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Montezuma's Blessing

Bacteria isn't always bad?the same bug that gives travelers "the runs" can protect you from colon cancer. Scientists have discovered that the bacteria that causes Montezuma's Revenge also slows the growth of dividing colon cancer cells, which may be the reason that colon cancer is mostly found in developed nations, while diarrhea caused by intestinal E.coli is more common in developing countries, meaning it may give them protection from cancer. And people who have bad breath may be missing the bacteria that binds to our tongues and keeps bad smelling microorganisms away. This means we should use mouthwash that encourages bacteria, rather than the antiseptic kind most of us use.

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