Why the Gut Microbiome Is Crucial for Your Health - Deepstash
Why care your gut bugs?
  • There more microbes in your gut than your cells in your body
  • Various diseases are linked to gut health. 
  • Some of which: irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, heart disease, diabe...

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Why the Gut Microbiome Is Crucial for Your Health

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Definition of the gut microbiome

Gut microbiome is a word describing microbes – viruses, bacteria, fungi, archaea etc. – which live in your gut. Usually, gut bacteria are the microbes that mostly affect our wellbeing. (Partly beca...

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Fun facts
  • Most microbes in your body live in your intestines, more specifically in the cecum, in the large intestine. 
  • There are about 40 trillion bacteria, compared to your own cell count, 30 t...

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General functions of microbiome
  • Digest the healthy sugars in breast milk which are essential for normal growth for babies. 
  • Digest dietary fiber, producing short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which positively affect our ...

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Gut dysbiosis

Gut dysbiosis is a term referring to the imbalance between good and bad microbes in our gut.

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How they affect our weight?
  • In many studies involving identical twins, we observed that the one with obesity has different gut microbiome than the other with healthy weight. 
  • Consequently, differences between gut...

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Role in heart health
  • In a study of 1500 people, we observed the gut microbiome may have a role in our heart health. 
  • Certain species of microbes contributed to the elevated levels of good cholesterol (HDL)...

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Role in blood sugar level
  • The gut microbiome may influence blood sugar level. 
  • In a study of 33 infants with high risk of getting type 1 diabetes, the diversity of infants' microbiome decreased before getting t...

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Role in brain health
  • The gut microbiome may produce chemicals affecting our brains. 
  • For example, serotonin, a good-feel chemical/neurotransimiter is mostly produced in the gut. 
  • Microbes may help ...

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How to improve your microbiome profile?

Eat a diverse range of plant-based whole foods. 

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