“All Disease Begins in The Gut”
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine noted that the root of all disease was in the gut over two millennia ago, However it is only in recent years that modern medicine has started to recognise how true this is. The vast majority of diseases can be linked back to the gut – and our aim is to help improve our understanding of how the human microbiome affects our health and happiness – and how we can better protect the health and diversity of our microbiome to prevent and treat many diseases, allergies and chronic conditions now plaguing our societies. Our resource center provides the latest news, information and practical treatments and changes to our diet, behaviours and lifestyle that have been shown to help restore, cultivate and maintain optimal gut health and microbial diversity.
We examine, share and discuss the important peer reviewed scientific research and studies as it emerges to help raise awareness and ensure we can make smarter decisions
About Our Gut Bacteria
The role and importance of bacteria for our health has only recently been discovered – both in our environment and in our bodies. Our gut alone is host to over 40,000 different species of bacteria – while estimates vary between 50% and as much as 90% of the cells inside us and on our skin are not our own – but made up of bacteria and fungi. A greater understanding of the importance that these bacteria has emerged since the turn of the millennium – and how critical a role the diversity, make up and interaction with and between these species has in helping our bodies function effectively and combat disease.
Due to this complexity as yet only 1% of this microbiota has been characterised and identified.
The excitement surrounding this emerging field and understanding is huge and brings with it a growing appreciation for the hazards posed to our health through modern diets and farming methods together with our changing behaviours and lifestyles – all with alarming implications for our health and that or our children.