Monthly Archives June 2016

Antibiotics – indiscriminate killers

Antibiotics are similar to highly motivated soldiers, armed to the teeth, which hunt down and kill the enemy – the enemy being “bad” (harmful) bacteria that cause infections in the human body.  Antibiotics very effectively wipe out whole colonies of

The strange world of gut bacteria

1.    What are gut bacteria Our bodies are crawling with bacteria!  In the gastro-intestinal tract alone (starting with the mouth and ending at the anus) there are trillions of microorganisms, about 2kg worth of bacteria,  lining this 8m long tube.