Gut Bacteria
Do you eat for human cells or bacterial cells: Modern Science is understanding the vital importance of Gut bacteria for human health. Recent Science journal has dedicated the whole of June 8th 2012 Issue for Gut bacteria because of the role of gut bacteria in immunity, allergy, cancer, diabetes, over weight and even psychological problems and even with the intervention of other medicines when we take to treat diseases.
Click here to see all the article that appear in the journal.
Gut Bacteria
We are a bacteria body and not a human body: So we have to eat for the bacteria inside and not the human cells in us.
A Human body has 50 to 75 trillion human cells and more than 100 trillion bacteria cells and most of them in gut. Now researchers are finding that, it is the ratio of good bacteria over bad bacteria in gut that is the cause for obesity, allergies, immunity, high cholesterol, Autism (???), diabetes, depression and many more. So keep gut with good bacteria. Lactic acid bacteria are good bacteria.
Ingenious fermentation: In ancient India, most of the people ate fermented rice. That is cooked brown/red rice is soaked with well water and mixed with hands and left over night.  The beneficial bacteria on the skin gets into the rice and starts to grow and ferment. Next day this is eaten with salt and onions. 
Farmers worked in hot sun and I remember that by grandparents and uncles had excellent health when they were eating every day fermented rice and never had tiredness working even in hot sun. But today every body complains of tiredness and are over weight.
Very interesting observation was they ate three times the amount of rice and tapico starch than current people, but never were obese. This is due to their life style growing healthy bacteria in their gut. I had a chance to experiment this fact in one summer eating more carbohydrates in 2009.  This is now proved to be correct by modern science.
A scientist himself experimented on the importance of Gut bacteria in weight loss. My microbiome and me
Intelligent way to change you Gut bacteria for good Health.
Doing castor oil cleansing will wash out many bacteria out of gut and then drinking home made butter milk will populate good bacteria in Gut. This is the ancient Indian practice for restoring health. Click to read about Indian Yogurt.
Gut Bacteria and Brain.

see many recent references like
Stress Affects the Balance of Bacteria in the Gut and Immune Response

What's Your Gut Type? Gut Bacteria Could Help With Diagnostics and Influence Treatments

Mind-Altering Microbes: Probiotic Bacteria May Lessen Anxiety and Depression

Gut Bacteria Can Control Organ Functions

Healthy Gut Flora Could Prevent Obesity, Rat Study Suggests

Mother's Diet Influences Baby's Allergies, Research Suggests

Viruses in the Human Gut Show Dynamic Response to Diet

The Microbiome and Disease: Gut Bacteria Influence the Severity of Heart Attacks in Rats

Study Linking Gut Microbe Type With Diet Has Implications for Fighting GI Disorders

Diabetes May Start in the Intestines, Research Suggests

Learning How Gut Bacteria Influence Health: Scientists Crack Sparse Genome of Microbe Linked to Autoimmunity

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Common Gastrointestinal Disorder Linked to Bacterial Overgrowth, Food Poisoning

Gut Bacteria Linked to Behavior: That Anxiety May Be in Your Gut, Not in Your Head

Bacteria in the Gut of Autistic Children Different from Non-Autistic Children

The list continues.........Jeff Leach

Please click here for frequently asked Questions and to discuss about fermented rice.

Click here to how to prepare fermented rice or barley.
Conclusion : Your health is not determined what you eat for the  human cells, but the food for the type of bacterial cells.