THE WORLD OF THE MICROBIOME

THE WORLD OF THE MICROBIOME

There are around 100 trillion bacteria living inside each of us.  These bacteria form what is referred to as the Microbiome.

We have long been aware that gut bacteria can have an impact on digestion. What we had not realised quite so clearly before, is that it is not possible to be a healthy human if we do not have a healthy microbiome.

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WELL KNOWN ROLES OF THE MICROBIOME

People working within natural medicine know that low levels of good bacteria can lead to bloating, wind and bowel problems.  We have also for years, suggested probiotic supplements to help support those with intimate health issues, people who have taken anti-biotics and those who are heading off travelling.

What recent research has identified however, is how using specific bacteria can help support certain conditions even more effectively.  For example, we now know that Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacteria animalis subsp. lactis are particularly important to intimate health, colonising the vagina and maintaining a healthy pH.  Whilst Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus casei have important roles to play in preventing gut inflammation and diarrhoea.

ADDITIONAL JOBS FOR OUR GOOD BACTERIA

Research has provided additional information about some of the other vital roles of our microbiome:

  •          Aiding weight loss – the gut flora of a person who is overweight is completely different to someone who is a healthy weight.  Good bacteria can help reduce food cravings and increase motivation.
  •          Improving skin health – bacteria such as Lactobacillus reuteri and Lactobacillus plantarum help to keep the skin healthy and can inhibit bacteria linked with the development of acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
  •          Supporting mood and memory –the gut and brain are in constant communication and the microbiome can influence our mood, memory and behaviour.
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IN CONCLUSION:

 “All happy microbiomes may look similar, but unhealthy microbiomes will all be unhealthy in their own way.”

Understanding this, and how to use the right bacteria for certain health issues, will help us support and strengthen every microbiome and return each individual to health.

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