Human Microbiome?!

There’s a zoo inside of you! New research into the cells that live on our skin and in our bodies yields fascinating results about the human microbiome. In each person, there are ten times MORE bacteria, virus, and fungi cells than your own DNA … and it turns out eating your veggies and pre/probiotic foods (like yogurt) are important ways to nourish the microbiome.

The microbiome, in turn, creates a stronger immune system for you and possibly much more! Research is indicating the microbiome has a relationship to obesity, diabetes, allergies, and mental health …

Watch this 5 minute video at NPR to get started. There is more info at the NPR website (health section called “Shots”)

NPR Video on Human Microbiome


Other good sources are the NY Times Magazine article from last fall: NYT Magazine on Human Microbiome


And this article by the American Psychiatric Association: APA on Gut Feelings


Here’s the BBC’s take:


Microbiome and asthma … right bugs needed at the right time … :


A new movie about the effects of sugar. Did you eat more than 9 tsp sugar today? (amount recommended by American Heart Association):

And an ayurvedic perspective from Dr. John Douillard with some practical ways to reboot mind/body health through the human micro biome:

Fasting … what’s old is NEW again! Good for your health, according to the NY Times and many others. Yet again, health and spirituality are intertwined: