Embrace your gut fingerprint!Did you know that your gut flora is completely unique to you—like your fingerprint. Your ancestors, diet, lifestyle, sexual partners, environment, and the places you travel all determine the bacteria that exist in your gut. Thus, gut bacteria play a vital role in your nervous system function, immunity, and even the food you eat.
Get to know your MicrobiomeBacteria are so abundant within the human body that they outnumber other cells by 100 to 1. In other words, for every cell in your body there are 100 bacteria sharing the same environment. As a result, bacteria dominate the internal environment of your body creating what is called a microbiome. Now, within that microbiome are several different types of good and bad bacteria. You may already know that good bacteria outnumbering bad bacteria benefits health and bad bacteria outnumbering good bacteria promotes disease. But, you may not know that your microbiome also drives your food cravings.
What do food cravings have to do my Gut?In a word—everything! The millions of bacteria living inside you have different nutritional needs. Therefore, your gut bacteria send signals to your brain demanding the nutrients they need. This ultimately manipulates your eating habits for better or for worse. For this reason, gut health is involved in the development of conditions/diseases such as:
- Multiple sclerosis