Meet your microbiome
100 trillion microbes call you home ... 95% of them live in your gut
A massive ecosystem of bacteria call your body home
They are found EVERYWHERE, including on your skin, in your mouth and nose, and in your guts
Just like your fingerprint ... your microbiome is unique!
Research studies have found that the composition and diversity of a microbiome can vary greatly between individuals... even between identical twins!
In fact, just like your fingerprint, the exact make-up of the bacteria in your gut is unique to you.
Factors like diet, genetics, lifestyle, and exposure to antibiotics can all influence the composition of your own individual microbiome.
Your microbiome changes with you...
The composition of your microbiome can also change over time, which is why it is important to maintain a healthy and diverse microbiome for overall health.
For example, a diet high in processed foods, sugar, and saturated fats can lead to an imbalance in your microbiome (known as dysbiosis) which can increase the risk of certain health conditions.
On the other hand, a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fermented foods, probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics can promote a diverse and healthy microbiome.