Where Do Disease-Causing Microbes Come From?
By Dr. Bill Rawls Posted 11-18-2022

When we think of disease-causing microbes, our minds drift toward external factors. But could the microbes we’ve picked up throughout our lives — the dormant ones that reside in our tissues — re-activate and cause problems later in life?

Listen as Dr. Rawls shares new insights on the emerging dormant microbiome, plus why it matters for your health. Get more information about the factors that promote wellness here.

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Video Transcript

Question: Where do disease-causing microbes come from?

Dr. Rawls: Through my research, I’m finding that microbes are a big factor.

Because as it turns out, all the things we pick up through life and also things from our intestinal tract and our skin trickle into our bloodstream and end up in our tissues.

And if our cells are healthy, all those things stay in a dormant state. But if you stress your cells chronically, these things start to emerge.

And so this concept of dormant microbes in our tissue, they’re even calling it the dormant microbiome, that’s a big deal. And that’s something that there are no drugs on Earth that can address.

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Dr. Rawls is a licensed medical doctor in North Carolina and a leading expert in integrative health. He has extensive training in alternative therapies, and is the Medical Director of Vital Plan, a holistic health and herbal supplement company in Raleigh, NC.
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