The Gut Microbiome and your Health

Did you know that you have bacteria, fungi, viruses all living happily within you?

Collectively these microbes are called the Microbiome.

Whilst some bacteria are associated with disease there are also some that are extremely important for the functioning of your body. These “good bacteria” are sometimes known as probiotics. Probiotics are involved with your immune system, your weight your mood and much much more.

There are literally trillions of these microbes, living within you and on your skin. The microbes that are found mainly in your large intestine are known as the Gut Microbiome. The Gut Microbiome plays a big part in natural immunity.

These tiny life forms live in a symbiotic relationship within you. A symbiotic relationship is a mutually beneficial relationship, one working hand in hand with another.

For various reasons this symbiotic relationship can sometimes get unbalanced and that is where it can cause health problems for you.

For example taking too many antibiotics can cause the good bacteria in your gut to die and when this happens you might have a problem with something called Candida albicans. Candida lives in the gut and is kept in balance by your gut flora(microbiome) so it generally doesn’t cause you a problem. If your gut bacteria becomes unbalanced something like Candida can thrive and grow out of balance. When this happens it can cause you a multitude of issues.

Keeping and building a good Gut Microbiome is critical for good health. There is lots of research going on around this and we are finding out more and more all the time. The Gut has also been called the second brain and it is believed to have an impact on how we feel.

It’s never been more important to be taking care of your health on every level.

Don’t just take my word for it , click on the link below and pop over the Microbz site and read all about “microbes in the news”, you will be amazed

To find out more and to learn more about how you can create and maintain a healthy Gut Microbiome and more click on this link


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