There are more and more studies being done to research the body’s microbiota. Microbiota refers to all the microorganisms that are found in an environment. In the human body, the gut, the vagina, the sinuses, the mouth, the skin, the blood, etc. each have their own microbiota which includes bacteria, viruses, fungi and other single celled animals.Read More
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When considering what is healthy for our overall digestion, it is important to understand that the gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem. The inherent diversity of an optimal gut flora is a key component of a healthy digestive tract. The human body is made up of more bacterial cells than human. It is critical that these bacteria consist of beneficial flora that can aid and support our health. In nature, the vitality of the soil is an important factor in both the composition of plants that will grow as well as the strength of those plants. Similarly, we need to plant the proper seeds or probiotics in our gut and water this diverse soil with a healthy diet.
What determines the health of the "soil" in our gut microbiome?Read More
So many –“omes” to understand . . . human genomics, metabolomics, toxigenomics . . . what does the suffix “–omics” actually mean?
One free online dictionary1 says that –omics is “the large scale study of biological entities”. So genomics, in the most simplistic terms, is the study of all of the genes of an organism; metabolomics is the study of the small molecules that are substrates (biochemical ingredients), products, or intermediates of metabolic reactions in an organism.
What is the microbiome in the body?Read More