Why a Healthy Gut Means a Healthy You

If you read my last post you will know that I'm on a mission to find out how well, as a host, I am serving my gut bacteria in our symbiotic relationship. There are about 100 trillion microbial cells in an average human gut, compared to only ten trillion human cells. According to Kiran Krishnan microbiologist, and researcher, scientists now believe that 99% of all biological functions that make us human come from bacterial DNA.

Viome is the gut bacteria investigation company that I've put my trust into, since they claim that they are the only company in the world, at this point in time, who are authorised to use the technology that identifies all the bacteria in the gut as well as what they are doing.

Scientists have increasingly identified, over the last decade or so, that the microbiome is linked to many areas of health including mental illness, obesity and autoimmune diseases. According to Krishnan, although there is conflicting data in the microbiome space, the one thing that...

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Why One Diet Does Not Suit Everybody

During the last decade or so, scientists have been uncovering information about the significance of our microbiome for optimizing health. The microbiome is the microscopic community of microbes, including bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites that live on us and in us. A rich diversity of these microbes are essential for our well being and perform important functions such as breaking down food, creating important nutrients, protecting our bodies from unhealthy microbes and helping to clear out dead tissue as our cells renew.

I find this cutting edge health technology fascinating and that's why I recently sent a stool sample to Viome, for analysis. When the kit arrived, everything I needed, to enable me to collect the sample efficiently and hygienically, at home, was inside the box, as well as easy to follow instructions. A couple of weeks later my results landed on my new Viome app.

Because of their in depth, but growing, knowledge of the workings of the microbiome, Viome don't...

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