Our gut microbiota is made of tens of trillions of microorganisms. Each of us have 500-1000 species in our digestive tract. That amounts to over 3 million bacterial genes. That means there are 100-150 x more bacterial genes than human genes, weighing between 3-5 lbs. Most of those organisms are specific to each individual, while about a third are common to all of us.
"No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. " - Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
The Good Gut: Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-term Health Published May 3, 2016 by Justin Sonnenburg (Author), Erica Sonnenburg (Author)
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ Published May 24, 2015 by Giulia Enders (Author), Jill Enders (Illustrator), David Shaw (Translator)
(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Rob Knight explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses -- and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging...
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Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 1557 (2018) | Download Citation Abstract Metagenomic analyses have indicated that the female bladder harbors an indigenous microbiota. However, there are few cultured reference strains with sequenced genomes available for...
The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
At any given time,
only about 100-150 microbes predominate or are active. These organisms help us digest our food, produce vitamins such as vitamin B and K, keep our gut lining intact, and keep our immunity in check. Our bacterial diversity is of primary importance to prevent dysbiosis. Our diversity decreases as we age, but is also highly adaptable to our environment, especially the foods we eat or what toxins we are exposed to.
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An imbalance can lead to bowel disorders, allergies, autoimmune disorders and even obesity. Prebiotic’s, probiotics and fermented foods are significant components to add into the diet to combat dysbiosis and bring balance to gut health and immunity.