Why we want bacteria in our colon?

Christina Dodd 

Bacteria in our colon are referred to by many distinctive names – Probiotics, good or bad bacteria, useful bacteria, acidophilus, dysbiosis, micro flora, friendly flora, and unfriendly bacteria.

Here it is only referred to good and bad bacteria to refer to all the bacteria that exist in the our colon.

Human colon has both good and bad bacteria. The good bacteria maintain the health of your colon by keeping the bad bacteria from multiplying and reducing constipation. Most people have bad bacteria as the dominant condition in their colon. You can see this by the illnesses that exist throughout the universe. Most people later in their life suffer from diseases that resulted from colon neglect and abuse like the worst colon cancer.

Bad bacteria turns in abundance only when you:

  • Munch poisons such as unknowingly pesticides in food, pollution, food additives such as preservatives, coloring etc.
  • Drink alcohol.
  • Eat processed foods.
  • Have overload of anxiety.
  • Inadequate of fiber.
  • Use birth control pills.
  • Use laxative.

Beneficial and good bacteria in your colon consists of hundred of species of bacteria. The good bacteria are most active in a pH of 5.9 to 6.9- an acidic environment. This makes for a healthy colon.

Your colon serves as a home for the good bacteria, which ferment specific carbohydrates, which in turn keep your colon environment slightly acidic. The acid environment favors the good bacteria and keeps the bad bacteria and pathogens from multiplying.

The bad bacteria create an alkaline atmosphere and are most active in a pH of 7.1 to 7.9. Again, the good bacteria creates an acidic environment and are most active in a pH of 5.9 to 6.9

Acidophilus and Bifidus are the chief good bacteria that exist in our colon. The ascending colon, on the right side of your abdomen area, has the most bacteria. The quantity of bacteria becomes less in the transverse colon and lesser in the descending colon. Eventually, little bacteria is found in the sigmoid and rectum. When good beneficial bacteria is dominant, in your colon, it prevents the spread of disease from various organisms.

The good bacteria keep the unfavorable organisms in the minority, thus preventing them from multiplying, getting into the blood, and into the different body organs. They do this by their antibiotic like secretions, lactic acid production, and other secretions, which keep their environment acidic.