IntegrativePractitioner.com feature content on the human microbiome and the role of microbes in overall health.
The loss of diversity and lack of biodiversity in the global ecology, soil health, and human microbiome has a direct relationship to our overall human health. Excessively sterile environments, diets low in plant fiber, repeated exposure to
The concept that the gut and the brain are closely connected, and that this interaction plays an important part not only in gastrointestinal function but also in certain feeling states and in intuitive decision making, is deeply rooted in our language. Recent neurobiological insights into this
The sheer size of the gut microbiota is staggering. There are 10 times the number of bacterial cells living in the human body as there are human cells, and 100 times the number of bacterial genes to sequence in a person's microbiome than genes in a human genome. Most… Read More
By: Gerard E. Mullin, MD and Liz Lipski, PhD
Research on the gut microbiome indicates that it regulates metabolism and cell signaling, directs… Read More