We all know about the amazing health benefits of the bacteria in our GI tract. We load up on probiotics and prebiotics to prevent colds, help with digestion, and maintain the gut's balance between bacteria and yeast. But what about other areas of our body—do they also benefit from microbes?
A group of Swedish scientists has been studying Propionibacterium acnes—one of the most common bacteria on our skin—and what they found is blowing our minds. Turns out, this bacteria might actually prevent disease and play a critical role in the health of our skin.