Having a dog may be way more beneficial than any probiotic!

People who own dogs are happier, less-stressed, and even less likely to die of heart disease... but did you have any idea your dog may be influencing your microbiome?

Studies show that exposure to dogs in early infancy has been show to reduce the risk of childhood asthma and allergies, and dog ownership is associated with a distinct house dust microbial exposure, specifically a lot more Lactobacillus johnsonii. Turns out, L. johnsonii is a pivotal species in the GI tract capable of influencing adaptive immunity at mucosal surfaces in a way that is protective against respiratory insults.

Just another reason to adopt a dog today

 

 adapted from  uBiome

adapted from uBiome