Exercise and the Gut Microbiome. What Affects the Makeup of the Gut Microbiome? Sleep, Circadian Rhythm and the Gut Microbiome. Stress, PTSD, and the Gut Microbiome. Smoking and Alcohol. 15 Things You Should Avoid to Keep Your Microbiome From Turning Against You. The Language of Microbial Culture: Explaining Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Postbiotics. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favorite subjects—the burgeoning field of human gastrointestinal microbiology.
I know…it’s easy to get caught up in the comparative excitement of it all. The microbiota is familiar territory to most Primal types, but with time and research, we come to understand the nuances of the terrain a little better. New terms pop up. Novel discoveries grab our attention. What microbes are in the food we eat? — The American Microbiome Institute. There is a common saying “You are what you eat.”
But is this actually true? A lot of attention has been paid to the microbes in our gut and the effects they have on disease and nutrition, but little has been reported on what microbes are in the food that we eat on a daily basis and the impact that this has on our microbiome and the microbial communities in our body. How to Safely Expose Your Kids to Dirt. If you’ve been reading this blog for any reasonable stretch of time, you know that I’m a big proponent of getting dirty.
By overvaluing sterility and fearing dirt – in our homes, our guts, even our hospitals – we’ve impaired our immune systems, our gut and digestive health, and even our mental health. The world is a dirty place, and we need to accept that. We need to embrace it, within reason, especially if we’re wards of tiny still-developing humans for whom exposure to dirt has important and resounding benefits. How Lifestyle Influences Our Gut Health: Digestion and the Microbiome.
This article will examine the incredibly important impact lifestyle has on our gut health.
Many people mistakenly believe our digestive health depends solely on diet and things like fermented food. However, this is only one way to which we affect our microbiome. What is the Microbiome? The average human gut contains approximately 1kg of bacteria (1). In short, this bacteria is a collection of millions of microbes that live inside our gut.