The Significance of Gut Microbes in Health and Disease
Hi! I’m Dr. Serena Martin, your naturopathic doctor and nutrition expert in New York City.
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Decomposition occurs through bio degradation, a remarkable process carried out by bacteria, that converts matter into constituent molecules. Their crucial presence prevents the accumulation of lifeless remains and waste. Moreover, bacteria within our bodies synthesise vitamins, enzymes, and hormones, playing a vital role. They assist in the absorption of essential minerals and nutrients, impacting our health, appearance, brain function, and immune system. Beneficial bacteria faithfully aid in absorbing vital nutrients from our diet, ensuring overall well-being and attractiveness.
Did You Know That We Are More Bacteria Than Humans?
Approximately 50 trillion bacteria reside in our gut, outnumbering human cells by 30 trillion. These microorganisms encompass 300 to 500 species and possess 2 million genes, compared to humans' 25,000 genes. Genes store intricate details about our bodies. Beneficial bacteria encode numerous functions in their 2 million genes. Unfortunately, these hardworking bacteria are malnourished due to changes in food quality. As a result, their numbers decline, affecting our health. An unhappy gut bacteria population leads to reduced immunity, obesity, diabetes, and various diseases. The Gut microbiota is crucial for overall well-being.