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Your Microbiome and Gut Health

So following on from our previous blog about our Microbiome and how it affects our immunity… this blog post will just give us a more general look at the Microbiome and how it affects your gut health. A Microbiome 101 if you will…   You’ve potentially heard about the good bacteria living within your digestive system, and may have even thought about taking a probiotic to support them. Most of us have seen that Inner Health Plus Ad on TV. But what is the Microbiome? So to recap, remember, the microbiome is this internal community – encompassing a massive 38
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Immune Health – We are not alone!

Recent studies have demonstrated that around 9 out of 10 cells in our body are not yours! They’re the bugs inside you. Yes that’s right… BUGS! (…cue the dramatic music) The bugs inside us play a huge role in our immunity. These 9 ‘other’ cells make up the human microbiome; the sum of bacteria, fungi parasites living on and inside of us. Some of the most well known colonisations are; the skin, lungs, mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Interestingly, they have also been found; in plaques in arteries, in the joint fluid of rheumatoid arthritis and within areas of the brain
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