How Your Gut Microbiome Is Affecting Your Health

(5)

Comments 16 comments   

Did you know that the average human body has 10 times more bacteria than human cells, and that over 4,000 different species of bacteria reside just in your gut?

Otherwise known as “gut microbiome,” the bacteria in our gut aren’t all bad. In fact, this has become a hot area of research and information, with great potential effect on our overall health.

If you’ve never heard about the microbiome before, soon you won’t be able to escape it. Fortune Magazine declared 2015 the Year of the Microbiome, calling poop the center of a medical revolution. The National Institute of Health has spent $173 million on its Human Microbiome Project – established in 2008 – which hopes to uncover the role of the microbiome in health, nutrition, immunity, and disease.

 

Go back to the Main Page of the Archives.