#GetBooched — microbiota

DOES MY ENVIRONMENT AFFECT MY MICROBIOME?

Image © Andrew Wyton   Scientific studies have proven that eating a diverse and probiotic-rich diet leads to healthier gut bacteria. But what effect does exposing oneself to different environments have on the gut microbiome? We live in a clean world but should we not? Should we get dirtier to get healthier?   We come into this world with a certain microbiome makeup influenced by our genes and delivery method. Once here, our environment – diet, culture, geography, hygiene, antibiotic usage – changes our microbiota over a lifetime. And any imbalance (dysbiosis) between the gut microbiota and the body affects our mental...

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Shannon Kamins

HEALTHY GUT AND DISEASE CONTROL, PART 2 - OBESITY

Research has proven that Probiotics+Prebiotics help in creating a healthy gut, which in turn helps in making us stronger, healthier, and happier. But how exactly does good bacteria way down in the gut make systems all over the body better? How does it help in preventing or controlling diseases in other parts of the body? This series of articles aims to shed light on these questions and more, and this week, we talk about obesity.     World Health Organization has estimated that worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975; by 2035, more than 39% of the worldwide adult population...

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