As my regular readers know, I recently completed my Integrative Nutrition Health Coach program @Institite for Integrative Nutrition. One topic we covered during my education was the microbiome. Well, I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but I find this area of self-knowledge amazingly interesting, therefore the topic of today’s rather long and detailed post. Please hang with me to the end, you will be so glad you did!

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Microbiome.
It may be a new word to some, but it is a key to wellness and health. Our bodies are a temple, our Bible tells us this. And, science has been exposing that there is truth in the Bible we do not yet understand. And, I don’t know how to get this across and not seem loony but I’m going to try to explain this idea here, briefly. Then I encourage you to access additional information either at the links below or other sources.
Our bodies are amazing feats of ‘engineering’ which science has yet not been able to completely understand. But, understanding is growing.
I would not call myself a scientist, but, I understand some. And what the science related to our microbiome is telling us is that we have more of a symbiotic relationship with all the little bugs that live in us then we ever thought.
For example: There is a bacteria in our gut which releases a compound which our body uses as a signal to create

serotonin

a compound present in blood platelets and serum that constricts blood vessels and acts as a neurotransmitter. 

 

Check out this website hosted by Jeffrey Smith for a wealth of information on GMOs, microbiome, and more!

Or see what Dr. David Perlmutter has to say about the growing list of microbiome threatening drugs.

Or check in on Dr. Axe, who has an article about eating dirt to improve our health.

Or Dr. Oz has a bunch of resources, like this one about what your gut reveals about your health.

Check my other blogs about microbiome and fermented foods, or even see my yogurt, sauerkraut, or fermented veggies recipes.