We have trillions of bacteria in the gut. We have learned that the bacterial DNA in our gut actually outnumber your own DNA by a large number! This bacterial DNA has many crucial functions as it regulates your immune system, digestion and intestinal function.
When there is an imbalance in the gut, uninvited intruders can come to visit your digestive system. Seemingly harmless experiences like having food poisoning, or the 24 hour flu , travel outside the country and repeated antibiotic usage can all be triggers for infections. Even stress can trigger the imbalance that can lead to an infection.
A hidden infection can and will drain your body of nutrients and energy.