The BioCollective | Microbiome 101
Learn more about the microbiome, and how disrupting its balance can affect your health and wellness.
The bacteria balancing act.
Bacteria can get a bad rap. But it’s not all bad. In fact, bacteria can be quite good.
Teen-tiny microbes in your gut do big important things like digesting food and synthesizing vitamins.
Now the bad news.
Things like antibiotics, surgery, travel to new places—even your diet—can throw
your microbiome balance out of whack. And this can result in disease, sickness and
diminished quality of life. In fact, recent evidence indicates a link between the microbiome and obesity,
inflammatory bowel disease, asthma and allergies, neurological disease—even your mood.
Microbiome. Macro impact.
There’s so much to learn about the microbial world inside our bodies.
As scientists do more research, they’re finding out more about how our microbiome
affects every aspect of our health. Your participation in this tiny revolution can
do very big things for the hope of finding ways to live a little healthier every day.
Want to dig deeper?
This handy list of articles, books and videos is a great place to start.
The Good Gut | 10% Human | Missing Microbes | Follow Your Gut
| The Gut: The Inside Story of our Body’s Most Underrated Organ | An Epidemic of Absence |
Welcome to the Microbiome: Getting to know the trillions of bacteria and other microbes in, on and around you!