If we want to achieve optimal health, we have to tend to our gut health. And because of the close link between the intestinal microbiome and our overall health, probiotics are a staple in most great wellness regimes.
Most probiotics contain beneficial bacteria, which bolster not just our digestion but our immune health, mental health, and metabolism as well. But what about the rest of the microorganisms in the gut? Most people recognize the benefits of certain bacteria, like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, but most don’t know what role fungi play in gut health. Do they also have health powers—or do they actually pose a threat?