It was only a few years ago that the idea of gut bacteria affecting our health was considered fringe science. However, a 3 years ago I was diagnosed with a Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (also known as SIBO) and my health changed dramatically (for the better) after treating it.
Catalyst has taken on the issue in a two-part report aptly titled Gut Reaction, exploring how the food we eat can affect the bacteria in our guts. Taking it one step further, they also investigate the potential influence gut bacteria may have on diseases like depression, heart disease, Multiple Sclerosis, asthma, cancer, allergies, arthritis and autism etc.
Watch part 1 on ABC iView and get your head around this amazing breakthrough in heath research – then add a bunch of fibre to your diet
I will post a link to Part 2 when it airs next week.