In the world of CoVid-19 we have learned that viruses can be dangerous and deadly. But are all viruses dangerous and deadly to human beings?
The answer is “NO!”
Bacteriophages are healthy viruses that can play an important role in protecting you from harmful bacteria. As well as boost your immune system. And provide protect from the viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses.
So what are bacteriophages?
Bacteriophages are tiny viruses that inflect harmful bacteria. They are so small that they are not even a single cell. Instead, they are just a piece of either DNA or RNA wrapped in a protein coat.
And they seek out and selectively eliminate ONLY harmful bacteria.
This method to destroy harmful bacteria through bacteriophages is not new. Science calls the study of this type of virus Phage Therapy. It’s history goes all the way back to before World War 1.
In the 1940s Eli Lilly and L-Oreal had developed bacteriophage “cocktails” that were used to effectively treat infections.
However, with the development of powerful antibiotics, Phage Therapy took a back seat. And for the most part forgotten.
This dependence on antibiotics has a downside.
They eliminate both the harmful and healthy bacteria. This leaves people vulnerable to other organisms especially when the antibiotic treatment is over.
Not the case with the use of bacteriophages as they only target and eliminate detrimental bacteria.
This means that the bad bacteria are destroyed, which allows the good bacteria to thrive.
Bacteriophages Are Healthy Viruses For Resetting Gut Health
This concept that bacteriophages are healthy viruses is reemerging as scientist learn how important your gut microbiome is to your overall immune system.
Currently, most scientists believe that 70 to 80% of your immune system is determined by your gut health. And the more your gut health is compromised the more your immune system is compromised.
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