The SINGLE most Important Thing for a Healthy Life

“Death begins in the colon.”

This is what the Russian bacteriologist Ilya Mechnikov stated just over a century ago.

He observed men and women in ages above 100. They all had one this in common:

They lived highly active healthy lives!

His research made the direct link between longevity and a healthy balance of good bacteria in the body.

Bacteria that he named:


The optimal balance of intestinal bacteria is 85% good, probiotic bacteria and 15% bad.

Maintaining this balance is the single most important thing we can do to ensure optimum health, longevity and a good immune system.

So a good balance is great is definitely something to aim for. But what if the balance is disrupted?
Are you in the risk zone of imbalance?

Here are a couple of questions that will help you determine if you are:

When I read this I can’t help thinking “Who is NOT in the risk zone?”.

So maybe it is better to turn it around and look at the warning signs of bacterial imbalance.


Uptil now most probiotic research has been done on people with healthy problems. But it was recently found that probiotics have an anti-inflammatory potential even in healthy adults.

Probiotics are important for each and every one of us. And especially those of us who suffer from any of the health issues above.

Probiotics are found in:

There are discussions and definitions regarding probiotics and prebiotics. But let’s not make it more complicated than necessary.
Over 100 years ago Ilya Mechnikov named the friendly bacteria in our intestines probiotics. Let’s stick with that for now.

Drs. Christiaan Janssens

CRO Akwa Wellness


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