Did you know that you’re more bacteria than you are human? Some scientists have estimated that for every 1 human cell there is 10x more bacterial cells on the human body. 😲
Did you know these bacteria along with viruses, archaea and their genes make up what is called your microbiome and they can determine whether you have health or disease?
What they do for us:
1. Produce vitamins and hormones and enzymes (K, B12, Biotin, Folate, Thiamine),
2. Protect against colonization of harmful bacteria and parasites
3. Blood sugar balance, weight gain
4. Appetite, food choices
5. Cognitive ability – they have been shown to contribute to our neurodevelopment and
neurological disorders and they modulate behavior.
6. Modulate immune system
Top Microbiome Killers:
1. Alcohol – routine alcohol consumption
3. Mental/emotional stress
4. Gluten – the primary reason is believed to by due to Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, which is sprayed on wheat as well as other crops and other chemicak toxins coming in from food/water.
How to create a healthy microbiome:
1. Diet: is one of the best ways to support a healthy microbiome. Eating a diversity of plant
based food, eat what’s in season, in general include leafy greens, cruciferious vegetables,
2. you can also consume live bacteria or probiotics.
3. Chew, chew, chew, chew your food
4. eating smaller meals -over eating taxes stomach and spleen
5. Eat foods with live enzymes or take digestive enzymes (Digestive enzymes (Betaine HCl/Pepsin and other enzymes 2 caps per meal)
6. Manage stress – stress lowers acidity in the stomach – if you don’t have adequate stomach acid you can’t properly digest your food.
7. Support your liver – Important for detox, but also in digestion – it makes and secretes bile which helps to break down fat.
8. Diet rich in Fiber – feeds the healthy bacteria and binds to toxins and helps to secrete them out.
9. Drink plenty of water – room temper
mineral water, with lemon juice, herbal teas
10. exercise – helps circulation & pumps out waste
11. Reduce/Manage stress
studying too much
working long hours
12. Drink less alcohol (1-2 drinks a week is OK, 2 a night is not)