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Eat the local yogurt

I have found that eating the local yogurt wherever I go (and it is a standard food in a lot of the world) is great for keeping yourself healthy. Instead of the 'how to kill the bugs' approach favoured by some it's best to find a way to live with them. Local yogurt is full of the good bacterias you need to deal with the indigenous edible nasties. Line that colon...
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Simon,
I can confirm that as a good way to remain generaly healthy. The local, natural stuff also contains tiny amounts of most of the common illnesses. This gives your body a chance to adjust and build it's own natural resistance to them. I would'nt say it would be too efective on more serious ones, but it can help prevent unwanted down days from bad guts.
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Along the same lines, I always brush my teeth in the local tap water. Small daily dose of the local pathogens.


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