CLUE #10: You get sick often with infections
An infection is any damaging invasion of the body by a harmful microorganism. Unlike genetic diseases or deficiency diseases, infectious diseases require foreign pathogens. These can be bacteria, fungi, parasites, or viruses.
Infections by any of these agents can be either acute or chronic. Acute infections come and go rapidly; chronic infections develop more slowly and last longer.
While infections are nasty enough on their own, they also pose a more long-term danger. They can cause or complicate other chronic diseases, even diseases that aren’t contagious or typically associated with infectious agents.
What is often overlooked, however, is that many other ongoing health problems can be related to unhealthy digestive microflora as well.