Microbes and Digestive Processes

Most people know that intestines contain bacteria. These are essential for proper digestion, and they also help repel pathogens. Studies of mice show that when they have illnesses, the intestines manufacture food for the bacteria, which help the critters recover more efficiently. The intestines are not only for digestion, but also for staying healthy. This relationship between the microbes and intestines is another instance where everything has to be in place at the same time from the beginning, or nothing happens. That is, it could not have been a product of evolution, but instead shows the work of the Creator.
Scientists purposefully made mice sick to test how the creatures’ intestines—and the microbes they harbor—would react. They discovered details behind a remarkable relationship that, when working well, keeps both parties healthy.

Intestinal germs form part of a complicated digestive system, with different species lining up in ordered but dynamic layers to help break down food products so the host can more efficiently absorb nutrients. In exchange, these helpful microbes get a nice place to live. But what happens when illness threatens this well-lubricated microbial machinery?
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