What is our Microbiome
The Microbiome Explained
The Microbiome. It may sound like a complicated biological or scientific term but it is in fact quite simple. Microbiome is the term used to describe the colonies of microbes in the gut. Often called Gut flora it inhabits or intestines. It consists of trillions of bacteria. two thirds of which are common to all of us. The other third is unique to the individual.
The effect these microbes or bacteria can have on overall health and well being is now known to be critical to the gut, brain, immune and endocrine systems . The research findings about the impact it has on our health is exciting with new discoveries being made almost every day.
Research shows that maintaining the right ‘balance’ of microbes is crucial for good health and imbalances have been linked to health issues such as allergies, obesity, colitis and IBS, depression, anxiety, diabetes, cancer, weight loss and auto-immune diseases to name a few.
Hippocrates said all disease starts in the gut and he was pretty spot on. It is now known that inflammation is the causes of all disease and inflammation starts in the gut. When the balance of good and bad bacteria gets out of whack and bad bacteria takes over. The main culprit is food, So making good food choices that will feed the good bacteria and keep inflammation at bay is essential. Keeping sugar and processed foods as low as possible and feed the good bacteria with fermented foods is the best place to start.
The Microbiome then is one the most important parts of our bodies to keep healthy. On this website you will find lots of information on how to do this.