Gut microbiota: our immune system’s best friend
100,000 billion “good” bacteria live in our gut. These bacteria are essential for digestion and contribute to a well-functioning immune system. From gestation and in the first 1,000 days of life, they lay a solid foundation for our health.
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What is the gut microbiota? Why are the first 1,000 days of our life so important for its proper development? What is the link to immunity? Why does it play a key role for our health? How does it change over our lifetime?
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Jamy Gourmaud is a famous French journalist, television host and popularizer.
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