesses, are claiming those substances for their therapies and demand a legalization in regards to their positive effects.
Many of our civilization diseases such as allergies or asthma are caused by growing up in a too sterile environment that leaves our immune systems unchallenged in regards to germ resistance. According to the theory, childhood is the key time for getting in contact with dirt.
by Lisa Keilhofer
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