Gut bacteria triggers physical illness and psychological disorders
Your gastrointestinal or GI tract is the engine for your entire body. To survive, your cells extract nutrients from the food you eat for energy, as well as other essential matter such as oxygen, within your GI tract. It’s an extraordinary and complex 30-foot system that starts with your mouth and ends with the anus. Bloating, gas, and other stomach ailments are typical symptoms – which signal that your digestive system is disturbed. However, new research is finding that bad stomach bacteria triggers much more.
New studies are proving that microbes play an important role in every aspect of health – not just your gut health. They ensure your digestive wellbeing and influence your risk for obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Additionally, they even affect your moods, emotions, and personalities.
One drop of fluid in your stomach carries a billion bacteria
All of the organisms that live in or on your body – bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, helminths (worms), and all of their genes – are called the microbiome. You may be shocked to know that your microbiome includes a hundred trillion microbes of thousands of species, and just one drop of fluid in your colon carries more than a billion bacteria.
Each person has a unique microbial footprint. Its reflection is based on a variety of things such as the health of your parents, how your mother gave birth (vaginally or Caesarean), where you were born, whether you were breastfed, what you’ve eaten, where you’ve lived, past infections, medications/antibiotics, hormone levels, stress levels, exposure to toxins, plus much more. This microbial mix is so distinctive that it is a more accurate identifier than your own DNA.